| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:28 AM
February is widely known as Black History Month, and Stephen Colbert chose to celebrate it in the strangest way possible on Thursday's show: with an animated short for a proposed TV show known as "Laser Klan."
Yes, that spelling is not a mistake. This...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Despite three unsuccessful previous efforts, UCLA officials again are proposing that most undergraduates take a class in racial, cultural, gender or religious diversity.
Most UC campuses and many other universities have such a requirement. But UCLA's...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:00 PM
This school year marked a special time in history for the students of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, as a small contingent of women have formed the first Black Student Union at the high school.
The club was formed last fall to “promote and teach...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:24 PM
When my brother and I were growing up in the 1960s, my parents bought the book, “Great Negroes Past and Present.” Perfect for young readers, it was a survey of famous black folks in history. It sat on a shelf in my father’s study, and...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:45 AM
I stopped paying much attention to Lifetime after the cable channel branded itself “Television for Women” in the 1990s and started offering exploitative made-for-TV movies like the 1997 production of “My Stepson, My Lover” with...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The Sun's coverage of Lexington Market has been one-sided and, in my opinion, borders on being racist ("Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market," March 8).
I am a teacher at Polytechnic Institute. Every year for more than...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Donald Sterling has been trying for years to show how much he really cares for minorities.
His bio page on the Clippers website mentions numerous charitable foundations the team owner started and a variety of humanitarian awards he has received.
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Another year, another Holocaust Day -- just as there's another Earth Day, Groundhog Day, Tax Day, Valentine's Day ... you name it. It had to happen to the Holocaust, too. It's become a Day.
It's a familiar transformation -- from the unique to the annual,...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The kids at Compton YouthBuild can be a tough audience. Many come from broken homes, flunked out of multiple schools, even spent time in jail.
By the last day of Black History Month, some at the alternative school — which looks boarded shut from...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 10:05 AM
It's February, which means another Black History Month -- and yet another school cafeteria serving up fried chicken and watermelon. But should that lead to finger-licking or finger-wagging?
This week, the principal of a girls Christian private school...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test.
These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets.
I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...