| Mar 20, 2012
| 1:07 PM
From celebrity tweets to a "Million Hoodies March," social media is once again playing a key role in spreading a message — the latest being the ever-growing chorus of people calling for justice in the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin.
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:17 PM
A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 5:37 AM
Anthony Mackie — who appeared in last weekend’s No. 1 film at the box office, “Real Steel,” and the Oscar-winning “Million Dollar Baby” and “The Hurt Locker” — recently had an entire restaurant buzzing...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Maybe it heralds the start of a social movement, or enlightens the world about events long hidden. Only in hindsight can we see what a difference such a book made. Here is one such...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 7:19 PM
They are more likely to get shot, go to jail, drop out of school, end up in foster care, be abandoned by their fathers and have children of their own while they're still teenagers.
Compared with other Americans, young black men have the statistical...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 10:14 AM
"Giant Steps to Change the World"
By Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee, illustrated by Sean Qualls
Simon & Schuster, $16.99, ages 6-9
"On some days your dreams may seem too far away to realize." What about those who dreamed before you? "They made giant...
| Oct 1, 2010
Thirteen-year-old Jeremy Thicklin is on a mission to teach his friends how to prevent African-American babies from dying.
The slender eighth-grader at Roosevelt Middle School was one of 212 volunteers who graduated Saturday from Community Voice, a five-...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 3:49 PM
NEW YORK -- It’s not often that a Twinkie earns a bit of praise from a nutrition expert, or that a hefty elected official confesses his food vices before a room packed with spectators and the media.
But nothing was routine as New York’s Board...
| Oct 30, 2010
Take it from a man who's worked both sides of the aisle. "The beauty of a touring rock band,'' says the musician known as Stew, "is that the show that night reflects the emotions of your day, or what you talked about in the van.
"That's why I think...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 9:10 PM
A couple who say they were forced to leave their home after director Spike Lee retweeted their address to his Twitter followers has hired the Morgan & Morgan law firm to represent them.
"At this point, they have retained us to protect their interests"...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 2:59 PM
After weeks of delays and techincal difficulties, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is scheduled to re-open June 14th.
The sixth scheduled opening for the now $70 Million dollar musical, the entire show has been reworked, including the removal of the...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:57 AM
With ample time on their hands because of the strike, some of the elite players in the NBA are taking part in an exhibition game next month to raise money for President Obama's reelection campaign.
The game is set for 4 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Washington, D....