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  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Fair Housing legacy must be protected

    In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a march through the streets of Chicago to protest the housing segregation which plagued that city and many others throughout the nation. Less than two years later, Dr. King was assassinated, but not before he...
  • Does the new 'Selma' call for compulsory voting?

    Does the new 'Selma' call for compulsory voting?
    I saw Selma this week. It's a powerful movie about the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's worth seeing, and certainly deserves better than what it got this week from that star-chamber Oscar nominating process of the Academy of Motion...
  • Police, gay marriage and Stuart Scott: Letters

    Police, gay marriage and Stuart Scott: Letters
    Defending law officers Friday's side-by-side commentaries on body cams for police should have been from opposing viewpoints, and yet it was as if both guest columnists were members of the same anti-police cabal. Eric Smaw writes that police "who...
  • Former white supremacist convicted in 1997 slaying of black man

    Former white supremacist convicted in 1997 slaying of black man
    A former white supremacist was convicted of murder Thursday in the beating and stabbing death of a black man in the Antelope Valley desert.  A Los Angeles jury deliberated for five hours before finding Richard Phillip Ritchie, 39, guilty of first-degree...
  • Prisoner's lawsuit alleges Allentown officer used excessive force

    A man who tucked a revolver into his waistband before fleeing police claims an Allentown officer used excessive force by continuously shocking him with a Taser, according to a federal lawsuit. Brian Morgan Jr. also alleges that officer David M. Howells...
  • Reforming Cuba: Cuban economic reforms spur talk of race

    As Cuba prepares to enter its fifth year of economic reforms to jump-start its lumbering economy, many say the changes have had an unintended affect: drawing attention to the sensitive subject of race. For decades, Cuban officials resisted talk about...
  • Maryland man charged with threatening to kill Obamas in email

    A 42-year-old Maryland man accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and first lady Michele Obama in an explicit email strewn with racist remarks was in custody on Sunday, the United States Secret Service said. Christopher Perkins O'Brien, of...
  • Don't let Palestinian extremism hijack debate about policing in America

    Don't let Palestinian extremism hijack debate about policing in America
    A winter of discontent is brewing in America. Over the last fortnight, large parts of the country have seethed with anger, first at the decision of a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael...
  • Point of protests missed

    Point of protests missed
    As a white person who attended a protest that recently shut down traffic in downtown Fort Lauderdale, I would like to say that Mr. Stein is completely missing the point of these protests. This country has violently oppressed minorities since its...
  • Patriots apologize for N-word tweet generated on their team account

    Patriots apologize for N-word tweet generated on their team account
    The New England Patriots offered a public apology Thursday night after the team’s official Twitter account posted a racist message that was auto-generated. To say thanks for reaching 1 million followers on their Twitter account, the team offered...
  • LAPD survey in wake of Dorner rampage finds bias complaints

    LAPD survey in wake of Dorner rampage finds bias complaints
    A Los Angeles Police Department review of its discipline system prompted by the Christopher Dorner rampage found widespread concerns among officers and civilians that the agency discriminates based on gender, ethnicity and rank, according to a report...