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  • Black History Month 2012 TV schedule

     
    Here are some notable new and returning television programs profiling memorable people, themes and events in African-American history, in celebration of February's Black History Month. Programs and times are subject to change; check back throughout the...
  • Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt may face genocide trial

     
    Former Guatemalan dictator Gen. Efrain Rios Montt will appear in a civilian court Thursday to face possible prosecution on genocide charges stemming from the army's "scorched earth" civil war campaign of the 1980s....
  • Sundance 2012: Spike Lee's co-writer joins the race conversation

     
    Spike Lee caused a stir at the Sundance Film Festival this week when he said Hollywood studios "know nothing about black people." Now, James McBride, the co-writer on his latest film "Red Hook Summer," is adding his voice to the discussion....
  • Witnesses give graphic accounts of South Sudan ethnic violence

     
    Graphic accounts emerge of women and children targeted in South Sudan ethnic violence: Witnesses tell Doctors Without Borders of children being attacked in ethnic violence in South Sudan's Jonglei state, including toddlers who were smashed against trees...
  • Saul, folks

     
    UPDATED with many new links: Saul Alinsky, really? What small percentage of Americans knows enough about Saul Alinsky to understand Newt Gingrich's continual use of his name to slur President Barack Obama? A list of recent commentaries and relevant...
  • L.A. County responds to claims of discrimination in Antelope Valley

     
    Hoping to avoid a potentially costly civil rights lawsuit, Los Angeles County will stop providing funds for additional housing investigators to the desert communities of Palmdale and Lancaster, where officials have been accused of targeting nonwhite...
  • How Cynthia Nixon's "gay by choice" might play in court

     
    When actress Cynthia Nixon described herself as "gay by choice" in a New York Times magazine interview, she not only set off a storm of reexaminations of the evidence on whether homosexuality is a matter of nature or nurture, but......
  • Add racism to what makes 'American Idol' so bad this year

     
    Now we can add racism to the list of what makes FOX-TV show “American Idol” so bad. On Thursday’s episode showing auditions from Houston, Texas, judge Randy Jackson used an exaggerated Asian accent when addressing contestant Phong Vu,...
  • Should consumers boycott Apple?

     
    Apple's profits may have soared last quarter, with revenue up 74% (to $46.3 billion), but I wonder how celebratory they feel in Cupertino as reports emerge about the company's business practices, specifically how it keeps production costs low so that........
  • Egypt's military says it has partially lifted emergency law

     
    Egypt’s military ruler attempted to bolster public support Tuesday by partially lifting a reviled 30-year-old emergency law the day before the anniversary of the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak’s police state....
  • Rights groups say satellite photos foreshadow Sudan fighting

     
    Sudan Clooney South Sudan war: A coalition of human rights groups conceived by actor George Clooney warns that new satellite photos show grave signs that the Sudanese government is gearing up to attack the Nuba people in the country's South Kordofan...