When we heard word of this year’s MacArthur Fellows this week, we were particularly thrilled to see the name of curator, art historian and professor Dr. Kellie Jones among the list of recognized “geniuses.”
I’m surprised that S. Carolina doesn’t have any laws against hate crimes
Dylann Roof, center, at a court hearing in Charleston, S.C., last week. (Credit: Pool photo by Grace Beahm)
Dylann Roof, the man suspected of killing nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., last month is expected to face federal hate crime charges, two law enforcement officials said on Wednesday.
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It disturbs me to see the current events that are involving minorities and police officers. We have to do better as a nation of people who are from different backgrounds. I am appalled at the leaders of this country who have yet to step up and approach the dogit reality of police brutality. I am an African American woman who has experienced racial profiling and police brutality. I was just acquitted of aggravated battery on a police officer. Thank GOD there was video surveillance to support my innocence, the officer used deadly force but yet I was charged with agg batt. I was also charged with a DUI and I wasn’t even driving. This charge was also thrown out. It took a year to get this taken care of. I hate to even admit this but if my story can help impact the lives of someone reading this than so be it. I wish that our country would focus on the threats that are being made to us by other countries. We are so open to any attacks by other countries right now because we are killing ourselves. The irony of it all is that other nations are looking at the US as people who hate the people of their own nation. We are dealing with issues that shouldn’t exist in the “land of the free and the home of the brave” What route does our nation take now? Where do we go from here?
Positive and uplifting
Does working endlessly for idiot corporations during the week and sleeping around on weekends at the bars complete you? Or has it left you feeling empty and hopeless? Has life become a bore, a dread, an endless game where nothing feels particularly right? Has sex left you feeling empty? Has alcohol and drugs run a number on you, and left you even worse than empty? That’s because life doesn’t make sense until we try to live right, in the next dimension of living, which is a spiritual connection to a higher power. The truth of that higher power is found in the Bible. It’s not about religion either, it’s about a relationship, prayer is just talking to God, and Bible is listening for him. Step into that next level of life, leave behind the…
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After months of speculation and debate, George Lucas’s coveted museum is officially coming to Chicago.
In 2018, on what’s now a parking lot, the doors will open to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
Bears fans are concerned over the loss of parking lot space currently used for tailgating.
What in the world
(CBS) — The Porter County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an unusual discovery.
WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports a Union Township homeowner told police he woke to his doorbell at about 1 a.m. Friday. When he opened the door, he say a what the police report calls a rather large pig’s head. It has been left in a five gallon bucket and positioned so that the pig seemed to be staring back at him, according to the man.
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He said he told police he had no idea who would have left it there. The man said there had been recent incidents of vandalism when eggs were tossed at the house and a car and a car was keyed by someone.
The homeowner told police he could not think why he or…
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MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade has said he wants to stay with the Miami Heat. Apparently, that means he has to technically leave first.
Wade told the Heat on Saturday that he is opting out of the final two years of his contract, making him a free agent who may negotiate with any team — Miami included — on July 1. It’s the same option that LeBron James exercised earlier this week, and Bosh’s decision comes out three days after he, James and Chris Bosh met at a posh Miami Beach hotel to discuss their futures.
So now, all eyes are on Bosh, to see if he’ll opt out as well.
The decisions, while risky for the Heat because Bosh and James are no longer locked in to staying, could also become a big gift for Miami. The Heat owed Wade and James a combined $40.9 million for next season…
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