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I got a clue even before my column ran this week that its subject — what "Negro" means these days — might make some folks uncomfortable. I'd pulled up to the valet stand at the Hilton and waited while the young man fumbled through the...
There was plenty to grouse about in the first round of the Los Angeles mayor's race. Instead of real discussion of the city's issues, the candidates offered evasive cliches. A deluge of debates reduced almost every serious policy position to a sound bite....
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela’s new interim president, Nicolas Maduro, gave a clear sign Friday night that he will use political capital left by the late President Hugo Chavez to win election in his own right. In his acceptance speech to the...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Heads of State, Government, Venezuela
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.CARACAS, Venezuela -- The funeral ceremony for late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez got underway Friday at a military base in the capital before 32 heads of state and with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra directed by Los Angeles conductor Gustavo...
April 4, 1988 Patrick Reynolds, soon to be 3 years old, and 7-month-old cousin David Jeramy Goolman, both whom suffer from cystic fibrosis, will be on hand for the annual Clark County Cystic Fibrosis Walkathon held at the George Rogers Clark High...
Earlier this year, I saw a powerful play set in Zimbabwe in the 1890s (when it was called Rhodesia) that brought back some disturbing memories of my visit there about 15 years ago. "The Convert," the first in a trilogy being written by Zimbabwean award-...
Change of SubjectBy Jessica Reynolds I attended the Chicago Teachers Union rally and march yesterday — as an objective spectator — along with the new editorial board intern David Uberti. Those of you who have read the Tribune's editorials on CPS closings......
In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century. But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
The Census Bureau announced last week that it is dropping the use of the term "Negro" to describe black Americans in its population surveys. I suspect few will mourn the word's passing. Today Americans of African descent, especially younger ones, almost...
Tags: Slavery, Racism, College Baseball, NAACP, Minority Groups
Republican voters are suggesting the 2nd Congressional District replace one felon with another after picking ex-convict Paul McKinley as the candidate to run for the seat recently ceded by former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. While official results in the...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON — Disgraced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., who pleaded guilty last week to misusing $750,000-plus in campaign money, is writing a memoir, two sources familiar with the project told the Tribune. Jackson, 47, will be sentenced June...
Tags: Politics, U.S. Senate, Rod Blagojevich, Prosecution, Government
Tribune reportersChicago election officials report turnout is low in the primary election to find a successor to disgraced former Democratic U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. As of 1:45 p.m., turnout was about 11 percent among sampled city precincts, according to the...
Tags: Primaries, Debbie Halvorson, Politics, Polls, Chicago Elections
Mar 15, 2013 |Column| Los Angeles Times
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Feb 26, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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