| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:18 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp of encouraging human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, reluctantly concluding that the case does not belong in U.S. courts....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:08 AM
HARARE/BEIJING (Reuters) - Snubbed by a U.S.-hosted gathering of African leaders this month, Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe has turned again to "old friend" China, but even Beijing's support may not be enough to rescue his country's sinking...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:04 AM
The heroic life of Nelson Mandela has inspired uncounted tributes and probably will do so for years to come.
But one of the most promising will unfold Thursday night, when the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival presents the world premiere of "Homage to...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:56 PM
For jazz lovers, it's the best week of the year: a riot of activity starting Monday, as a lead-up to the Chicago Jazz Festival, which runs Thursday through Aug. 31.
From a programming standpoint, the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival looks strong,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:19 AM
GENEVA (Reuters) - Clashes between police and protesters in the U.S. town of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid in her native South Africa, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday.
Navi Pillay, who is due to...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:31 PM
GINEBRA (Reuters) - Los enfrentamientos entre la policía y los manifestantes en la localidad estadounidense de Ferguson evocan la violencia racial generada por el apartheid en su Sudáfrica natal, dijo el martes la máxima autoridad de derechos humanos de...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Tucked inside the files at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston are State Department notes from the 1960s detailing racial discrimination along U.S. 40 in Maryland — and warning the president of its implications for the Cold War.
| Aug 10, 2014
Monday marks the 30th anniversary of a major presidential gaffe — Ronald Reagan joking during a microphone test: "My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:15 PM
From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid.
"I went to the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy," the daughter of poor South African whites recalled years ago, "but there was no mercy for blacks. I went to dancing classes, blacks were...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Documentary filmmaker and film historian Michael Henry Wilson, whose films and books focused on directors such as Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood, died June 26 at home in Westlake Village. He was 67.
The cause was lung cancer, said his wife, Carole...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn took part in a ceremony Friday morning to name a West Side street in honor of Nelson Mandela on what would have been the late South African leader's 96th birthday.
The governor joined other officials at the corner of Chicago and Cicero...