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  • Hate crimes are down in the US, but the data is shaky

    The number of hate crimes reported to the U.S. Department of Justice has been on the decline in recent years. Law enforcement agencies across the country reported 5,928 hate crime incidents to the FBI in 2013, the most recent year for which data is...
  • Annapolis prays for Charleston shooting victims

    Annapolis prays for Charleston shooting victims
    They had gathered for Bible study at a church in Charleston, South Carolina Wednesday. Then, a 21-year-old man opened fire, killing nine. On Thursday, pastors and members of local churches came together at Mount Olive AME Church in Annapolis to pray...
  • The latest on church shooting: Survivor played dead

    10:45 p.m. Felecia Sanders says she survived a shooting massacre at a historic black church in Charleston by playing dead as she lay on top of her granddaughter to protect her. Cynthia Taylor told The Associated Press that she spoke with Sanders and...
  • Rachel Dolezal: A fake black woman's 'passing' fancy

    Rachel Dolezal: A fake black woman's 'passing' fancy
    Perhaps we African-Americans should feel flattered that Rachel Dolezal wanted so desperately to be one of us. Or maybe we should feel insulted, as some of her critics say, by her demonstration of white privilege even as she boldly lived a life of...
  • Rekha Basu: By inventing her identity, Dolezal missed the opportunity to truly make a difference

    In his memoir published last year, Joshua Dolezal described his biological sister, Rachel, as having hair the color of pale light as a child. But if the Rachel Dolezal of today is to be taken literally, even at the young age of 5 she wasn't identifying...
  • Why Rachel Dolezal would want to pass as a black woman

    Why Rachel Dolezal would want to pass as a black woman
    It's hard to think of a more bizarre story, or one more representative of contemporary America, than that of Rachel Dolezal. Dolezal is an academic and activist who represented herself as African American for many years, earning a degree in Africana...
  • A fake black woman's 'passing' fancy

    Perhaps we African-Americans should feel flattered that Rachel Dolezal wanted so desperately to be one of us. Or maybe we should feel insulted, as some of her critics say, by her demonstration of white privilege even as she boldly lived a life of...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Pastor, 8 others, fatally shot at black church in Charleston, SC; police call it a hate crime A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston on Wednesday night, killing nine people, including the...
  • Today: 9 dead in South Carolina church shooting

    I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. A shooting at a South Carolina church leaves nine dead.  Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES Mass shooting called a hate crime Nine people were killed in a...
  • Hate crime church shooting in South Carolina can happen in South Florida, anywhere

    Hate crime church shooting in South Carolina can happen in South Florida, anywhere
    Two words for anyone who believes racism has receded in America: South Carolina. Nine people shot in a black church in Charleston by a white suspect who got away. Six women and three men gone. One victim was the pastor, who also served his community...
  • Who is suspected Charleston shooter Dylann Roof?

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Dylann Storm Roof, the Columbia-area resident suspected in the Charleston, S.C., church killings, was an increasingly troubled youth who appeared isolated and adrift to friends. Roof, 21, was described Thursday as a once non-threatening...