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Schools Should Show 'Selma'!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.21.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It's oft been said that those who don't learn from history, are doomed to repeat it. But you need to know what your history is before you can learn from it. Selma DVDs in every classroom is a start.

Rachel Boynton Tackles Big Men - and Big Oil

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.18.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The illuminating documentary Big Men tells a variation of the oil story in Africa. Nigeria was an example of fifty years of oil discovery, with busted...

Survival in Pre-Civil War South: 12 Years a Slave Honored at the Lotos Club

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The subject of race was addressed head on at a luncheon celebrating the film "12 Years a Slave," easily the film of the year in an awards season gathe...