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  • Race and the Mississippi election

    Race and the Mississippi election
    Tea party champion Chris McDaniel and his supporters are not amused by the irony of seeing their opponent in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary, incumbent Thad Cochran, win by mobilizing black Democrats to turn out for him. I don't blame them for...
  • City signs off on legal settlement for Central Park Five

    The city's comptroller signed off Thursday on a settlement with the so-called Central Park Five, who were wrongly jailed for a sensational 1989 crime that led to what critics called a racially charged rush to judgment. All five of the men, who were...
  • LAPD detective accused of making racially charged remarks put on leave

    LAPD detective accused of making racially charged remarks put on leave
    A veteran Los Angeles police detective has been placed on leave pending an investigation into allegations that he made racially charged comments in a training lecture for other officers, authorities said. Frank Lyga, 57, was placed on paid leave after...
  • LAPD detective accused of racially charged comments is placed on leave

    A veteran Los Angeles police detective has been placed on leave pending an investigation into allegations that he made racially charged comments during a training lecture given to other officers, authorities said Thursday. Frank Lyga, 57, was placed...
  • 'Big Brother' welcomes contestant who wrote inflammatory comments

    'Big Brother' welcomes contestant who wrote inflammatory comments
    "Big Brother," CBS' reality show that isolates 16 contestants in a house for an entire summer, promised viewers that this season would be "the most twisted ever." In the second night of the show's two-night premiere, "Big Brother" introduced perhaps the...
  • We've come a long way since the Civil Rights Act, but not nearly far enough

    We've come a long way since the Civil Rights Act, but not nearly far enough
    "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep." -- Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of "manifold evils." Sen. Barry Goldwater called it a "threat to the very essence" of America. Rep. Howard Smith called it a...
  • Central Park Five: Money was not the issue in settlement with NYC

    Central Park Five: Money was not the issue in settlement with NYC
    Twenty-five years later, Kevin Richardson can't talk about the Central Park Five case without breaking down in tears. Raymond Santana can't talk about it without his bitterness showing through. Yusef Salaam can't talk about it without shaking his head...
  • Students to travel back in time

    Ocean View High School history teacher Melissa Miller was expecting to get about 15 students interested in traveling to the southern United States during spring break to learn about the civil rights movement. Much to her surprise, 45 students have signed...
  • Village with a vision

    Village with a vision
    When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
  • Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'

    Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'
    When Glenn Cassis, a native New Yorker, enrolled at the University of Connecticut in 1969, he was one of about 400 students of color at the school that year — more than triple the number of African-American students previously enrolled. "It was...
  • Half way is still only half way

    "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep." -- Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of "manifold evils." Sen. Barry Goldwater called it a "threat to the very essence" of America. Rep. Howard Smith called it a...