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  • The Stan Simpson Show: Health Care Jobs, Hartford Shelter, Future Of The Media

    In the first segment, Stan talks with Scot X. Esdaile, president of the Connecticut chapter of the NAACP, and Muhammad Ansari, president of the Hartford chapter of the NAACP, about racial disparities in jobs held in the health care field. Next,...
  • Father of Michael Brown to 'stand strong' with Bay Area teens

    Father of Michael Brown to 'stand strong' with Bay Area teens
    The father of slain Ferguson, Mo., teen Michael Brown addressed a group of San Francisco high school students Monday night, promising his solidarity during ongoing protests in the Bay Area. Michael Brown Sr. told hundreds of students gathered at Mission...
  • Court records show multiple opportunities to have jailed accused police shooter

    Court records show multiple opportunities to have jailed accused police shooter
    The man accused of shooting a Baltimore police officer might have remained in jail had a judge denied him bail as prosecutors requested six months ago, when he was arrested on drug and weapons charges. That was one of two opportunities the criminal...
  • Shonda Rhimes to receive WGA's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award

    Shonda Rhimes to receive WGA's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award
    Prolific writer-producer Shonda Rhimes will score another win in February when she takes home the Writers Guild of America West's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award. Rhimes currently has three shows on the air that have been so successful that ABC's...
  • African-Americans must heed call to serve their communities

    African-Americans must heed call to serve their communities
    Over the past several months, I have seen the brittle relationship between the African-American community and law enforcement further deteriorate. As an Afro-Latino and a former law-enforcement officer, I stand watch from a peculiar place in that I...
  • Capital punishment in U.S. continues its decline

    The death penalty continued its slow and steady two-decade decline this year, as fewer convicted murderers were sentenced to die and most executions were limited to just three states, according to a report to be released Thursday. The number of new...
  • Ferguson-area school district strips power from black voters, ACLU says

    Ferguson-area school district strips power from black voters, ACLU says
    The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against a school district that serves Ferguson, Mo., alleging that the district disenfranchises black voters. The lawsuit, filed in conjunction with the Missouri NAACP, comes after...
  • Al Sharpton on Sony's Amy Pascal: 'Jury is still out'

    Al Sharpton on Sony's Amy Pascal: 'Jury is still out'
    The Rev. Al Sharpton on Thursday said that "the jury is still out on where we go” with embattled Sony Pictures Entertainment¬†co-Chairman Amy Pascal, who came under pressure after a cyberattack exposed her racially tinged email exchanges with a...
  • Harold Schulweis dies at 89; influential rabbi stressed deed over ritual

    Harold Schulweis dies at 89; influential rabbi stressed deed over ritual
    Uri Herscher remembers the day 55 years ago when he heard the rabbi at an Oakland synagogue telling the biblical story of the binding of Isaac. Herscher, then a freshman at UC Berkeley who had gone to temple reluctantly, listened as Rabbi Harold...
  • Caret described as transformative, assertive leader

    Caret described as transformative, assertive leader
    When Robert Caret was president of San Jose State University, he was credited with reinvigorating an urban campus mired in racial and community tension, and pushed the Silicon Valley college to embrace the Internet. In the same role at Towson University,...
  • Sony shake-up possible after hack, analysts say

    Sony shake-up possible after hack, analysts say
    Top management at Sony Pictures Entertainment are feeling the walls close in on them. Continued fallout over the Nov. 24 cyberattack that released derogatory missives not meant for public consumption, combined with the decision to cancel the Christmas...