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  • Neanderthal DNA shows that man's family tree is decidedly gnarled

    Last week, newspapers reported on the latest wrinkle in one of my favorite recurring stories: the interbreeding between modern humans and the beetle-browed brutes known as Neanderthals. The “introgression” of Neanderthal DNA into the genomes...
  • United Nations appeals for $1.27 billion in aid for South Sudan

    United Nations appeals for $1.27 billion in aid for South Sudan
    JUBA, South Sudan — Toddlers tottering in the dust, elderly men sitting in the shade to escape the sapping heat, clustering flies, the drifting smoke of cooking fires, and the sour smell of far too many people crowded into a small space. If things...
  • Black history in 'Jeopardy' [Commentary]

    Black history in 'Jeopardy' [Commentary]
    For years, a group of black men has gathered daily at a cigar shop across from Cross Street Market, here in Baltimore. We talk politics and sports amid plumes of pipe and cigar smoke. However, conversation halts at 7 p.m. when the quiz show "Jeopardy"...
  • 'Of Good Report' overcomes a shaky start

    'Of Good Report' overcomes a shaky start
    Are you Parker Sithole? The question served as the original title for "Of Good Report," which screens Thursday as the opening night film of the 22nd Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. Set in the South African countryside, the film follows a...
  • South Africa ombudsman: Zuma housing upgrade was 'license to loot'

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South African President Jacob Zuma personally benefited from a $23-million state-paid “security” upgrade to his private residence in rural KwaZulu-Natal, according to South Africa’s public protector, an...
  • Oscar Pistorius retches as his murder trial hears autopsy evidence

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius bent over in his seat and retched violently at his murder trial Monday as a pathologist graphically detailed the wounds that killed the double-amputee Olympic runner’s girlfriend. It was by all appearances...
  • Filling a black history void

    Filling a black history void
    Barbara Junious would tell her grandchildren stories of what it was like growing up as a young African American girl in Tennessee and as an adult in Chicago during the civil rights movement, but she realized that aside from her stories, they didn't know...
  • First Black Student Union forms at FSHA

    First Black Student Union forms at FSHA
    This school year marked a special time in history for the students of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, as a small contingent of women have formed the first Black Student Union at the high school. The club was formed last fall to “promote and teach...
  • Libyan lawmakers oust prime minister in no-confidence vote

    Libyan lawmakers oust prime minister in no-confidence vote
    CAIRO -- Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was ousted Tuesday in a parliamentary vote of no confidence on the heels of a confrontation with a breakaway militia that sought to bypass the weak government and sell oil on its own. Lawmakers named the defense...
  • Baltimore NAACP kicks off AIDS outreach program

    Baltimore NAACP kicks off AIDS outreach program
    Magic Johnson may have survived for more than 20 years with HIV and is in apparent good health, but don't let the basketball legend's success story fool you. HIV and AIDS remain scourges in the African-American community, where experts say infection...
  • Egyptian activist freed after 4 months in jail

    Egyptian activist freed after 4 months in jail
    CAIRO -- In a case closely watched by human rights advocates, a leading figure in Egypt’s 2011 revolution was freed on bail Sunday after spending nearly four months in jail. Alaa Abdel Fattah was arrested in late November, soon after a tough new...