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  • Review: 'The New Black' and homophobia among African Americans

    Review: 'The New Black' and homophobia among African Americans
    When California voters passed Prop. 8 in 2008 outlawing same-sex marriage, Robin Tyler — one-half of Los Angeles' first legally married gay couple — and many others rushed to cast blame on African Americans. That indictment was the catalyst for the documentary "The New Black," a clear-eyed look at both sides of the same-sex marriage debate among blacks leading up to Maryland's historic Question 6 referendum vote in 2012 — the first time same-sex marriage was approved via a statewide ballot.
  • R. Sargent Shriver dies at 95; 'unmatched' public servant and Kennedy in-law

    R. Sargent Shriver dies at 95; 'unmatched' public servant and Kennedy in-law
    R. Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who served as the social conscience of two administrations, launching the Peace Corps for his brother-in-law, President Kennedy, and leading the "war on poverty" for President Johnson, has died. He was 95. Shriver died...

    Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at 88; Special Olympics founder and sister of JFK

    Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at 88; Special Olympics founder and sister of JFK
    Women in mid-20th century America were not yet welcome on the grand political stage, but Eunice Kennedy Shriver -- a daughter of uncommon privilege who defined herself as a mother above all -- didn't much care. As the younger sister of President Kennedy...

    Bill Stall dies at 71; Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial writer for The Times

    Bill Stall dies at 71; Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial writer for The Times
    William R. Stall, a longtime staff member of the Los Angeles Times who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 2004, died Sunday at his home in Sacramento. He was 71. Stall had been in failing health much of the year and died of...