| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:49 PM
In the spring of 1959, Alva Earley attended an NAACP picnic at a park in downstate Galesburg. The high school senior knew he wouldn't be welcomed at North Lake Storey Park, as it had been unofficially off-limits to blacks and Hispanics for longer than...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:31 PM
The spectacle that is this city's Central Market could be a metaphor for the cultural melange that is Suriname.
In stalls outside under the blazing equatorial sun, an ethnic mix of vendors offered fresh and smoked fish, fruits and vegetables, fish eggs,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Hollywood is not projecting the increasing diversity of the U.S. on the silver screen, according to a USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism study released on Monday.
Latinos remain the most underrepresented ethnic group in films, the study...
| Aug 4, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — Lidia Hearing hasn't been home to the Congo in 13 years. In August she will return – this time as a translator for Lanny Fly, a therapist preparing to aid survivors of sexual slavery and rape in the Congolese war using...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 2:52 AM
The huge Confederate flag flew high above Interstate 95 north of Fredericksburg startling Anthony Sanchez on his daily commute.
"It was a provocation," said Sanchez, who teaches at a community college. "It just bothered me that someone would go to all...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:19 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — Archaeologists exploring the grounds of a College of William and Mary dormitory where a sprig of a colonial brick footing was found last year have unearthed the remains of two outbuildings believed to be part of a landmark African-...
| Aug 1, 2014
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie, Del Rey, 337 pages, $26
Joe Abercrombie is a best-selling figure in the school of dark, brutal and often antiheroic fantasy sometimes called "grimdark" (in fact @LordGrimdark is his Twitter handle). The premier...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It should be one of the unqualified successes of the year — a period drama directed by, written by and starring women of color that found a large audience for a fact-based tale drawn from obscure history that shed light on the beginning of the end...
| Jul 28, 2014
The rhetoric of the gay marriage debate is the soundtrack of evolution.
Every time America has evolved — gotten closer to her higher self — there have been those fighting to maintaining the status quo.
Conservatives engaged in the losing...
| Jul 27, 2014
“Saga,” writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples told their panel’s capacity crowd Saturday at Comic-Con, is Hazel’s story. […]...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 5:05 PM
She was just a child of 13. A prostitute. And an apparent victim of human trafficking.
Last September in Boynton Beach, the girl told investigators how she fell into a relationship with a 27-year-old man and was lured into a life of prostitution....