Daily Archive: September 22, 2013

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National

First lady: Voting rights is ‘movement of our era’

First lady Michelle Obama, and her image displayed on a video screen behind her, addresses the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 42nd Annual Phoenix Awards dinner in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) WASHINGTON (AP) β€” Michelle Obama says protecting the right to vote has become the nation’s most important civil rights issue.

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Entertainment

Emmys live up to unpredictable nature

Actress Kerry Washington arrives at the BAFTA’s Los Angeles TV Tea party at the SLS Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP) by David BauderAP Television Writer The Emmys lived up to its reputation as the least predictable entertainment awards show. Television’s annual night of honors, where the AMC drama “Breaking Bad” and ABC comedy “Modern Family” were judged the industry’s finest on Sunday night, mixed in surprises with expected winners, and ended some winning streaks while extending others. Newcomer Netflix made its presence felt, but not in the splashy way it had hoped for. “Nobody in America is winning their office pool,” host Neil Patrick Harris said late in the CBS telecast from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Sports

Steelers at early crossroads as Bears visit

In this Dec. 9, 2013, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller runs after catching a pass as San Diego Chargers defensive back Shareece Wright (29) pursues during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – The meeting was intimate and brief. Following his team’s first 0-2 start in more than a decade, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and safety Ryan Clark huddled with remaining players from the club’s last Super Bowl title in 2009 and tried to plot a course forward.

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Opinion

1963 was a pivotal year for civil rights

GEORGE CURRY (NNPA)β€”In the modern civil rights era, no year stands out in my memory more than 1963. I was a sophomore at Druid High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and living in McKenzie Court, the all-Black housing project on the west side of town. After a life of second-class citizenship, I finally saw the walls of segregation crumbling.