| Jul 31, 2013
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....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When Brenda Stevenson came to UCLA to teach, after studying at Yale and working at the University of Texas, Austin, she thought she knew from multicultural.
But L.A. had a vast and distinctly complex ethnic weft and warp that she hadn’t...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Conservatives have argued for years that the American Civil Liberties Union is willing to subordinate its core mission to liberal politics. It’s an overstated indictment and there are lots of counter-examples, such as the ACLU’s opposition...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:02 AM
One of the most anticipated launch titles for the Xbox One, “Dead Rising 3″ brings a new level of sophistication […]...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called on U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to file federal charges against former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman for violating the civil rights of Trayvon Martin.
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:31 PM
It's one debate with two faces: Sporadic demonstrations over George Zimmerman's acquittal continued all over the country Tuesday, but two states, on opposite ends of the U.S., have made themselves the focus of the protests, and they've done so by taking...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Black Americans paid much closer attention to George Zimmerman's trial than white Americans did, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
It wasn't difficult to follow the murder case against Zimmerman, who...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Organizers of Occupy Los Angeles are planning a 4 p.m. rally at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Crenshaw boulevards in South L.A. to protest the not guilty verdicts in the Trayvon Martin case.
George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed...
| 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...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:50 AM
The new season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre will feature four main productions, including a world-premiere musical and Irish actor Barry McGovern in a piece dedicated to Samuel Beckett.
In addition, the 2013-14 season, announced Thursday by Center...