| Oct 9, 2009
Hair -- short, long, curly, straight -- if it happens to be on a woman's head, those tresses come with issues; roots buried deep in the complicated corner of the brain where self-esteem lives.
If it is "black" hair -- as in ethnic -- there are many...
| Jul 7, 2009
| 1:07 PM
Music legends, sports figures, and civil rights leaders paid tribute to Michael Jackson today during an emotional, song-filled service at Staples Center that was part polished entertainment, part revival meeting.
Jackson was praised as a music pioneer...
| Dec 28, 2009
Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, has died. He was 89.
Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for New York Gov. David Paterson,...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 12:14 PM
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads a list of 19 so-called "stakeholders" who will meet with President Obama at the White House to discuss immigration reform Tuesday afternoon.
FOR THE RECORD
An earlier version of this story...
| Jul 2, 2011
Jean Harris, a feisty advocate for gay and lesbian rights and longtime Democratic Party activist who helped elect openly gay candidates in California, has died. She was 66.
Harris, who had a number of serious health problems, was found June 25 in her...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 6:16 PM
Herman Cain said that he would not let "baseless" allegations against him derail his campaign, casting himself as the victim of an attempt to smear his character and deny a businessman like him from winning the White House.
The Republican presidential...
| Oct 13, 2011
Most groups that count on donations might welcome nods of support from someone with the deep pockets of superstar Kanye West or the influence of activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton.
But when the anti-establishment movement called Occupy Wall Street...
| Jun 5, 2011
The Secret Knowledge
On the Dismantling of American Culture
Sentinel: 242 pp., $27.95
David Mamet's "The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture" comes with a built-in get-out-of-jail-free card: Dispute it and you're...
| Jan 25, 2012
A public viewing will be held Friday in Inglewood for R&B great Etta James, who died last week at the age of 73, a family representative said.
The viewing will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Manchester Chapel at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary, 3801 W....
| Aug 26, 2008
| 6:22 PM