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  • Letter: 'Loony' is in the eye of the beholder

    Re: “Rogers’ looniness must have a reason,” Mailbag, June 4. Molly Shore wrote it was “confusing” when Will Rogers played video of Mayor Gordon accusing city staff and officials of hiding records and of conspiring to give...
  • Hartford Students Inured To Segregation

    As a Bosnian student in the Hartford Public Schools, I am a minority among minorities. Only 5 percent of the district identifies as "white, non-Hispanic," while the other 90 percent is black or Hispanic. The shocking reality of these statistics was made...
  • L.A. gives $215,000 to man who wore KKK hood to meeting, got ejected

    L.A. gives $215,000 to man who wore KKK hood to meeting, got ejected
    The City of Los Angeles will pay $215,000 to end a free-speech lawsuit involving a man who was kicked out of a public meeting after showing up wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood. Lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to settle the lawsuit with Venice...
  • L.A. pays $215,000 to settle suit by man who wore KKK hood to meeting

    L.A. pays $215,000 to settle suit by man who wore KKK hood to meeting
    Los Angeles will pay $215,000 to end a free-speech lawsuit involving a man who was kicked out of a public meeting after showing up wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood. Council members voted unanimously Wednesday to settle the lawsuit with Venice resident...
  • 'Fair housing' gets new, expanded push

    ATLANTA Forty-six years after the Fair Housing Act took aim at racial segregation and poverty in America, the federal government has declared the effort half-hearted and is setting out to fix it. Within months, the Obama administration is expected to...
  • Judge throws out part of Zimmerman libel case against NBC

    Judge throws out part of Zimmerman libel case against NBC
    SANFORD – A judge on Thursday threw out part of George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal and held out the prospect that she may throw out the whole thing. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson tossed the allegations related to one of five...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961's "A Raisin in the Sun" and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington's mother in 2007's "American Gangster," died Wednesday in New York. She was 91. Dee's Oscar nomination in 2008 for her...
  • Exhibit at Thompson Center commemorates Civil Rights Act

    Exhibit at Thompson Center commemorates Civil Rights Act
    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, state officials will unveil an exhibit commemorating the Freedom Riders who drew national attention to segregation in the south. The state Department of Human Rights will hold...
  • We've come a long way since the Civil Rights Act, but not nearly far enough

    We've come a long way since the Civil Rights Act, but not nearly far enough
    "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep." -- Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of "manifold evils." Sen. Barry Goldwater called it a "threat to the very essence" of America. Rep. Howard Smith called it a...
  • Probate trial set for Donald Sterling

    Probate trial set for Donald Sterling
    A trial is scheduled for July 7-10 in Los Angeles County probate court to rule on the removal of Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling as a trustee from the Sterling Family Trust that sold the franchise. Shelly Sterling took over as the sole...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti took a low-risk approach in his first year

    Mayor Eric Garcetti took a low-risk approach in his first year
    Mayor Eric Garcetti's appearance last fall at an auditorium across the street from Los Angeles City Hall drew scant attention. It was a gathering of watershed protection specialists, and he'd come with an ardent appeal: Join him the following week at a...