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  • Long live 'Negro'

    Long live 'Negro'
    I let Black History Month slide by this year without writing anything about it. I am so over celebrating firsts or reprising triumphal narratives.
  • A pastor who speaks out for gay rights amid outspoken critics

    A pastor who speaks out for gay rights amid outspoken critics
    Sarah Halverson suspects that no one would look at her and guess her profession, and I'd say that's a safe bet. She's kind of young for the job, at 36, and she wears a rainbow bracelet and a tiny nose ring. But the Rev. Dr. Halverson has been pastor...

    Today's young protesters see injustice through a different filter

    Today's young protesters see injustice through a different filter
    Najee Ali is an old hand at activism. Jesse Jackson was his mentor; he's Al Sharpton's protege. So Ali thought he had everything in place for a peaceful protest of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case this week. But somewhere between the opening...

    On civil rights, a mix of backlash and progress

    On civil rights, a mix of backlash and progress
    Jasmyne Cannick didn't join the folks in West Hollywood celebrating the gay marriage victory handed down by the Supreme Court this week. She was too busy mourning the assault on minorities' voting rights the court unleashed the day before. Cannick...

    Pat Brown stood firm on civil rights

    Pat Brown stood firm on civil rights
    SACRAMENTO--This is the 50th anniversary year of arguably the biggest, bitterest brawl ever in California's Capitol. And looking back today, it seems almost inconceivable what the fracas was all about. It was waged over whether homeowners and...