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  • Zimmerman verdict: Readers on all sides find little to like

    Zimmerman verdict: Readers on all sides find little to like
    The reader reaction to George Zimmerman's acquittal Saturday on all charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin doesn't fall in line with fears last week that violent uprisings would result from such a verdict. So far, most readers have...
  • How to honor Trayvon Martin

    How to honor Trayvon Martin
    In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, which acquitted him in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, activists took to the streets across the nation to stand up for civil rights. For many, this was a black-and-white case. A neighborhood patrolman was...
  • Brenda E. Stevenson, writer of wrongs

     Brenda E. Stevenson, writer of wrongs
    Historian Brenda E. Stevenson (pictured in her UCLA office, with an African sculpture) mostly writes about the long-gone — 18th and 19th century African Americans, and the lives of enslaved women. Then came the case that made history while L.A....
  • Latasha Harlins shooting exposed L.A. race in issues long before Zimmerman

    Latasha Harlins shooting exposed L.A. race in issues long before Zimmerman
    Two decades before George Zimmerman spotted a young man in a hoodie walking through a Florida subdivision, another case involving the shooting of an African American teenager roiled Southern California and exposed racial divisions. Latasha Harlins was...
  • Obama heads to Camp Pendleton after online chat, Jay Leno visit

    Obama heads to Camp Pendleton after online chat, Jay Leno visit
    President Obama heads to Camp Pendleton on Wednesday to meet with troops and their families, concluding a two-day Southern California trip that featured an online chat focusing on housing and a visit to the “The Tonight Show wth Jay Leno." At...
  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Complexions Contemporary Ballet pair up

     Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Complexions Contemporary Ballet pair up
    The Ford Amphitheatre can be magical, especially for dance: The tiered performance area, stone steps and verdant foliage seem to heighten the art form's already ephemeral qualities. When L.A.'s Lula Washington Dance Theatre joins forces with New York-...
  • Pasadena Playhouse postpones 'Stoneface,' adds 'Twelve Angry Men'

    Pasadena Playhouse postpones 'Stoneface,' adds 'Twelve Angry Men'
    Actor French Stewart, it seems, has double booked. The Pasadena Playhouse announced Tuesday it will postpone his show "Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton" to accommodate the actor's new TV gig. Stewart is in the cast of the CBS...
  • Rally for Trayvon Martin planned at Pershing Square today

    Rally for Trayvon Martin planned at Pershing Square today
    Local civil rights groups plan to hold a rally Saturday in downtown Los Angeles in memory of Trayvon Martin and to protest what they say is institutional racism in the nation's criminal justice system. The gathering is scheduled for 11 a.m. at...
  • Trayvon Martin's hoodie to be displayed at Smithsonian museum?

    Trayvon Martin's hoodie to be displayed at Smithsonian museum?
    Trayvon Martin's hoodie, which has become a symbol for race relations in America, could be headed to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The director of the Institution's coming National Museum of African American History and Culture said...
  • Smithsonian not 'currently' interested in Trayvon Martin hoodie

    Smithsonian not 'currently' interested in Trayvon Martin hoodie
    The Smithsonian on Friday dismissed reports that it aimed to acquire the hoodie that  Trayvon Martin was wearing when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted last month. Reports swirled this week after the director of the planned...
  • Trayvon Martin protesters block freeway, streets; LAPD moves in

    Trayvon Martin protesters block freeway, streets; LAPD moves in
    The Los Angeles Police Department was trying to get a handle on pockets of protesters blocking traffic in the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict Sunday night. Police patrol cars and motorcycle units were streaming into areas of Crenshaw Boulevard...