| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:29 PM
On March 5, 1770, a contingent of British soldiers fired on a crowd of unarmed protesters who were threatening a sentry. Five colonists were killed in what became known as the Boston Massacre.
Committees of Correspondence were formed to publicize news...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 9:33 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday launched an ambitious campaign to impose a $13.25-an-hour minimum wage requirement for all workers in Los Angeles by 2017, calling it the "largest anti-poverty program in the city's history."
The most far-reaching...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 1:32 PM
The enthusiastic homecoming for the Jackie Robinson West Little League team this past week ran through my mind as I watched Luis Caballero's hagiographic "Clemente: The Legend of 21." Is it possible for us to find true heroes in the world of...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:07 AM
– The 24th annual Southeast Community Day Parade and Festival will be held this weekend – a three-day event that will include a two-mile parade, a march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., keynote speakers and a gospel music celebration....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:49 AM
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday that it would present Harry Belafonte with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and give honorary Oscars to Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Tinseltown is up to its old tricks. In hopes of Oscar glory, Hollywood is saving some of its biggest movies for the year's final weeks. Yet these titles, stars and subjects do raise expectations that, after a disappointing summer, some memorable movies...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:13 PM
So, Burger King’s bugging out on the United States of America.
Henceforth, Burger King Worldwide Inc. will be a Canadian company; the fast-food King is taking up official residence in a country with a queen. The company headquartered in Miami will...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
President Obama doesn't know much about history.
In his therapeutic 2009 Cairo speech, Obama outlined all sorts of Islamic intellectual and technological pedigrees, several of which were undeserved. He exaggerated Muslim contributions to printing and...
| Aug 29, 2014
We know nearly everything there is to know about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., or so we think. But in his new book, "Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year," the PBS and public radio host Tavis Smiley turns his...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Though we've narrowed the racial divide since the days of segregation, the economic divide between whites and blacks has been remarkably persistent for the last 40 years. We live in a nation in which if you're black, you likely earn less, have less wealth...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Fifty years ago this summer, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, marking a watershed moment in our nation's history and in the ongoing struggle of African-Americans for fair and equal treatment.
The passage of the law,...