Family & Society

Beyond Hallmark

Family | For those caring for an elderly or infirm mom, every day is Mother's Day
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 5/13/06, 12:00 am

Tina Taylor is always well turned out. She has her short, white hair done every week, wears colorful blouses with neatly pressed slacks, and wouldn't dream of leaving her apartment without a coat of Toasted Almond lipstick, carefully applied.

But these days, Mrs. Taylor's daughter, Mary Ann Rinnert, picks out her clothes for her, laying out the next day's wardrobe the afternoon before.

"I go to my closet and can't remember what I'm supposed to do," Mrs. Taylor tells her daughter.

"That's okay, Mom," Mrs. Rinnert replies. "I can do that for you."

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Crossover commentator

Civil Rights | Detroit anchorman Frank Turner makes waves by attempting a career in evangelistic broadcasting
by John Dawson
Posted 4/22/06, 12:00 am

Frank Turner says there's a reason why he calls himself "America's First Evangelical Anchorman." Two years ago, it wasn't uncommon to tune into Detroit's Channel 7 news (WXYZ) 5 p.m. broadcast and see Mr. Turner deliver a gospel-filled commentary at the end of the broadcast. He says WXYZ not only allowed but encouraged him to talk about Jesus during a secular broadcast in the nation's No. 11 television market.

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Agent of change

Civil Rights | Before Rosa Parks was a civil-rights catalyst, she was a devoted Christian who memorized Scripture and taught Sunday school
by Edward E. Plowman
Posted 11/05/05, 12:00 am

The world knew Rosa Parks as a civil-rights icon: the quiet, shy, unassuming seamstress who on Dec. 1, 1955, refused to surrender her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., city bus to a white man, as local law required. Her arrest led to a 380-day bus boycott, a U.S. Supreme Court decision that desegregated public transportation in the city, mass protests that catapulted Martin Luther King Jr. to fame, and wide-ranging changes in the social order.

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