10 30 2014
  9:44 am  

Rosa Parks' Act of Courage Honored

The hustle and bustle of city life paused for a moment Thursday to honor an act of courage and defiance that helped to make America a better place for everyone. Dec. 1 marked the 50th anniversary of the day that Rosa Parks refused to yield her seat on a Montgomery, Ala. bus to a White man.

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Last Week's Poll Results

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.,  has laid out a plan for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. What do you think? Do you support Rep. Blumenauer's plan?

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Old Crips Look Back, Regret Mistakes

LOS ANGELES—Entering middle age, Chico Brown lives in the world of children. He greets them at school, settles their fights, listens to their problems, watches them finish their homework, coaches their basketball teams, offers them rides home, reads their letters.
He has four of his own children too, most of them nearly grown. But "they didn't know me," he said — or most of their lives, he was in prison.

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Rhythm & Rhyme

Christa Bell, the Seattle and National Grand Slam Poetry Champion, recites her work Dec. 2 at the Poet Populist Reading at North Seattle Community College. Bell was joined by Seattle Poet Populist Pesha Joyce Gertler and Poet Populist finalist Nancy Dahlberg.

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