| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:35 PM
To the editor: Frankly, I am tired of seeing black women crying over the loss of their sons. It is gut-wrenching to see signs carried by small black children that read, "Black lives matter." ("As Ferguson anger simmers, protests in other cities are more...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:28 AM
PBS' "American Experience" will kick off its 2015 offerings with "Ripley: Believe It or Not" on Jan. 6.
What to expect? The documentary series offered this intriguing preview:
"Robert LeRoy Ripley rose to fame during the Great Depression, transforming...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:36 PM
As you surely know, last week Kim Kardashian posed — naked — on the pages of Paper magazine. The stated goal? #BreakTheInternet.
Most cultural critics rolled their eyes and cried stunt. But the Kardashians aren't just trashy. They're...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IT IS a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information," said Oscar Wilde.
Ah, dear Oscar -- if only he'd lived another hundred-and-fourteen years!
JENNIFER ANISTON might or might not marry Justin Theroux. She might or might not...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
John Doar, a top Justice Department lawyer during the 1960s who was the face of the federal government during some of the most sensitive conflicts of the civil rights era, escorting the first black student into the University of Mississippi and...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:23 AM
The Kardashian brand -- it ain't what it used to be just two days ago.
Kim Kardashian keeps putting out nude photos of herself. She's helping distract people from sister Khloe's astonishingly offensive comment.
Via Instagram on Tuesday, Khloe posted a...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 2:42 PM
John M. Doar, a former Justice Department lawyer who played a key role in enabling blacks in the South to vote and later directed the impeachment investigation of President Nixon, has died. He was 92.
Doar died Tuesday in New York of congestive heart...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:01 PM
This witness was scared. He had Googled himself and found the phrase: "Snitches get stitches."
He was scared that black neighbors would find fault with his description of what happened when a white police officer, Darren Wilson, shot dead an unarmed...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 5:20 AM
No indictment. No surprise.
Although a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to return an indictment in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, setting the stage for a fiery night of civil unrest, there is a culprit on the loose that should be...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:05 PM
WASHINGTON With the Ferguson grand jury's decision now in the court of public opinion, the legal focus turns to the U.S. Department of Justice, whose civil rights investigation of Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson faces a "high legal bar" to...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 6:09 PM
For years, Charlie Sifford fought for the right to be on the biggest stages. Monday, he was.
In a ceremony at the White House, Sifford came before President Obama to accept one of the 18 Presidential Medals of Freedom awarded this year. In the group...