| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Thousands of people filled a Loop plaza Saturday and called for a fairer justice system in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the fatal shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida.
The protesters, mostly...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:31 PM
It's one debate with two faces: Sporadic demonstrations over George Zimmerman's acquittal continued all over the country Tuesday, but two states, on opposite ends of the U.S., have made themselves the focus of the protests, and they've done so by taking...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:30 PM
In a mixed ruling, The Weinstein Co. will be allowed to use some form of "The Butler" in the title of the Lee Daniels movie -- but will have to change its marketing materials and pay $400,000 in fines for violating the July 2 ruling by the MPAA....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Civil rights leaders at the NAACP national convention Wednesday — Martin Luther King III and the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton — called the acquittal in 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's slaying a setback for race relations — and the...
| Jul 21, 2013
This may be rude to say. It may be harsh.
And as a journalist, I probably shouldn't think this way.
Sorry, but I have to say it.
I want the George Zimmerman jurors to shut up. For a long time. Six months would be a good start.
In fact, I want jurors...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:17 PM
A day after postponing this week's scheduled sentencings of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, a federal judge announced Tuesday that the defendants would learn their fates on Aug. 14.
Jackson Jr., son of civil rights leader the Rev....
| Jun 29, 2013
| 3:03 PM
SANFORD -- It was a startling moment at George Zimmerman's murder trial: Defense attorney Don West suggested that Trayvon Martin -- not the defendant -- was guilty of racial bias the night the two met on a rainy Sanford sidewalk and Zimmerman shot the...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Paula Deen's appearance on the "Today" show was supposed to help stop her business partners from heading out the door.
Instead, Deen's interview with host Matt Lauer appears to have triggered a chain reaction. In the 24 hours since the appearance,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Prosecutors and defense attorneys have settled on 40 prospective jurors to move on to the second round of questioning in the George Zimmerman second-degree-murder trial, Circuit Judge Debra Nelson announced Tuesday. The prospective panel is made up of...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:23 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen was dropped by Wal-Mart and her name was stripped from four buffet restaurants on Wednesday, hours after she went on television and tearfully defended herself amid the mounting fallout over her admission of using a...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman's attorney doubts he will be able to find jurors who haven't heard about the Trayvon Martin fatal shooting. He just wants to pick people who haven't already made up their mind about the case.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Paula Deen's biggest backer -- Food Network -- quickly distanced itself Wednesday from the N-word controversy swirling around one of its most recognizable stars.
"Food Network does not tolerate any form of discrimination and is a strong proponent of...