| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Aaron Miller was surprised and saddened by reports that a black freshman had faced weeks of racial harassment by some of his white roommates in a San Jose State University dorm.
The alleged abuse was poles apart from Miller's own experience as a black...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:50 PM
The president of San Jose State, where four white students allegedly taunted a black student with racial slurs and other abuse, said Thursday he was creating a task force to investigate the incident.
Misdemeanor hate crime and battery charges were filed...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:35 PM
A Washington man who attacked a Sikh cabdriver, beating him until he suffered kidney failure, will go to prison for more than three years for committing a federal hate crime.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour in Seattle sentenced...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
From the start, Fox Searchlight was confident that "12 Years a Slave" would win critical acclaim and be an awards contender.
Getting people to see it? The film's distributor feared that would be a different story.
The new movie depicts the evils of...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:12 PM
A Newport Beach-based nonprofit is holding a fundraiser Sunday to benefit an East African refugee recovery program.
Living Ubuntu's goal is to focus on mind-body issues, including the effects of stress and trauma.
"Eyewitness to Genocide: The Journey of...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:09 AM
A Northwest Side man is accused of calling a mail carrier a racial slur and ordering his dog to attack him outside a laundromat, authorities said.
Cosovic Ahmmed, 27, of the 5000 block of North Keeler Avenue, is charged with felony hate crime, felony...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:40 PM
San Jose has a big pig problem, as in 200-pound wild boars tearing up and eating their way through ritzy neighborhoods. So the city council this week came up with a solution: a three-month open hunting season within city limits.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:45 PM
A petition on Whitehouse.gov is urging President Barack Obama to display a rug woven by Armenian orphans at a refugee camp in 1920. The tapestry was donated to President Calvin Coolidge in 1925, as a gift to thank Americans for their humanitarian...
| Oct 6, 2013
Under Nazi ideology, German women were supposed to be prodigies of child-bearing and domesticity, leaving the wider world of work — not to mention violence and mass murder — to men.
This piece first ran in Printers...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The road to reconciliation is paved with vanilla beans in "Sweet Dreams," which follows a group of Rwandan women as they endeavor to open the first ice-cream shop in a country where the frozen dessert is something more rumored than known. In documenting...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON — In a new twist to efforts to call attention to the Armenian genocide, a group of lawmakers has accused the Obama administration of blocking a Smithsonian display of a rug woven by orphans of the mass killings about a century ago....