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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,...
  • Donna Edwards announces for Senate

    Rep. Donna F. Edwards announced Tuesday that she will run for Senate, jumping into a still undefined race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. The Prince George's County Democrat, first elected to the House in 2008, would be the first African...
  • Former NAACP president Ben Jealous considering Senate race

    Former NAACP president Ben Jealous considering Senate race
    WASHINGTON -- Benjamin Jealous, the former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is considering a run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski -- the latest high-profile figure said to be looking...
  • Hampton University students stage peaceful protest of recent national police incidents

    Hampton University students stage peaceful protest of recent national police incidents
    Hampton University students, escorted by the Hampton Police Division, marched from campus to City Hall on Thursday, holding signs and chanting in protest of recent national incidents involving police and citizens. “Hands up, don’t shoot!&...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 7 - 13, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------  SERIES Atlantis As wedding plans progress, Ariadne...
  • "Asesinato", la muerte de dos policías en Nueva York

     "Asesinato", la muerte de dos policías  en Nueva York
    NUEVA YORK — Un hombre armado mató a tiros a dos policías de Nueva York el sábado, en lo que oficiales consideraron como un "asesinato", horas después de advertir en una red social que planeaba llevar a cabo un ataque en represalia por la muerte...
  • 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,...
  • Baltimore police officer shooting details emerge

    Baltimore police officer shooting details emerge
    Officer Andrew Groman stood outside the car and ordered passenger Donte Jones to show his hands, police say, but the 19-year-old passenger wouldn't. Groman warned Jones he would be hit with a Taser. Finally, police say, the officer fired the shock gun...
  • 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...
  • FBI probing death of black North Carolina teen hanged from swing set

    The hanging death of a black teenager in a small North Carolina town will be probed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the agency said on Friday, after his family questioned a finding by local authorities that it was suicide and his mother pleaded to...
  • Teen's hanging, ruled a suicide, leaves questions unanswered

    Teen's hanging, ruled a suicide, leaves questions unanswered
    A young black man is dead. The police are roundly criticized. Angry protesters march through the streets. But unlike the deaths of black men in New York and Ferguson, Mo., the death of 17-year-old Lennon Lacy in this tiny lumber town was not known to be...