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Sherman Hemsley, 74, a onetime mail sorter from South Philadelphia who moved on up to the East Side of New York as George Jefferson in a celebrated 1970s sitcom, died Tuesday at his home in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Hemsley, who was found by his nurse,...
Exploring raceOn May 4, 1961, an integrated group of "Freedom Riders" left Washington D.C. for Louisiana on a Greyhound bus to challenge segregation throughout the Deep South. After the Freedom Riders’ bus was fire bombed in Alabama—with them inside---...
100 Years Ago — 1913 Esquire J.R. Dodds had a narrow escape from serious injury at his home on South Third Street. He was cleaning out an old drawer and threw a lot of trash into the grate. A terrific explosion resulted and fire was scattered over...
Valley 610The mood at last night's Allentown City Council meeting was just a little bit different last night, and it might have something to do with the recent candidates debate. The crowd that turned out for the 5:30. p.m. meeting was less than half of what...
I have always suspected racists didn't like being called out for their racism. Now I have proof. When I told MSNBC's Thomas Roberts on May 14th that the tea party was "the Taliban wing of American politics", a firestorm erupted. Arguing the IRS was...
Tags: MSNBC (tv network), Culture, Taliban, Racism, Human Rights
It took courage for more than a dozen Allentown police officers to divulge what they felt was wrongdoing by their chief, who they said threatened "retribution" on anyone who did so. It also took solid assurances that the chief would never find out who...
Once again, teachers protected their students. It happened at Sandy Hook Elementary in December, and it happened in Monroe, Okla., this week. Stories are being reported of teachers placing their bodies over their students, and as one child said, "Our...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't order new legislative elections in Mississippi over complaints about the timing of the state's redistricting. The Mississippi NAACP had challenged the state's 2011 state elections because the Legislature...
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a new case on the intersection of religion and government in a dispute over prayers used to open public meetings. The justices said they will review an appeals court ruling that held that...
PORTLAND, Ore. — Proponents of fluoridating Portland's water supply had no trouble getting the local Urban League on board. Here in the biggest city in the country that still doesn't treat its water to prevent tooth decay, studies show that low-...
The wing-nuts are in their glory. Between the IRS focusing on tea party groups and the Justice Department collecting some AP reporters' phone number records, it's enough to make this classy anti-government bunch whoop with glee. Instead of fantasizing...
The lavish Carnival banquets already are under way at Antoine's Restaurant, the parading clubs are finalizing their ornate processions and the reviewing stands are in place along St. Charles Avenue. Everything, in other words, looks to be ready for the...
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