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Oldest American Celebrates 116th Birthday ... And Her Longevity Secrets

AP | JILL BLEED | Posted 07.05.2014 | Weird News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she's now officially the...

Obama Tours Arkansas Tornado Devastation

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) — Surveying the remnants of nature's destructive power in the country's midsection, President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to r...

Storms Carve Deadly Path Through South, Midwest

AP | By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of...

Obama Pledges Federal Help After Deadly Tornado

AP | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending his deepest condolences to those affected by a deadly tornado that ripped through Arkan...

Deadly Tornadoes Tear Through 2 States

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO and JIM SALTER | Posted 06.27.2014 | Green

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) — The sky turned black as the funnel cloud closed in, and Maggie Caro rushed with her husband and two children to a community she...

CityLove: Meet Little Rock, Arkansas

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Grant Stevens The skyline of Little Rock, Ark., at night. Recently we gave you a small taste of Little Rock, Ark., with an Instagram tour, and t...

CityLove: Tour Little Rock via Instagram

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.20.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Our research and conversations have convinced us that the only "little" part of Little Rock is its name. This community is embracing its history, incredible cultural resources, and it's natural surroundings in a big way, all of which we'll explore in our future CityLove posts.

Notes From the Road: Little Rock

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Delita Martin's sharp relief prints bring together history, memory and imagination to create images of African-American women that serve as icons of strength and community.

Arkansas Will No Longer Pay To Desegregate Schools

AP | KELLY P. KISSEL | Posted 03.15.2014 | Black Voices

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge said Monday that Arkansas can stop making payments in one of the nation's most historic desegregation effor...

5 Free Things To Do In Little Rock

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is nicknamed the Natural State, and its capital lives up to the moniker. There are plenty of ways for people to ex...

Judges Gives First OK To End Little Rock Schools Desegregation Suit

AP | CHUCK BARTELS | Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge gave preliminary approval Friday to a proposed settlement that would bring an end to a decades-long desegre...

Kiva CEO to speak at Little Rock social entrepreneurship conference

Kiva Zip | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

On Tuesday October 8th, Kiva co-founder Matt Flannery will be in Little Rock, Arkansas, to speak at the joint Winthrop Rockefeller Institute-Clinto...

Fixing Obesity, Between Little Rock and Hard Places

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I was privileged to be in rooms full of people passionate about the obesity challenges in Arkansas and prepared to work hard. Everyone around me seemed realistic about the challenges and was lacing up his or her hiking boots accordingly.

Hillary Clinton Honored In Little Rock

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton read The Very Hungry Caterpillar at a ceremony Monday, celebrating the dedication of the Hillary Rodham Clin...

What Nancy Pelosi Is Praying For

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be the most qualified potential nomin...

Why So Many Think Hillary Clinton Is Right for 2016

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

To all of us, a Hillary Clinton presidency will be the fulfillment of something in our lives not yet accomplished. Her election would complete so many of our hopes and dreams and finally move our nation another step closer to that "more perfect union."

Volume Three: Hillary, the Presidential Years

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Hillary deserves to sit back, maybe even grab a quick nap, and have time to reflect on a life thus far well spent. She announced she will write a memoir of her time as Sec. of State. Friends who have written books tell me that isn't really a vacation. But for Hillary maybe it is.

Dad, Do You Know Ruby Bridges?

Harold Ross | Posted 03.24.2013 | Black Voices
Harold Ross

I would have preferred my beautiful boy ask me a different question. Something like, "How did I get inside mommy's stomach when I was a baby?" As parent-child discussions go, Reproductive Biology is easier than race relations and the Civil Rights Movement.

Suspect In Teen's Murder Found Hanging In Cell

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 09.15.2012 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A 16-year-old Arkansas boy suspected in the fatal stabbing of another teen died over the weekend after workers at a juvenile dete...

Recycle Bikes For Kids

Bus 52 | Posted 08.21.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

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Obama Presidency Lures Out Dormant Racism

Nicole Glass | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Nicole Glass

The end of a racist nation cannot just come from an integration of races in schools, the workplace and politics. It must come from a very personal change in perception. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 changed the law, but it's the people that change a culture.

'Riding The Dog': Coast-To-Coast By Greyhound Bus

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.16.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Why would you ride on Greyhound instead of driving -- or grabbing a train or plane?

Connecting the Dots

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 04.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Aubrey Sarvis

Ending DADT can be traced directly back to those extraordinary civil rights leaders who bravely fought discrimination and second-class citizenship. It's important to keep drawing these dots and making these connections. Let us not forget to remember.

Dead Blackbirds Fall Again In Arkansas Town

AP | Posted 03.02.2012 | Weird News

BEEBE, Ark. — Authorities in a central Arkansas town say about 100 blackbirds died on New Year's Eve after being spooked by fireworks, far less ...

Ruling: Arkansas Schools Can't Stop Desegregation Funds

AP | By JEANNIE NUSS and CHUCK BARTELS | Posted 02.27.2012 | Education

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas cannot cut off millions of dollars in funding for desegregation programs in Little Rock-area school districts until the ...