| Jun 29, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Parishioners from a Lincoln Park Roman Catholic parish are marching in today's Pride Parade to show their solidarity with Dignity Chicago, an independent ministry for gay, lesbian and transgender Catholics.
More than a dozen parishioners from St....
| May 10, 2014
Iman Trek, a well-known figure in the Lehigh Valley's hiphop music scene, was upset over reports of racially motivated misconduct at Lehigh University.
"This crap … has been going on for 20 years," he said, calling a recent incident a "hate crime"...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| 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...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Poet, memoirist and performer Maya Angelou has died at age 86, Wake Forest University announced Wednesday. The multi-talented artist was also a celebrated civil rights advocate and pioneer.
As a poet, Angelou was best known for reading at President...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Every few months, some ordinary person arises from the undifferentiated swarm of Americans and is turned into the poster boy or the poster girl of some political battle du jour.
This time it's been Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who's a scofflaw and...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Up at Harvard, the good guys won.
Far beyond Harvard, actually. For all the chatter about free expression and cultural context and historical interpretation, the re-creation of a Satanic black mass planned at that campus earlier this week ended up...
| May 4, 2014
Now that the National Basketball Association has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life over his racist comments, how about those Washington Redskins?
Sterling is getting punished for insults he uttered in private. Redskins owner...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.
Retired police Sgt. Ron Stallworth's story — about how he, a black undercover Colorado cop, infiltrated one of the nation's most notorious hate groups in 1978 — is one such truth. Stallworth,...
| 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 29, 2014
| 8:48 AM
A white supremacist charged in the killings of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City in April made a brief appearance in court on Thursday, acknowledging charges recently added against him.
Johnson County District Court Judge Thomas...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Early on the morning of June 13, 1994, I was awakened by persistent knocking on my guesthouse door. An LAPD officer was at the door because two beautiful people, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, had lost their lives.
Me? I was a wanna-be actor from...