| Apr 19, 2015
| 7:00 AM
In the deep of winter high in the mountains of South Africa's Eastern Cape, teenage boys clad only in blankets, with white clay painted on their faces, undergo agonizing traditional circumcisions. Hundreds have died as a result of the ritual, and hundreds...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 5:00 AM
On April 9, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Cecil John Rhodes was removed from its perch at the University of Cape Town. Before the statue was hoisted into a truck and taken away, the black university students who had successfully demanded its removal...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 10:52 AM
Attacks against immigrants in South Africa spread Friday to the largest city, Johannesburg, raising fears of a weekend of violence in tense townships.
Hundreds of immigrants fled their homes and took shelter in police stations in different areas of...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 11:50 AM
It began after the Zulu king, Goodwill Zwelithini, told his followers last month that foreigners in South Africa should pack up and leave. President Jacob Zuma’s eldest son, Edward, chimed in that foreigners were “taking over the country&...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 8:30 AM
Born in New York, actor Eddie Kaye Thomas has adjusted to living in Los Angeles where he moved to launch his acting career, though he admits it wasn't easy. Thomas, who may always be remembered for his role in the "American Pie" films, is now one of the...
| Apr 8, 2015
Nelson Mandela often said charity begins at home, so it's fitting his family is carrying on his legacy of giving back. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Nelson Mandela's daughter Dr. Makaziwe "Maki" Mandela-Amuah and his granddaughter Tukwini...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 5:38 PM
Michael Cohen, co-founder of the California fashion brand Michael Stars, died Friday at his Manhattan Beach home. He was 79.
The cause was prostate cancer, brand publicist Jennifer Cornwall Rojas said.
Cohen and Suzanne Lerner co-founded Michael Stars...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 12:46 PM
Merrillville FOP hosts candidates
Merrillville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 168 is hosting a candidates night for those vying for elected town positions at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion Post 430, 7430 Broadway.
The FOP lodge will make its...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Had it not been for a random encounter with a British Airways television commercial when she was 16, soprano Pretty Yende might be crunching numbers in an office today rather than performing at some of the world's most famous opera houses.
| Mar 6, 2015
Neill Blomkamp is a young filmmaker comfortable with risk. For his third feature, “Chappie,” in which gangsters gain custody of […]...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 12:01 PM
In South Africa, people check the weather report for rain and thunder -- and the electricity report from the state-owned company Eskom for word on the frequent power blackouts.
Is it going to be a “stage three” day, with a very high...