| Sep 11, 2013
When Benjamin Todd Jealous was chosen in 2008 at age 35 to be the NAACP's youngest president ever, a number of old-timers questioned whether he was up to the job. Five years later, they should be sorry that he is leaving so soon.
That was my reaction...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year.
In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Stun guns, many sold under the trade name Taser, are used by police departments as supposedly non-lethal alternatives to firearms for subduing suspects. But as a Sept. 2 incident in New Britain showed once again, the use of a stun gun can indeed involve...
| Sep 5, 2013
Headlines for Thursday, September 5, 2013
ROGER WATERS: One Wall He Does Not Want to Tear Down
Roger Waters took his production of Pink Floyd's The Wall to Berlin, Germany last night, and on Tuesday he joined a protest to protect one of the last...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Kanye West headlined a very intimate gig Saturday night: playing the wedding singer at a reception for the grandson of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Dude reportedly picked up $3 million or so for the night, TMZ said, and according to the...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When the developers of Change.org began their petition-generating website, was their intended target Hollywood?
The website, which counts Amnesty International and the Humane Society as its higher-profile customers, has seen its users in the last two...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:57 AM
A signed pair of platform boots owned Elton John will be sold at auction, with proceeds going to Amnesty International. The footwear in question is described as black leather, knee-high boots with the platforms sporting piano keys artwork, with “...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:48 AM
When NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous takes to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Saturday to address those gathered for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, he'll share his own version of the dream made famous by Martin Luther King Jr....
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Pressure is building on British authorities to explain the use of anti-terrorism legislation to detain the partner of an American journalist who published information about U.S. surveillance leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
| Aug 17, 2013
Re "How to close Guantanamo," Opinion, Aug. 14
Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin propose steps to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, which holds Al Qaeda terrorists. These proposals threaten U.S. security and should be...
| Aug 10, 2013
Convicted murderers, gang leaders and other hardened criminals tend not to draw much sympathy from readers. But the hunger strike taking place in California prisons, which is entering its second month and has drawn prolonged attention to the solitary-...