An appearance by controversial Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan at UC Berkeley raised some hackles, but University of California President Mark G. Yudof issued a statement defending Farrakhan's right to speak.
Preaching With Sacred Fire
An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present
Edited by Martha Simmons and Frank A. Thomas
W.W. Norton: 976 pp., $45
The Anthology of Rap
Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois
Yale University Press: 868...
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...
As national security advisor and then secretary of State to President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice never displayed any doubt or admitted any errors in the White House decisions that led to war in Iraq.
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While this week's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' offered some window dressing (borrowed pens, rash-afflicted 9-year-old girls, maitre d' bribery, Groat's disease), the main events were clearly the table read for the 'Seinfeld' reunion and Michael Richards being haunte
Rise and shine Los Angeles! It's the first day of Spring! Here's your Brand X morning round-up of news from around the 'net:Stewardess fist fight causes flight to be canceled: A heated altercation between two airline stewardesses caused a flight to be canceled
Rap music is not polite. It's a noisy 'n' crude attack on mainstream sensibilities that has even liberal-minded adults who were raised on the rebellious, outlaw beat of Little Richard and the Rolling Stones asking themselves, "What happened to real...