| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:30 AM
L.A.’s Department of Cultural Affairs received a $75,000 grant this week from the National Endowment for the Arts to offset the effect of gentrification in the city’s downtown arts district just west of the Los Angeles River.
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The summer of bigotry debate rolls on, with Rush Limbaugh now attacking Rachel Jeantel and CNN for her analysis of the N-word Monday night.
The conservative radio host ripped Jeantel and CNN for her sit-down with network host Piers Morgan. Jeantel was a...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:33 PM
After George Zimmerman’s acquittal on the charge of murdering Trayvon Martin, CNN’s Piers Morgan asked Rachel Jeantel, Martin’s friend, about something she had said on the witness stand. Jeantel had testified that Martin had told her...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:06 PM
If a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, would hate language, even if designed to be tough love, be just as hurtful?
As far as a federal jury in New York is concerned, the N-word -- even when uttered by a black person and aimed at...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Ariel Castro, who kidnapped and tortured three women over a decade in Cleveland, committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell, according to the coroner.
Franklin County coroner Dr. Jan Gorniak said Wednesday she had conducted a 90-minute autopsy and...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:17 AM
The development of art, culture, and advanced cognitive ability that define modern humans may not have evolved until 50,000 years ago, according to a new study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:05 PM
For the Oxford-born, Nigeria-raised David Oyelowo, the last few years have been a profoundly deep — and sometimes harrowing — dive into the African American experience.
The actor has played a Tuskegee airman in George Lucas' "Red Tails," a...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:17 PM
It’s true that a federal judge on Tuesday tossed out the racial discrimination claims against Paula Deen in a lawsuit brought by a former restaurant employee.
Does this mean that Deen has been unfairly maligned as a racist and that she will...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Stan Sakai has been telling tales of Japanese culture and traditions, albeit in an anthropomorphic way, for decades through his […]...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Egypt roils with revolution, Edward Snowden has become the Scarlet Pimpernel of privacy and a new study reveals that, even though Americans are exercising more, we're still fat, which is really unfair. Yet for weeks we've been bombarded with minute-by-...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:12 AM
Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen appeared on “Today” Wednesday morning, defending herself vehemently against charges of racism and explaining her past use of the N-word.
In a tearful yet defiant interview with Matt Lauer, Deen began by...