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  • New Harper Lee book creating buzz in Naperville

    New Harper Lee book creating buzz in Naperville
    Word of Harper Lee's first novel in more than 50 years is buzzing through the Naperville literary community. Just hours after the announcement that "Go Set A Watchman," a sequel to the Pulitzer Prize winning "To Kill a Mockingbird" would be published, a...
  • Racial tensions mount in Rapid City

    Rapid City's Human Relations Commission is trying to get a handle on mounting racial tensions in the community, as American Indians raise concerns about safety. Former Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan Brewer said he doesn't think the city and...
  • Chipotle posts racist messages on Twitter during hack

    Chipotle posts racist messages on Twitter during hack
    Chipotle had to apologize to its hundreds of thousands of followers early Sunday morning after a hacker took control of the company's Twitter account and began posting racist and anti-government messages, according to USA Today. The hack lasted for...
  • Waitress' blog post on interracial relationship creates a viral stir

    WITCHITA, Kan. Before she got hate mail and death threats last Christmas, Ashlyn Sullivan was just a 20-year-old Wichita waitress working tables at a Buffalo Wild Wings. But on Dec 22, Sullivan said, six drunken customers taunted her with racial slurs...
  • From enslavement to freedom

    From enslavement to freedom
    Editor's note: This is part one of a four part series of op-eds that examine and explore the state of black America. The history of African enslavement and freedom in America is both engaging and fraught with confusion, half-truths and unsubstantiated...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nation remembers with parades, service

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nation remembers with parades, service
    The nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with parades, community service and calls for harmony after a year that again tested the boundaries of race relations in the United States. With major parades in Los Angeles and San Antonio,...
  • With 'Selma' and Ferguson, MLK Day events more meaningful

    With 'Selma' and Ferguson, MLK Day events more meaningful
    Roberta Meek's memory of the day she met the man is fading. It was 1965 or 1967. She was 9 years old or 11 years old. She and her father walked through a hotel lobby in Philadelphia, his big hand cradling her little one. She recognized a man striding...
  • Scott Fowler: With golf club, cigar and cane, Charlie Sifford pointed way toward progress

    A lot of people remember the cigar that was a Charlie Sifford trademark. I remember the cane. More specifically, I remember a sunny, breezy day in May in Charlotte, N.C. in 2011. Sifford was the guest of honor at a modest golf course in Charlotte, the...
  • Serena Williams writes she will return to Indian Wells after a 14-year absence sparked by boos

    After 14 years away, Serena Williams is ready to forgive Indian Wells. The world's No. 1 women's tennis player said Wednesday that she will play in the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, next month, ending a personal boycott that began when...
  • Golf pioneer Charlie Sifford dies at 92

    Charlie Sifford, 92, a former Philadelphia resident who battled racism in golf in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, became the first African American player to secure playing privileges on the professional tour, and inspired Tiger Woods, died Tuesday night in...
  • Charter-school group drags L.A. Unified campaign into the muck

    Charter-school group drags L.A. Unified campaign into the muck
    The Los Angeles Unified school board has enough divisions over educational philosophy to fill a thousand school-board campaigns. The last thing we need is the introduction of phony racial divisions and shameful accusations that strongly and wrongly...