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KIAHIf you've never heard of Emmet Till, you should. Back in 1955, the 14-year-old from Chicago was visiting family in Mississippi. He stops at a store in a small town and allegedly flirts with the white woman behind the counter. Five days later his body...
Tribune NewspapersWhen I first heard that former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin had said it was "too easy" to criticize the White House for inviting rapper Common to an event, I thought, "Of all the rappers proudly repping the most negative aspects of their backgrounds,...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Common, Movies, Fine Artists, Kanye West
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelOn NBC's "Meet the Press," presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin said Trayvon could be this generation's Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black boy who was lynched in 1955 in Mississippi. Emmett's killing "sparked the civil rights movement," Goodwin...
PolitiCalThis post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. California lawmakers donned hoodies Thursday to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer.......
Change of SubjectSunday's print column Tribune graphic by Michael Miner The long-term national forecast calls for heavy speculation with intermittent innuendo and a chance of sophistry. In the hotly controversial case involving the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon...
Moms At Work - Orlando SentinelAlthough I have obsessively read and re-read news stories about Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Miami boy shot dead last month by a self-proclaimed neighborhood-watch captain in a Sanford community, I haven't been able to watch any television coverage...
1861: Union forces attacked two Confederate forts on the North Carolina Outer Banks. The Confederates surrendered the next day, giving the Union its first notable victory of the Civil War. 1955: Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was abducted...
Associated PressThe national president of the NAACP and more than 1,000 other mourners rallied at the weekend funeral of Troy Davis, vowing to capitalize on the international outcry over the Georgia man's execution to heighten opposition to the death penalty in the...
Tags: Christianity, Lawyers, Prisons, The Associated Press, NAACP
Tribune reporterThe former director of historic Burr Oak Cemetery was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for her role in a macabre scheme reselling occupied burial plots and dumping their first human remains in a hidden field. Carolyn Towns, 51, of Blue Island, pled...
Armed with a yellow bucket filled with cleaning supplies, Jeremy Krock made his way toward the grave of John Donaldson, who was interred at Burr Oak Cemetery more than 40 years ago. Krock, 53, an anesthesiologist from Peoria, spruces up Donaldson's grave...
The Baltimore SunEmmylou Harris performed at Pier Six Pavilion Tuesday night. Baltimore Diner's Richard Gorelick, a regular Harris, reviews the show. Emmylou Harris, touring with her Red Dirt Boys in support of "Hard Bargain," her first studio album in three years,...
Tags: Emmylou Harris, Human Interest
RedEye movie critic“The Help” marks the third Emma Stone movie released in four weeks, following “Friends with Benefits” and “Crazy Stupid Love.” Isn’t she worried about, uh, Stone-verkill? “Stone-verkill! Yes! Coined a word,...
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