Bakary Tandia and Biram Abeid, natives of Mauritania, visited Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School Monday to talk about slavery and other social justice issues facing the people of Mauritania including the strict caste system to which the country still adheres.
If you're looking for ways to spark your seasonal fervor, this is the weekend. On Friday, Dec. 6, take your pick. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is performing Christmas concert at Dominican University's Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
When disaster strikes it is often the kindness shown by others that means the most to those who are recovering. On Sunday the Oak Park and River Forest High School wrestling team went to Washington, Ill. to aide in tornado relief efforts.
I should have known that with Hemingway's far reaching influence he and John F. Kennedy were somehow connected. The two never met, according to a history of the collection on the JFK Library website. But like so many, Kennedy was an admirer.