| May 26, 2014
HAMPTON — Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this old Virginia port town Wednesday, probing for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....
| May 27, 2014
| 5:20 PM
In "The Case for Reparations," the cover story in the latest issue of the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates lays out a devastating chronicle of the policy choices that have systematically denied African Americans protections of the law and opportunities to...
| May 28, 2014
"Have you heard of Irish amnesia?" a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. "It's when you forget everything but the grudges."
Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known for being an accomplished author, civil-rights advocate and poet, but she had many different lives -- as a streetcar conductor, performer, dancer.
To learn more about her, step inside museums...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
In her memoir "The Road of Lost Innocence," Somaly Mam wrote of being sold into sex slavery, then eventually making her way to freedom and working to make sure other girls escaped that fate. But now new questions about her past have prompted the author...
| May 30, 2014
Scott Martelle expresses a nice sentiment that would work in an ideal world. But in reality, his view is unrealistic. ("If America had a Memorial Day for peace, would the nation be more reluctant to go to war?," Opinion, May 24)
Martelle's assumption is...
| May 10, 2014
There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Father's Day is Sunday, and as always, I'm on the lookout for books that make great gifts. This year, I thought it would be fun to ask several dads around the Daily Press newsroom for suggestions. Here's what they had to say.
From entertainment staff...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:30 AM
The 15th annual Golden Trailer Awards honored the best in motion picture marketing on Friday night at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Warner Bros. was the big winner of the night, taking home 15 awards including the best of show prize and best...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Lupita Nyong'o, who won the best supporting Oscar for her role in "12 Years a Slave," and "Game of Thrones'" Gwendoline Christie have joined the cast of J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII."
It was not revealed which characters the two will play....
| May 6, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Forty-five years after her first UCLA teaching gig attracted the wrath of Gov. Ronald Reagan, Angela Y. Davis is back on campus this semester, as regents' lecturer in the gender studies department. Her Thursday address in Royce Hall, about feminism and...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Let's title this, "Beauty and the Beast 2.0."
First, the beautiful part …
Since 1990, People magazine has named a Tinseltown A-lister its "Most Beautiful Person." For the honor's silver anniversary, the pop-culture bible anointed Lupita Nyong'o...