| Aug 19, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Frank Godden, who played a significant role in the development of Val Verde, a secluded and long-closed local resort community known as "the black Palm Springs," has died. He was 101.
Godden, who had cancer, died Aug. 3 at his Los...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Although no battles were fought in Laurel during the Civil War, the city's railroad was a strategic resource for the Union Army, numerous units of Union soldiers were stationed here and the military's presence added a different element to the city's...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 2:15 PM
In the front window of a modest brick two-flat on Chicago's West Side hangs a handmade sign with fading pictures of a smiling 15-year-old Yasmin Acree that says "we miss u."
The honor student and kind of girl who made her bed every morning and hung out...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 1:29 PM
During this Black History Month, consider the following thoughts on politics, life and race from 10 famous African-Americans.
See if you can match the quote with the person who said it.
The famous quote:
1. "Surely the day will come when color means...
| Aug 23, 2010
| 8:54 PM
- Damion Taft sleeps peacefully on the cushioned sofa, the occasional smile rippling across his features.
His mother scoops up the 2-month-old when she answers the door to greet Tricey Primm, a family support worker from the Newport News Healthy Families...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• Well, I guess it's nice to have a dream: ...
| May 16, 2011
| 12:01 AM
GOP candidate Newt Gingrich announced last week he was running for president and, hours later, he was accused of being a racist -- or at least of using coded racist slurs due to his calling President Barack Obama "the food stamp president." (See Joan...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 4:25 AM
Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton was a guest host on MSNBC the other night, and he and guest James Peterson of Lehigh University made the case that the "War on Drugs" has largely been a war on poor African-Americans.
In a segment called "Crack...
| May 16, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Unfortunately, the fake campaign that consumed the media for several months has come to an end. Pretend GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump -- who we dubbed His Royal Pomposity -- bowed out gracefully *strike that* arrogantly, predicting that he would...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 7:35 AM
Comedian Larry Wilmore expressed his frustration last night that Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. treasury bonds happened under President Barack Obama -- and then offered some advice to the president.
"America finally gets our first black president...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 8:33 AM
Nearly 50 years ago, the late Wendell Scott became the first and only African-American driver to win a race in what is now Nascar's Cup Series.
The Danville, Va. native is known as the Jackie Robinson of motorsports. This Sunday night, his story will...