| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:06 PM
A famous statue of Jackie Robinson at a minor league ballpark in Brooklyn was vandalized the other day, defaced and desecrated with swastikas and ugly racist slurs.
"Hile Hitler," some sub-human scrawled in black pen. "Die [N-word]. [F-word] Jackie...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Fort Lauderdale lawyer-lobbyist Mike Colodny is the new chairman of Broward Days, the bipartisan group that brings business and government leaders together to advocate for the county in Tallahassee.
Change could be coming to the 20-year-old...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Interviewing James McBride, author of the best-selling memoir “The Color of Water” and “The Good Lord Bird,” the unexpectedly hilarious new novel about the 19th century abolitionist John Brown and his violent crusade to end...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Adam Jones’ tweets about having a banana thrown at him Sunday by a fan at AT&T Park have made the incident a national topic of conversation, and the Giants today issued an apology to the Orioles center fielder. (If you missed any of the details...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:16 AM
When white Philadelphia Eagles receiver, Riley Cooper, was recently taped using the word "nigger" while obviously intoxicated, I was curious as to how his African-American teammates would respond. In popular culture we're all aware that the words "nigger"...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
When do insensitive words destroy reputations?
It all depends.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen was dropped by her TV network, her publisher and many of her corporate partners after she testified in a legal deposition that she used the N-word some 30 years...
| Aug 13, 2013
Forest Whitaker certainly isn’t yelling, but the temperature of his soft-spoken calm has increased a few degrees.
“If we have a few minutes, let’s get a [newspaper], and I want you to go through the films,” says the star of...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Jackie Robinson changed baseball and the nation that loves it on April 15, 1947, when he became the first black player to walk onto a major league ball field. He changed Carl Erskine's life in March 1948, when Robinson, by then a Brooklyn Dodgers star,...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Orlando's Downtown Arts District has taken over management of The Gallery at Avalon Island, which now joins the nearby CityArts Factory as art space run by the nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the arts and economic development in downtown...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:09 AM
If you notice construction dust at your favorite arts or other cultural institution in the coming months, the work will be in part thanks to this year's Orange County cultural-facilities grants.
In six years of the cultural-facilities program, the...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 11:28 PM
Last week Paula Deen was cut loose by all of her sponsors, publishers and employers for admitting use of the (N-word) on one occasion 27 years ago. Sounds ludicrous until you examine the hidden motives. What the media has done to Paula Deen is so wrong....