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  • LAPD detective to be fired over training session rant, his lawyer says

    LAPD detective to be fired over training session rant, his lawyer says
    A veteran Los Angeles police detective who admitted making inappropriate comments in an expletive-laden rant at a training session will be fired by police Chief Charlie Beck, the detective’s attorney said Wednesday. Attorney Ira Salzman said he...
  • Decision on LAPD detective's discipline poses major test for Beck

    The veteran Los Angeles police detective took the floor at a training class for fellow officers and let loose an expletive-laden rant. Frank Lyga claimed that he drove his Jeep in the carpool lane at 100 mph, called a prominent black civil rights...
  • Lowell Thompson on 'RaceMan Answers'

    Lowell Thompson on 'RaceMan Answers'
    In the early '90s, Lowell Thompson started calling himself RaceMan. Though the term, denoting an African-American dedicated to racial uplift, was common in the early 20th century, it confused Thompson's young colleagues in the advertising industry. "They'...
  • Right to stand your ground transcends race and politics

    As the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hears testimony on "stand your ground" laws in Orlando on Friday, charges of racial discrimination will be the central focus. One black mother will testify that she lost her son, Jordan Davis, to gunshots fired by...
  • Faulkner at 117, and the tragedy of race in America

    Faulkner at 117, and the tragedy of race in America
    William Faulkner, who was born in Mississippi 117 years ago today, was America's poet and prophet of race. It's unconventional to observe a man's 117th birthday, but in the wake of a long summer that brought the nation's unresolved racial divide back to...
  • Ebola taunts at Northampton-Nazareth soccer game hurt West African player, guardian says

    A West African player on Nazareth Area High School's boys soccer team was taunted by Northampton players with chants of "Ebola!" during a game last week, according to his legal guardian. Edward Bachert, custodian for the 16-year-old soccer player,...
  • Race-Baiter Rove Didn't Belong At Forum

    Last week, the Connecticut Forum provided a platform for Karl Rove to speak.  While I am firmly in favor of unencumbered free speech, I am however, under no obligation -- as is the Connecticut Forum -- to build the platform.  Rove long ago forfeited his...
  • EEOC weighs in on Mascotte mess, and it isn't pretty

    EEOC weighs in on Mascotte mess, and it isn't pretty
    An accountant in the utility department for the city of Mascotte is pulling off a miracle: She continues to work even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled Oct. 2 there is "reasonable cause" to believe the city manager discriminated...
  • St. Louis' pride and unrest: Cardinals October vs. 'Ferguson October'

    In October, a month in which St. Louis’ civic identity is normally dedicated to Cardinals playoff baseball, the city’s unresolved racial tensions are competing for center stage as hundreds and possibly thousands of demonstrators have...
  • Did 'Django' actress pre-judge LAPD officer?

    Did 'Django' actress pre-judge LAPD officer?
    LAPD Sgt. Jim Parker was enjoying a beer when a newscast on the bar's TV showed a young woman he'd last seen in handcuffs. Actress Daniele Watts was accusing Parker of racial profiling during a routine stop in Studio City. The cop had been disrespectful...
  • Sirius fires 'Opie & Anthony' show host over racial comments

    Sirius fires 'Opie & Anthony' show host over racial comments
      SiriusXM has fired Anthony Cumia, half of the radio show “Opie &  Anthony,” over racially charged comments he made on social media earlier in the week, Variety reports. Cumia called a black woman a “pig” and “an...