| Aug 7, 2011
| 10:00 PM
“The Help” marks the third Emma Stone movie released in four weeks, following “Friends with Benefits” and “Crazy Stupid Love.” Isn’t she worried about, uh, Stone-verkill?
“Stone-verkill! Yes! Coined a word,...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 10:34 AM
Do you think it gives Clarence Thomas a warm, fuzzy feeling to know he is one of Ann Coulter's blacks?
That is how Coulter put it on Fox "News" while defending Herman Cain against sexual harassment charges that threatened to engulf his campaign last...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 12:40 PM
American Night — The Ballad of Juan José
Through October 13 at the Yale University Theater, 222 York St., New Haven. Presented by the Yale Repertory Theatre, (203) 432-1234, yalerep.org.
American Night is a nightmare that turns into a hopeful...
| May 17, 2012
| 3:24 PM
The leader of President Barack Obama’s former church in Chicago has come out against statements by other African-American clergy who condemned the president’s endorsement last week of same-sex marriage.
The Rev. Otis Moss III, the senior...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 1:47 PM
When Phylicia Rashad was cast as a replacement Violet Weston in Anna D. Shapiro's Broadway production of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County," the Broadway gossip boards were abuzz with the notion of casting an African-American actress, best known for...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Beulah Hinson beams as she holds up a copy of the Afro-American newspaper, the young girl's expression a sharp contrast to the headlines from this particular edition — "205 Die in Dance Hall Fire," "Hubby Made Store Love Nest."
The message behind...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 5:36 AM
On Sept. 23, 1955, Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam fired up stogies and smooched their wives. About an hour earlier, a Mississippi jury had mulled their fates.
The men had stood trial for abducting a 14-year-old black boy. They pounded his face into ground...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Nearly a month after an unarmed black teenager was shot to death by a neighborhood watch captain, police in Sanford, Fla., have yet to make an arrest. Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was returning from a convenience store near the house of his father'...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Today marks one month since Trayvon Martin's death, and thousands of people are expected to descend on the small Florida city where the youth was slain by a neighborhood watch volunteer, including an NFL star and a prominent church leader from Baltimore....
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:29 PM
When 17-year-old John Edwards was shot in the head on Edmondson Avenue this month, no one marched on City Hall.
There were no comparisons to Emmett Till, no columns in national newspapers about the anxieties of growing up black and male in a country...
| Jan 25, 2011
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced its nominations for the 2010 season on Tuesday. The Antaeus Company's production of Shakespeare's "King Lear" topped the list with five nominations, while Rogue Machine's "Four Places," Actors Co-op's "Wit,"...