| Jun 18, 2014
Civil rights veterans plan to honor the 50th anniversary of Mississippi's Freedom Summer project by taking on an even bigger challenge: Turning the South's red states blue.
Actually, they don't express it in terms quite that partisan. Whether the states...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:24 AM
Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade.
A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Justin Bieber seems to have had a proclivity for the N-word in his earlier years, with yet another video of the pop star surfacing that shows him using the racial epithet as a joke.
To add insult to injury, the embattled 20-year-old also mentions...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Justin Bieber has issued another apology this week, this time for a second video that surfaced showing the pop star singing a racist parody of his song "One Less Lonely Girl" at age 14.
Bieber, now 20, admitted to his wrongs in a statement to British...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Once again embroiled in scandal, Justin Bieber has turned to scripture.
After two videos showing a then-teenage Bieber using a racial slur multiple times — he repeats a crass joke in one clip and parodies his own song in another — surfaced...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Early on the morning of June 13, 1994, I was awakened by persistent knocking on my guesthouse door. An LAPD officer was at the door because two beautiful people, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, had lost their lives.
Me? I was a wanna-be actor from...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The City of Los Angeles will pay $215,000 to end a free-speech lawsuit involving a man who was kicked out of a public meeting after showing up wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood.
Lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to settle the lawsuit with Venice...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:18 PM
There was a startling news item this week from Fairview Township, northern York County, where a gallant "neighborhood watch" has come to the rescue of the residents of Ridge Road.
I was startled because I once lived near Ridge Road in that township. I...
| May 28, 2014
"Have you heard of Irish amnesia?" a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. "It's when you forget everything but the grudges."
Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Poet, memoirist and performer Maya Angelou has died at age 86, Wake Forest University announced Wednesday. The multi-talented artist was also a celebrated civil rights advocate and pioneer.
As a poet, Angelou was best known for reading at President...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:48 AM
A white supremacist charged in the killings of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City in April made a brief appearance in court on Thursday, acknowledging charges recently added against him.
Johnson County District Court Judge Thomas...