| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
As an undergraduate at UCLA in the 1970s, Helen Singleton often visited the student union building to see a mural she and six other students painted on a wall as a tribute to African American history.
The artwork was a sepia-toned collage and a self-...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Monday marks the first day of registration for the city's summer reading program, which made late-night TV last week when Mayor Emanuel bet "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon that if Chicago's children read 2.4 million books this summer, Fallon will...
| Jul 10, 2014
As the fall premiere of “Star Wars Rebels” grows ever closer, we're getting more familiar with the characters created to […]...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 4:55 AM
Today, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is celebrated across the United States and its historical virtue extolled in textbooks. Fifty years ago, however, as it made its way through Congress, the landmark legislation was intensely polarizing. Debate on the...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:04 AM
Just as Martin Luther King Jr. had done a year earlier, King T. Hayes journeyed north from Georgia in the summers of 1945 and 1946 as a student to earn money working in the tobacco fields in Simsbury.
And like King, Hayes was struck by the comparative...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:48 PM
When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams were spending a quiet evening watching television in their Tujunga home when Johnny Carson joked about some liberal county clerk in Colorado who had done the unthinkable: issued a marriage license to two men.
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip.
And no longer would those who...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:40 PM
The University of California system is launching an effort to expand research and outreach to help reduce world hunger, improve nutrition and aid farmers coping with climate change, officials announced Tuesday.
UC President Janet Napolitano said the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Comedy Central's sketch comedy series "Key & Peele" joined moderator and professed super-fan Patton Oswalt in conversation at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills Monday.
Oswalt pulled out a list of questions...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:15 AM
The not-guilty verdict in the O.J. Simpson case generated much debate that was often divided along racial lines.
From the beginning, many blacks said they did not believe Simpson killed his wife and her friend. Many whites believed he did, even after he...