| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:00 PM
When Natalie Cole and Chucho Valdés share a bill Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl, it will mark a long-delayed reunion of two languages and two musical dynasties.
More than half a century ago, on the eve of the Cuban Revolution, Cole's father,...
| Aug 14, 2013
It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:33 PM
The Rev. Will D. Campbell was a poor white boy from Mississippi who preached his first sermon from a pulpit stocked with a Bible from the Ku Klux Klan. But this son of the segregated South — a self-avowed "good ol' boy with crazy ideas" —...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Kanye West is extremely unhappy the world caught a glimpse of his latest music video.
West’s anticipated clip for “Black Skinhead” -- the first visual from his polarizing album “Yeezus” -- set the blogosphere afire late...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Will “Man of Steel” become Warner Bros.’ next big superhero franchise? Certainly the studio hopes so, especially now that the “Dark Knight” trilogy has completed. But Superman fans are also invested, crossing their fingers...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Asked once to sum up what it means to be a Christian, the Rev. Will D. Campbell said: "We are all bastards, but God loves us anyway."
That belief compelled his unusual life as a Southern Baptist minister who rejected organized religion, played a...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Jackie Robinson changed baseball and the nation that loves it on April 15, 1947, when he became the first black player to walk onto a major league ball field. He changed Carl Erskine's life in March 1948, when Robinson, by then a Brooklyn Dodgers star,...
| Mar 3, 2013
One was nicknamed "Pinky," for rather obscure reasons. Another, for lamentably obvious ones, was known as "Horse Face," and the military buddies of a third called him "Old Chubby Cheeks."
One was a used-car salesman and a KKK member. A couple were...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
“U.S. GOVERNMENT INITIATES OPEN WARFARE AGAINST AMERICAN PEOPLE,” blared one headline.
“DAUGHTERS OF CONFEDERACY UNDER ATTACK,” warned another.
“DEATH TO ZOG!” urged a third — referring to Zionist Occupation...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 12:53 AM
After 225 From the Archive posts in 2012, here's the reader's and my favorites from the last year....
| Jan 14, 2013
| 12:02 PM
The judge who found a 12-year-old Riverside boy criminally responsible for murdering his neo-Nazi father said Monday that years of abuse and neglect clearly had damaged the child’s thought process, but that she could not ignore evidence that...