The latest news about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is that Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone just pulled out of a bio-pic starring Jamie Foxx as MLK because King's kids and "respectable blacks" objected to Stone radicalizing King and humanizing him, too, by matter-of-factly showing his dalliances with other women — not unlike what director Justin Chadwick successfully and tastefully did in Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom.
Have you ever been mistaken for a criminal because you "fit the profile"? This is a common scenario all across America. Racial profiling has plagued the values of United States law enforcement and is unfair to all minorities.
The Culture War is gearing up for its next mud-wrestling match, otherwise known as the Congressional mid-terms in November. This election is pivotal because it will determine whether the do-nothings or the do-somethings have the upper hand for the foreseeable future — which will have very real consequences for the rest of us.
It would be hard to find better news on an editorial page focused on business growth in Oak Park than the Journal's report Monday afternoon that Pete's Fresh Market will close on the shuttered Lake Street Dominick's store before this month ends.
Our block (900 Monroe Ave., River Forest) has been the victim of poor postal service for several years. We frequently miss mail on Mondays as that is the carrier's day off and no sub is provided. I was told by a supervisor that the carrier is on limited duty and when she is tired, she just stops delivering for that day.