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  • Rev. Jesse Jackson faults Zimmerman jurors' 'own cultural biases'

    Rev. Jesse Jackson faults Zimmerman jurors' 'own cultural biases'
    ORLANDO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke about Trayvon Martin before appearing at the NAACP national convention here Wednesday morning, faulting the jury that acquitted Martin’s killer for being biased and relying on the state’s “...
  • A year later, Trayvon Martin case murkier than ever

     
    Friday's print column The simple story — cops yawn when burly white vigilante stalks and kills unarmed African-American child for the "crime" of walking while black — shocked the conscience of much of the nation a year ago and touched......
  • Forgetting Black History

     
    With Black History Month moving into full swing, photos of the same five black activists are plastered on the news, posters and flyers. The same line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech” is repeated over and over...
  • Calls for civil rights case follow Zimmerman verdict

    Calls for civil rights case follow Zimmerman verdict
    The Baltimore-based NAACP and the pastor of a city mega-church were among those calling Sunday for a federal civil rights case against George Zimmerman after the Florida man was acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Meanwhile,...
  • In South L.A., Zimmerman protest is small, peaceful rally

    In South L.A., Zimmerman protest is small, peaceful rally
    In the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Leimert Park, protesters were determined to have a peaceful rally on Tuesday night — and they appeared to be keeping it that way. By 9 p.m., the atmosphere was entirely different than the end of Monday's...
  • Thousands from Baltimore expected to travel for March on Washington events

    Thousands from Baltimore expected to travel for March on Washington events
    Thousands of people are expected to descend on Washington this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington civil rights event. Several events are planned for the weekend and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the anniversary of the day of...
  • Using images to change history

    The civil rights movement was full of dynamic and evocative images. Today, even many of us born after its iconic moments were captured on film can describe Martin Luther King Jr.'s outstretched arm pointing a sea of people toward a future decades beyond...
  • Kanye West renounces celebrity status at New York City concert

    Someone alert the paparazzi: Kanye West is not a celebrity, and you guys can pack up and go home. Nothing to see here. That was the intended takeaway, at least, from another classic-Kanye monologue during West's set Thursday night at the Roseland...
  • PepsiCo-Lil Wayne split marks shaky alliance of rappers, business

    Corporations are quick to recruit rappers to sell their soft drinks, shoes and smartphones — but the moment there's a whiff of controversy, they are just as quick to cut them loose. The latest example is PepsiCo and Lil Wayne. Last week, the...
  • Kanye West reveals June 18 as ... something

    Kanye West reveals June 18 as ... something
    Kanye West took to Twitter on Thursday morning for a major announcement: "June Eighteen." And that's it -- no context, no explanation, no additional clues as to what that date might bring. Is it the release date for his new album, which Pop & Hiss...
  • Lil Wayne apologizes to Emmett Till family

    Lil Wayne apologizes to Emmett Till family
    Months after Lil Wayne created a firestorm for lyrics that name-dropped slain civil rights figure Emmett Till along with a vulgar sexual reference, the rapper has formally apologized to Till’s family. In a letter sent to the Till family, which...