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  • Suarez puts FIFA on the spot

    The Brazilian miracle had captivated millions of soccer fans for the past 13 days like a perfectly scripted serial. Newly finished stadiums haven't collapsed. Transportation systems haven't ground to a halt. Protests have been minimal. Contrary to...
  • As before, history will speak for itself

    Ben Cuker's June 8 op-ed piece ("Medicaid stance parallels 'Massive Resistance' "), in commenting on state political forces resisting Va.'s Medicaid expansion, makes an excellent point about historical references to Va.'s past political battles that...
  • Rekha Basu: 'Freedom Summer,' a reminder our work is not finished

    Until she went to college, Patti Miller had never so much as spoken to a black person. There were few opportunities in her hometown of Jefferson, Iowa. And when she might occasionally see someone of African ancestry in Des Moines, her mother would...
  • Homeless man held on 1K for wielding sword on North Side

    Homeless man held on $1K for wielding sword on North Side
    A homeless man was ordered held on $1,000 bail Saturday for swinging a three-foot sword along the edge of Diversey Harbor on Friday afternoon. Around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Raymond Bensfield, 38, was swinging the sword "wildly" next to a group of males...
  • Mexico's soccer coach defends fans' use of gay slur amid FIFA inquiry

    Mexico's soccer coach defends fans' use of gay slur amid FIFA inquiry
    Mexico’s World cup soccer coach defended the use of a gay slur used by the team’s fans at the World Cup after soccer’s governing body started an investigation. Fans at the World Cup have carried on a practice common in Mexico of...
  • Ugly vestiges of 'the old LAPD'

    Ugly vestiges of 'the old LAPD'
    It's not a good sign when the detective you choose to train other cops uses his class to make crude sexual jokes about a female colleague and yuks it up about shooting a fellow officer to death. The detective, Frank Lyga of the LAPD's gang and narcotics...
  • Redskins' 'disparaging' trademark canceled by U.S. patent office

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the trademark registration of the Washington Redskins, calling the name "disparaging to Native Americans." Although that doesn't mean the Redskins will have to change their name, it limits the team's...
  • 50 years on, race relations in Mississippi take a far different tone

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. Emily Dannenberg stepped off an air-conditioned tour bus into oppressive Mississippi heat. The white Columbia University graduate student had come to this steamy rural town on Monday with a mission: to mentor both black and white...
  • Cast of 'Dear White People' hopes the satire makes people think

    “Dear White People” may be a satire about race relations but cast members said they hope people walk away with more than just a few laughs. The film, which played at the recently concluded Los Angeles Film Festival, follows a group of...
  • The Biblioracle: James Baldwin still a class act

    The Biblioracle: James Baldwin still a class act
    The best part about working at a college is that I'm pretty much the dumbest person around. It's not that I think I'm particularly dumb, it's just that I'm surrounded by people who know a lot of really interesting stuff. It is simultaneously...
  • Ex-Rep. Walsh says he was kicked off radio station

    Ex-Rep. Walsh says he was kicked off radio station
    Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh said today he was “kicked off the air” from his radio show after discussing racial slurs, including using the n-word. Management kept cutting off Walsh with commercials before taking him off the air “until...