| Mar 26, 2012
John Payton, a leading civil rights lawyer who defended the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy before the Supreme Court and led the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, has died. He was 65.
Payton died Thursday at Johns Hopkins...
| May 16, 2012
| 5:01 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Africa's rapid economic growth has helped change the stereotype of a hopeless continent of starving people waiting to be rescued, but it has also created an intense need for strong managers, according to a report...
| Nov 3, 2012
She seemed embarrassed to tell me that she's voting for Mitt Romney, as if the admission might suggest that she'd been hiding racist leanings during our long friendship.
Four years ago, she voted for Barack Obama and made sure then that I knew it. She...
| Sep 30, 2012
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Halfway through reading Paul Elie's "Reinventing Bach," I suddenly got dizzy. An earthquake? All-purpose angst? Or could it be that Bach...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Joyce D. Miller, who rose from an assembly line job to the top ranks of American labor as the first woman on the AFL-CIO executive council, died June 30 in Washington. She was 84.
The cause was a stroke, said her daughter, Rebecca Miller.
| Feb 10, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Proposition 8! Catholics and birth control! Susan G. Komen and Planned Parenthood! Could Rick Santorum have asked for a better confluence of controversies?
The man and the moment seem to have collided and the man is Santorum, not Mitt Romney. While he...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 10:35 AM
The protests that roiled Anaheim this summer had no regular home base, no Zuccotti Park or Tahrir Square. Instead, demonstrators angry over a series of shootings by Anaheim police marched on several days along Harbor Boulevard and a handful of other...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Itâs been a decade since Bob Eckert left his post as chief executive of Kraft Foods Inc. to become CEO of Mattel Inc. But employees at the toy makerâs El Segundo headquarters still fondly remember Eckertâs first day on the......
| May 11, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Mark Swed reviews "Carnegie Hall Treasures," published on the occasion of the iconic institution's 120th anniversary....
| May 24, 2011
| 9:36 PM
Blogging the next-to-last 'Oprah Winfrey Show': what does it mean to lose a powerful black female voice from daytime TV?...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Visual and language-based art composed on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr is being actively explored....