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  • Opera addresses true story of black 14-year-old convicted, executed, exonerated 70 years later

    Opera addresses true story of black 14-year-old convicted, executed, exonerated 70 years later
    In 1944, two white girls, ages 7 and 11, were found beaten to death in the rural town of Alcolu, S.C. An African-American boy, who said he had seen the two riding bikes on their way to look for flowers, was arrested for their murders. His trial lasted a...
  • 3,000 cases possibly affected by S.F. police texting, D.A. says

    3,000 cases possibly affected by S.F. police texting, D.A. says
    Prosecutors here are expanding an investigation into criminal cases that might have been compromised by revelations of police officers’ racist, sexist and homophobic texts, Dist. Atty. George Gascon announced Thursday. Gascon’s probe has so...
  • Without hope, inner-city residents will take to the streets

    Those of us who grew up in ghettos and barrios are all too familiar with police misconduct and government negligence. The response from inner-city Baltimore residents comes as no surprise to us. Long before I became a professor, studying cities and the...
  • LeSean McCoy's twisted logic brands Eagles coach Chip Kelly a racist

    LeSean McCoy's twisted logic brands Eagles coach Chip Kelly a racist
    First off, have to say that however flawed the logic leading to assertions that Eagles coach Chip Kelly is racially biased may be, the perception is real. What running back LeSean McCoy most recently told ESPN in an interview that's blown up on social...
  • Ferguson mulls removing Brown shrine from middle of street

    To some, a makeshift shrine in the middle of the Ferguson street where Michael Brown was killed last summer is a hallowed symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing. To others, it has served its purpose and is now more of an eyesore...
  • Ferguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms

    Ferguson is paying an attorney $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer there last summer, according to a newspaper...
  • Ferguson to pay Chicago lawyer Dan Webb $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms

    Ferguson to pay Chicago lawyer Dan Webb $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms
    The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is paying Chicago lawyer Dan Webb, prominent as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, $1,335 an hour to help negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting...
  • Los Angeles County settles civil rights case with feds

    The nation's largest sheriff's department agreed to a sweeping settlement Tuesday with the U.S. Justice Department over long-standing civil rights abuses by deputies in the Mojave Desert. The deal approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors...
  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: ___ MCDONALD'S DECISION JUSTIFIED Management of the McDonald's restaurant near Station Medical Center acted within its rights Friday in banning young...
  • Tenacious Eustis civil rights leader dead at 88

    During the mid-1980s, T.H. Poole Sr. would walk into a city commission meeting — pick any city in Lake County — and the racial tension would ratchet up about a dozen notches. Here it comes. Trouble. Glances were exchanged. Elected types...
  • Documentary, exhibit about Elgin blacks draws 600 to premiere

    Documentary, exhibit about Elgin blacks draws 600 to premiere
    With a capacity crowd of 600 looking on Sunday, the moment that Ernie Broadnax has dreamed about for decades but suspected might never come became reality. A 75-minute documentary movie and traveling exhibit premiered at Elgin Community College's Blizzard...