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  • Faith leaders rally against anti-immigrantion legislation

    Religious leadersĀ leaders and bishops from across Florida opposeĀ anti-immigrant legislation that will divide communities, separate families, and prevent churches from ministering to those in need. They urged political leaders to instead focus on real solutions
  • Dana Spiotta on living the creative life

    Dana Spiotta is interviewed by Carolyn Kellogg for the L.A. Times. Dana Spiotta is the author of "Stone Arabia."

    No black-and-white answers

    Plotted on a map, the towns of Paris, Linden and Jena line up neatly along a 300-mile diagonal that falls across the Texas-Louisiana border. But to many African-Americans, that line looks more like a gash across the beneficent face that the New South...

    $9 million award in beating case

    Billy Ray Johnson was not in court Friday when a jury in the small east Texas town of Linden assessed $9 million in civil damages against the four white men who beat him unconscious and left him for dead beside a garbage dump. Instead, the 46-year-old...

    Beating victim's advocates face off

    The first time Billy Ray Johnson was victimized, a group of white youths lured the mentally retarded black man to a party, made him dance for their entertainment as they hurled racial epithets, beat him unconscious and finally left him for dead beside a...