| Jul 21, 2013
| 6:48 PM
HOUSTON — Dueling marches here Sunday in support of and in opposition to the verdict in the George Zimmerman case led to a massive police deployment, heated face-offs but no violence, police said.
For many, the protests showed that although the...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:05 PM
For the Oxford-born, Nigeria-raised David Oyelowo, the last few years have been a profoundly deep — and sometimes harrowing — dive into the African American experience.
The actor has played a Tuskegee airman in George Lucas' "Red Tails," a...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Kim Kardashian is still in hermit mode as she works on getting back into pre-pregnancy shape.
The usually camera-ready star of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and its many E! offshoots has been tucked away since the June 15 birth of her baby with...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:50 PM
"Dad, Rush Limbaugh and Me," about the divide between a liberal daughter and a conservative father, touched a nerve this week.
Overwhelmingly, the forceful responses by dozens of readers took one of two points of view: the opinion piece by Madeline...
| Aug 25, 2013
In the name of Trayvon Martin, just Americans
must rise up and stop this monstrous domestic brutality
motivated by bias and bigotry, justified by fear,
a vigilante violence that has claimed too many lives to count:
Like 19-year-old Michael...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:21 PM
WASHINGTON -- The nation marked the 50th anniversary of another key moment in the civil rights movement Tuesday, posthumously awarding Congressional Gold Medals to four black girls killed in a 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, Ala.
The nation's highest...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Not a guy to mince words, two-fisted writer-director Samuel Fuller began (and ended) his tabloid classic "Shock Corridor" with a spurious quote from Euripides: "Whom God wishes to destroy he first makes mad." But he might just have well taken his epigraph...