| Aug 22, 2013
Mesmerized by their memories, Ken Williams looked in awe at the distinguished company he kept on a stage inside the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. — the former Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:48 AM
There are monuments to leaders of the civil rights movement: the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall.
But many say there has never been recognition for the "regular people" who took up the cause, who marched on Washington and...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The best scenes in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" — a family farewell at a bus station; a few drinks and a few dangerous glances among friends in an ordinary Washington, D.C., living room — steer clear of the White House and keep a comfortable...
| Aug 6, 2013
When Write Club founder Ian Belknap was offered the opportunity to curate and host the free Live Lit on the Lake series as part of Chicago Park District's Theater on the Lake program, he immediately set three criteria: to balance the approach with both...
| Aug 13, 2013
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| Aug 5, 2013
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| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year.
In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
| Aug 13, 2013
Forest Whitaker certainly isn’t yelling, but the temperature of his soft-spoken calm has increased a few degrees.
“If we have a few minutes, let’s get a [newspaper], and I want you to go through the films,” says the star of...
| Sep 3, 2013
Right on the heels of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech—which took place on August 28, 1963—comes Court Theatre's production of Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning two-person drama, "The Mountaintop,"...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:32 AM
About a year ago, actor-author-producer Paul Reiser decided to return to standup comedy. He hadn’t really done the whole comedy-club tour thing in about 20 years.
“People said, ‘Hey, it’s like riding a bike … ’...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 4:33 PM
With Black History Month moving into full swing, photos of the same five black activists are plastered on the news, posters and flyers. The same line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech” is repeated over and over...