| Nov 5, 2008
UPDATE: Voters approve Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriages. With more than 95% of the vote counted, the measure leads 52.1% to 47.9%.
A measure to once again ban gay marriage in California led Tuesday, throwing into doubt the unions of an estimated...
| Jul 2, 2008
| 7:08 PM
July 6, 2008
The story was already written: Vividly rendered on those young faces -- excited, angry, naive, fearful, idealistic. But it was only the first leg of their journey. That's what first struck Eric Etheridge when he first laid eyes on a trove of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is in South Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial, but that doesn't mean he's abandoned domestic policy. In fact, Cummings said he and other Democrats in the official delegation have used the trip to debate with Sen. Ted Cruz on...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:11 PM
TV networks will reflect on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in various new or rebroadcast specials. Here's an incomplete list of TV tributes to the former South African president who passed away Thursday at age 95. (All times are Central; most...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:58 AM
On Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, members of the Ku Klux Klan planted a bomb in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., killing four young black girls. One of those girls was Diane Braddock's 14-year-old sister, Carole Robertson.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:20 AM
John Lewis does not usually smile for the camera. Paradoxically enough, he laughs when this is pointed to him during a telephone interview. "A lot of people tell me that," he says.
On the flyleaf to "March: Book One," the graphic memoir authored by...
| Nov 20, 2013
In Britain to promote her film "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey gave an interview to the BBC last week. Not surprisingly, she promoted her movie about race relations in the White House with comments about race relations and the White House.
The BBC's Will...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:00 PM
So, will Hillary Rodham Clinton run for president?
In an interview with New York Magazine published this week, the former secretary of state acknowledged that she’s wrestling with the idea, but still needs time "to weigh what the factors are"...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Half a century after the March on Washington in August 1963, the civil rights movement can seem to some like a distant memory. And for generations born well after the movement’s most dramatic chapters in the 1950s and ’60s — the lunch-...