| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:06 AM
NEW YORK--The mother of Trayvon Martin broke down and wept Saturday as she spoke to hundreds of people who gathered in New York City for one of scores of rallies held nationwide to honor the teenager shot dead by George Zimmerman.
"It was a child, who...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:25 PM
A white Texas man faces federal hate-crime charges in an assault on a 79-year-old black man during a form of the "knockout game," prosecutors said Thursday.
Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, is charged with violating the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Less than a week after she was killed by a shotgun blast to the face while seeking help for a car accident, Renisha McBride went to her final resting place on Friday, the latest civil rights figure in a panoply of slain young African Americans.
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:28 PM
A recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making racist remarks emerged weeks before he was to be honored by the NAACP in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People had been...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:34 AM
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People announced Sunday that Donald Sterling will not receive an honor amid controversy over a recording said to be of the Clippers team owner making racist remarks.
The Los Angeles chapter of the...
| Apr 15, 2014
Last week, the president's lap dog blew his dog whistle (a dog whistle, if you didn't know, is coded language intended for a special constituency).
Speaking to the National Action Network, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said, "The last five years have...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:57 AM
NEW YORK — The Rev. Al Sharpton, the long-time political agitator and TV personality famous for his willingness to take on law enforcement and the establishment, admitted Tuesday he had worked with the FBI years ago but insisted he was not a "rat."...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:27 AM
In its finest sketch this weekend, "Saturday Night Live" spoofed CNN's breathless, inconclusive coverage of Flight 370 without mentioning the missing plane.
"SNL" offered a blistering commercial for the CNN Pregnancy Test, which offers "relentless,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:57 AM
A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal.
Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant.
She issued a summary judgment in...
| Aug 23, 2013
Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
| Oct 11, 2013
Congressman John Lewis' wrists were restrained behind his back and he was escorted into a police car Tuesday, having been […]...