The Columbia Chronicle

“Black or White,” starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, tells the story of a mourning widower (Costner) who is brought into a custody battle over his granddaughter (Jillian Estell) whom he has helped raise for her entire life.

‘Black or White’ leaves no room for gray area

February 16, 2015

In America, conversations about race often take place in a world of gray. The film “Black or White,” a new family drama written and directed by Mike Binder, does not take place in this world, thou...

Chicago Public Schools teacher Dorothea Tobin, 62, started a knitting club at North Lawndale College Prep., which is not only an after-school activity, but a source of pride and income. Tobin said students have made up to $400 a month through selling their wares—such as bowties and scarves.

Notable Native: Dorothea Tobin

January 26, 2015

Three times a week, Chicago Public Schools teacher Dorothea Tobin and 38 students fill a cramped, brick-walled office on Chicago’s West Side at North Lawndale College Prep., 1616 S. Spaulding Ave. A...

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