| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:05 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:48 PM
Lawyers who launched a fair-lending case in Baltimore against Wells Fargo that ended with a $175 million settlement three years ago had an effective weapon: a federal legal standard recognizing discrimination by effect as well as intent.
| Jan 22, 2015
| 5:14 PM
In an ideal America, it might be appropriate for the law to concern itself only with racial discrimination that is overt, conscious and deliberate. In the real America of entrenched racial inequality, Congress and the courts rightly have recognized that...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:03 AM
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...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 3:29 PM
Growing up, Trevor Noah did not know comedy existed.
Sitcoms, sketches and entertainment as a whole were a figment of his imagination. “Comedy” wasn’t a hobby, it wasn’t a business, it wasn’t anything at all.
| Dec 29, 2014
| 1:10 PM
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...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 5:56 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2015
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...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 7:31 PM
Marcus Faella first shaved his head in the early 1990s.
Then 18, Faella and his buddies would pack into their cars and travel to punk-rock concerts and clubs. Usually thrown out after slam-dancing in front of the stage, Faella said that's where skinheads...