| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:33 PM
The Rev. Will D. Campbell was a poor white boy from Mississippi who preached his first sermon from a pulpit stocked with a Bible from the Ku Klux Klan. But this son of the segregated South — a self-avowed "good ol' boy with crazy ideas" —...
| 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...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:26 PM
The FBI has released the file from its early 1990s investigation into LAPD conduct during Rodney King's beating and arrest.
The file consists almost entirely of press clippings from newspapers such as The Times, the Los Angeles Daily News and the...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:31 AM
The books of the bestselling, award-winning "Ender's Game" science-fiction series, about child soldiers in space, are almost universally beloved. The same cannot be said for their author, Orson Scott Card.
Over the years, Card has spoken and written...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Though the post-racial world has yet to materialize, there's no denying this country has changed some over the last half a century, with an African American family living in the White House and a 30-foot-high statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:06 PM
A drama teacher at Corona del Mar High School who was placed on leave in June after a student accused him of battery has resigned.
Ron Martin, who won accolades from free-speech advocates for fighting to stage a campus production of "Rent," confirmed...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:05 AM
MOSCOW -- A judge on Thursday found Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian whistleblower who died in custody in 2009, guilty of tax evasion, bringing an end to an unusual, posthumous trial that drew international condemnation and eroded U.S.-Russian relations.
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Paula Deen was the type of employer who allowed racially and sexually charged language to fly -- and even occasionally took part in it herself, according to earlier legal allegations made against the Queen of Southern Cooking.
But now, the woman who...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:50 AM
DURHAM, N.C. -- Two lawsuits filed in federal court in North Carolina have challenged the state’s new voter ID law, claiming that some of its provisions infringe on voter rights and discriminate against minorities.
The suits were filed late Monday...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:53 PM
DURHAM, N.C.--One of the nation’s most restrictive voter ID bills was signed into law Monday by North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican.
The new law requires voters to show government-issued ID cards, with polling places not allowed to...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:36 AM
MOSCOW -- Edward Snowden, the self-professed leaker of classified National Security Agency documents that revealed secret U.S. government phone and Internet surveillance programs, has asked for a meeting with lawyers and human rights activists, Russia's...