| Jan 19, 2015
| 11:20 AM
"Islam is a religion of love. My brother was killed by terrorists, by false Muslims."
These were the words of Malek Merabet, the brother of the policeman who was shot in the Charlie Hebdo attack. He is right. But his point raises another question that...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 7:31 PM
Marcus Faella first shaved his head in the early 1990s.
Then 18, Faella and his buddies would pack into their cars and travel to punk-rock concerts and clubs. Usually thrown out after slam-dancing in front of the stage, Faella said that's where skinheads...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:42 PM
Policing is a reflection of a larger American historical context. One explanation of that reflection is the history of race. Consider the following.
In August 1619, African slaves arrived in Jamestown, Va. Within two decades Virginia law only allowed...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:05 AM
BRISTOL — A city man who police said walked away from officers during a sobriety test and tried to assault them was arrested on several charges Tuesday night.
William E. Dodge, 51, of Harrison Street — known for being a state leader of the Ku...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Two Florida churches and a parked vehicle were vandalized with KKK symbols and now the FBI is leading a hate crime investigation to find out who is responsible, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.
The signs and marquees of two predominantly...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 3:00 AM
As is tradition, the New Year has sparked a wave of resolutions. As a declaration of our aspirations, resolutions help us plot a course to self-improvement for success and longer, healthier lives.
In that vein, if the Republican Party hopes to...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:17 PM
Recent events from Ferguson, Mo., to Staten Island, N.Y., might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities.
One might also conclude that America has a...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Two longtime area synagogues have recently merged, beginning a new tradition for the combined temples that will serve both the Delray Beach and Boynton Beach Jewish community.
Temple Emeth of Delray Beach, an area landmark for 40 years, and Temple Torah...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 3:58 PM
I have a vivid memory of the day, in the early '90s, when I went out to my mailbox and found an envelope from someone with no return address.
I opened the envelope and discovered a handwritten note inside. It was poorly written. The syntax wasn't very...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Among the 15,400 artifacts Temple University archaeology students unearthed at Timbuctoo, N.J. — a buried village of freed and runaway slaves along Rancocas Creek — was a tiny, cast-iron buffalo.
"There was also a little gun and a wagon...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In trying to take its message to the streets, the Ku Klux Klan has been ordered to keep white supremacy on the sidewalk.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a Klan chapter's lawsuit against a Missouri town, which...