Storming the Capitol may be new to Americans, but the violence is a familiar theme
Even living in a time of isolation, the shock waves that spread across the nation Wednesday were seismic. After insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol, the first breach of its kind in more than two centuries, an insistence also arrived that the events were like something from another country. "This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic — not our democratic republic," said former President George W. Bush in a statement. "Let me be very clear: The scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not reflect a true America. Do not represent who we are," tweeted President-elect Joe Biden. ...
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Television Q&A: Is Ken Jennings really going to replace Alex Trebek?
You have questions — and, with Festivus not far off, some airing of grievances. Q: I am very sorry to see that Ken Jennings will be the interim host of “Jeopardy!” Ken is smart, but he is also a smart aleck. If they choose him in the end, I will no longer be a “Jeopardy!” fan. They need to get someone who is more professional than Ken and deals with people like Alex Trebek did. Ken has himself on a pedestal and loves it. A: The challenge of replacing the late, loved Alex Trebek has certainly been a formidable one, and the long-running game show is taking its time with the search, and with tele...
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Two young Black women Chicago activists are at the center of the new documentary 'Unapologetic'
CHICAGO — When filmmaker Ashley O’Shay began work on her documentary “Unapologetic,” two Chicago police killings were at the forefront of efforts for accountability and reform: That of Rekia Boyd, the 22-year-old Black woman who was fatally shot in the back of the head by Dante Servin, an off-duty police detective, and Laquan McDonald, the 17-year-old Black teenager who was shot and killed by Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke.The lives and work of two young Black women activists, Janaé Bonsu and Ambrell Gambrell (who raps under the name Bella Bahhs), are at the center of “Unapologetic,” wh...
Chicago student took 17,000 photos at 37 events of people fighting for social justice after George Floyd's killing. Now, there's a book. 'I want to give you the whole story.'
CHICAGO — Snapping images on disposable cameras during childhood fishing trips was Vashon Jordan Jr.’s introduction to the value of photography and capturing a moment in time.Since then, the 21-year-old photographer’s work has mainly been showcased on his social media platforms. But this summer, when the city was moved by myriad social injustices against Black people, that changed.Jordan’s first book “Chicago Protests: A Joyful Revolution” was released this month. The paperback photo book features 117 images from 37 demonstrations, protests, events and community gatherings throughout the city ...
Mike Sielski: The forgotten story of former Cowboys safety Richmond Flowers Jr. and a brave stand for America
PHILADELPHIA — Fifty years ago Sunday, the Eagles played the Dallas Cowboys at the Cotton Bowl, in a game whose details have since been consigned to microfilm spools, digital newspaper archives, and the waning light of old men’s memories.The Cowboys won, 21-17, to improve their record to 5-2; they reached the Super Bowl that season, losing to the Baltimore Colts. The Eagles’ loss was their seventh in seven games, though they had shown considerable fight against a superior opponent, scoring a touchdown with 50 seconds left in regulation to pull within four points, then attempting to recover an ...
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