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  • Student coalition seeks to get 'Byrd' off University of Maryland's stadium

    Student coalition seeks to get 'Byrd' off University of Maryland's stadium
    A group of University of Maryland, College Park students has launched a campaign to change the name of the school's football stadium, arguing it is named after a man with racist and segregationist beliefs. Byrd Stadium's namesake is former university...
  • Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case

    Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case
    Anthony M. Kennedy was a 44-year-old appeals court judge in Sacramento — a Republican appointee and happily-married Catholic — when he first confronted the question of whether the Constitution protected the rights of gays and lesbians. His...
  • California bill would ban 'Redskins' as school team name or mascot

    California bill would ban 'Redskins' as school team name or mascot
    Public schools in California would have to phase out use of the term “Redskins” for their athletic team names or mascots under a bill advanced Tuesday by a state Assembly panel. The California Racial Mascots Act would bar the use of the...
  • Senior Athlete Planning Comeback At Age 90 After Stroke

    Senior Athlete Planning Comeback At Age 90 After Stroke
    SOUTHINGTON — Roy Rodriques wants a comeback. The 90-year-old is determined to resume his career as one of the nation's top senior athletes after a stroke and a heart attack last year. The nonagenarian, who speaks in the forceful, booming voice of...
  • In funeral sermon for Walter Scott, pastor decries 'act of racism'

    In funeral sermon for Walter Scott, pastor decries 'act of racism'
    Walter Lamar Scott, a black man shot in the back by a white police patrolman, was borne to his grave Saturday inside a flag-draped coffin escorted by motorcycle police from that same officer’s North Charleston Police Department. In an emotional...
  • Is sensitivity training needed for Allentown students?

    After reading about the alleged use of a racial slur by a teacher during class in response to an epithet spoken by several Allentown School District students and reading the recommendations by POWER (letters written to students' parents by the teacher, an...
  • LeSean McCoy's twisted logic brands Eagles coach Chip Kelly a racist

    LeSean McCoy's twisted logic brands Eagles coach Chip Kelly a racist
    First off, have to say that however flawed the logic leading to assertions that Eagles coach Chip Kelly is racially biased may be, the perception is real. What running back LeSean McCoy most recently told ESPN in an interview that's blown up on social...
  • Women given 5, 8 years in slaying of Mississippi black man

    Women given 5, 8 years in slaying of Mississippi black man
    In a hearing that lasted more than five hours Thursday, a federal judge sentenced two women to the maximum prison terms for their roles in the 2011 death of James Craig Anderson, the last of a series of white-on-black attacks. U.S. District Judge...
  • No charges for St. Louis officer who killed 18-year-old

    No charges for St. Louis officer who killed 18-year-old
    An attorney for the family of a black 18-year-old shot and killed last October by an off-duty, white St. Louis police officer said Tuesday he plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit, after a prosecutor said the officer would not face criminal charges. In...
  • Racially charged Macungie fight nets Bethlehem man jail time

    Racially charged Macungie fight nets Bethlehem man jail time
    A Bethlehem man who pointed a BB gun at two women during a racially charged altercation in Macungie last year was sentenced Monday to eight to 23 months in the Lehigh County Jail. Michael D. Layton, 22, a college student, will serve the sentence in...
  • Eagles roster battles just starting to take shape

    Eagles roster battles just starting to take shape
    PHILADELPHIA — DeMeco Ryans or Mychal Kendricks at inside linebacker? Eric Rowe or Nolan Carroll at cornerback? Randall Evans or Earl Wolff at safety? Matt Barkley or (gulp!) Tim Tebow at third-team quarterback? These are just some of the many...