| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of acquitted murder suspect George Zimmerman, revealed new details about their strained relationship on Thursday — one day after taking a plea deal in her perjury case.
Shellie Zimmerman expressed uncertainty about...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Putting together L.A.’s Lula Washington Dance Theatre and New York’s Complexions Contemporary Ballet for a shared program was not an obvious pairing.
But when the sky darkened, the lights came on and the dancing began outdoors Saturday...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Direct from the age of black-and-white television, Reginald Rose's "12 Angry Men" has been redeployed to confront the issue of race relations.
This Pasadena Playhouse production, which opened Sunday under the direction of artistic director Sheldon Epps,...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Bernhard Goetz, the “subway vigilante” who set off a national debate about crime and race after he shot four black men in New York in 1984, has been arrested on drug charges.
Goetz, 65, was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Friday in New York after...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Yes, that really was George Zimmerman. Yes, helping that family from a car crash a few days after the verdict really does seem coincidental. But no, the wreck really wasn't a PR setup.
Or so said Zimmerman's trial attorney, Mark O'Mara, to the cameras...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The only minority member of the six-woman jury that acquitted George Zimmerman said Thursday that Zimmerman “got away with murder” and that she aches for Trayvon Martin’s grieving parents, ABC News reports.
"You can't put the man in...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Two decades before George Zimmerman spotted a young man in a hoodie walking through a Florida subdivision, another case involving the shooting of an African American teenager roiled Southern California and exposed racial divisions.
Latasha Harlins was...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:13 AM
After Comedy Central's roast of James Franco on Sunday (a.k.a. the night Miley Cyrus went cray-cray at the MTV Video Music Awards, and 'N Sync reunited), the honoree could sum it up only one way.
"It was pretty dirty up there," Franco said backstage...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:13 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Trayvon Martin’s father has been named honorary captain of the FAMU football team after delivering an inspirational speech to the team.
Florida A&M coach Earl Holmes said Tracy Martin, whose son’s shooting death in...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:51 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new U.S. television documentary series reaches back 500 years to demonstrate how America's black history contained some unsettling nuances and uncomfortable truths from the start.
The six-part series, "The African Americans:...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Movies occasionally grow a little more topical due to current events -- earlier this year, coverage of Trayvon Martin’s killing and the George Zimmerman trial made conversations about “Fruitvale,” a drama about the fatal shooting of a...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Forget it, Jake, it’s Florida. That may be as good an explanation as any to explain the fatal shooting of a (texting) man at a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, Fla., on Monday.
But is it really that simple, that random, that inane?