| 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...
| 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...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Forty-five years after her first UCLA teaching gig attracted the wrath of Gov. Ronald Reagan, Angela Y. Davis is back on campus this semester, as regents' lecturer in the gender studies department. Her Thursday address in Royce Hall, about feminism and...
| May 10, 2014
Iman Trek, a well-known figure in the Lehigh Valley's hiphop music scene, was upset over reports of racially motivated misconduct at Lehigh University.
"This crap … has been going on for 20 years," he said, calling a recent incident a "hate...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Up at Harvard, the good guys won.
Far beyond Harvard, actually. For all the chatter about free expression and cultural context and historical interpretation, the re-creation of a Satanic black mass planned at that campus earlier this week ended up being...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:29 PM
As New York prepares to choose a new mayor Tuesday, the latest issue in a race short on drama and long on lopsided polls is none other than the candidates' sleep patterns, with Republican Joe Lhota taking swipes at Democrat Bill de Blasio for...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Let them fly their KKK flags in Palm Beach County.
I’m glad they’re doing it.
Make no mistake: It’s a horrible act. The flag instantly conjures hate, violence and a dark American past. When you hold a Klu Klux Klan flag high, you are...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:20 AM
An excerpt from Chapter 10 of Guardian of the Republic
I always knew it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites and the media, because anybody that they didn’t agree with, they would take apart.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:11 AM
That a Palm Beach County citizen should choose this particular week to fly his KKK flag and hang a noose in front of his home was probably an inadvertent act. It happens, though, to be Sunshine Week, when media organizations around the country are...