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  • Gov. Brown as Robin Hood

     Gov. Brown as Robin Hood
    Now we know what Gov. Jerry Brown really cares about — what gets him riled and raring to rumble.
  • Teacher Sal Castro fights to honor the Eastside 'blowouts'

    Teacher Sal Castro fights to honor the Eastside 'blowouts'
    Sal Castro sat in his book-lined den, reduced to writing on a whiteboard to fight what could be his last political battle. Hours earlier, the "usually glib and gregarious" teacher and activist, as he describes himself, had been released from St....

    20 years after riots, hope and despair in South L.A.

    20 years after riots, hope and despair in South L.A.
    To think deeply and compassionately about South Los Angeles as we approach the 20th anniversary of the L.A. riots is to inhabit a middle ground between optimism and bleak defeat. A lot of good is going on in the inner city. But the last two decades...

    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. But news from last month did suggest that we may need a black history lesson — one that goes...

    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...