| Mar 31, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Warning that destruction could be on America's doorstep because it oppresses “God's chosen people,” Minister Louis Farrakhan, the controversial Nation of Islam leader, defended Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi today, calling the U.S. action in...
| Dec 26, 2010
Preaching With Sacred Fire
An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present
Edited by Martha Simmons and Frank A. Thomas
W.W. Norton: 976 pp., $45
The Anthology of Rap
Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois
Yale University Press:...
| Sep 19, 2010
Will Chicago once again become the city of tribes, racial and otherwise?
There's plenty of talk about it in the aftermath of the announcement that Mayor Richard Daley will abdicate the throne.
The concern is that the city will once again break along...
| May 13, 2012
Glendale school board member Greg Krikorian, who is challenging Mike Gatto for the 43rd Assembly District seat in November, ramped up his campaign at a recent anti-genocide rally by appealing to the Armenian American vote with a fiery speech that has...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 3:23 PM
I was very disappointed to see the Glendale News-Press use an unknown, anonymous attack from the Internet to widely circulate a smear of Assembly candidate Greg Krikorian (“Rally comments cause a stir,” May 13). Do you really think it was fair...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:11 AM
The button-down gingham shirt was accented by a maroon paisley bow tie. Her loose-fitting black jeans slightly covered her black-and-white squared leather shoes. Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's nerd-chic ensemble, accented by geeky glasses, seemed almost red-...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:20 PM
The Nation of Islam teaches a different kind of Islam from the one I know.
So I wanted to take part of Black History Month to explore the organization, which is closely associated with the Civil Rights Movement but never far from controversy.
| Feb 27, 2012
| 6:45 AM
In a fiery lecture to thousands of followers of the Nation of Islam on Sunday, Minister Louis Farrakhan warned that racial hatred could lead to attempts to assassinate President Barack Obama.
Farrakhan spent much of his oration decrying what he cast as...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:29 PM
One of the things I find most exciting – and nerve-wracking – about working as a newspaper reporter is that it’s impossible to know how any given workday will unfold. You can expect to be covering one thing when you wake up in the...
| May 13, 2011
| 8:22 PM
SANTA ANA — An Orange County judge issued a gag order Friday in the misdemeanor criminal trial of 11 college students accused of disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States.
Superior Court Judge Peter J. Wilson said that he...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Mike Wallace, who pioneered and then dominated the probing and enduringly popular hallmark TV magazine series "60 Minutes," died Saturday night, CBS announced. He was 93.
Wallace, who had triple heart bypass surgery in early 2008, died in New Haven,...