| Oct 22, 2014
| 11:19 AM
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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:44 AM
A new app uses crowd-sourced data to identify which neighborhoods can be considered "sketchy" or unsafe, but some people are saying SketchFactor may promote racial discrimination, according to PC Mag.
Apple and Android users can download the app onto...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:40 PM
Michael B. Hannon, who caused an uproar and nearly lost his job as a Los Angeles police officer for his off-duty participation in 1960s civil rights and peace protests, has died. He was 77.
Hannon, who later defended police officers as a lawyer, died...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:06 PM
In the final stretch of one of the nation's most competitive Senate contests, the politics of race — always present in this Southern capital — are dominating the campaign.
Long, festive lines of mostly African American voters stretched...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:52 AM
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'...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:23 AM
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...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:48 PM
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,...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 5:10 PM
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...