| Feb 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
A story for Black History Month.
Bryan Stevenson is director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery, Ala.-based organization he founded in 1989 to provide legal representation for the indigent and incarcerated. The EJI (www.eji.org) doesn't charge...
| Feb 21, 2012
Black History Month honors the achievements of African Americans throughout history and that is a good thing. Unfortunately, a reliance on family and faith, which allowed many African Americans to survive the horrors of Reconstruction, racial injustice...
| 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...
| 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
| 12:00 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 12:58 PM
"I took 'Star Trek' because I thought it might be a nice adjunct to my resume and I'd get to Broadway faster," said Nichelle "Lt. Uhura" Nichols, during a television press tour panel for the second season of the PBS series "Pioneers of Television,"...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 10:20 AM
Stephanie Cox-Batson was out for a jog last month when a photograph in an art gallery window stopped her in her tracks.
The shot, taken July 6, 1966, showed Martin Luther King Jr. surrounded by tense police bodyguards as he entered Soldier Field to...