Race And Ethnicity
Oscar Pistorius looks ahead as he sits in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. In passing judgement judge Thokozile Masipa ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, but said he was negligent and…
FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stretches during NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills, Md. It's an NFL fact of life: If a player has talent, a team can find a place for him, no matter how bad his off-the-field …
Every now and again, my broader industry needs a good jolt back to center after stepping over the line of decency.
HOUSTON | Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig touted the progress the league has made in racial hiring practices while stressing his desire to increase the number of black players in the sport.
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig speaks to attendees of the league's Diversity Business Summit, a sports diversity employment and business opportunity trade fair, Wednesday in Houston.
The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic site will display a black doll used in a series of famous race studies to mark the 59th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ended legal segregation in public schools.
SCHERERVILLE | Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter said young African-American males commit the majority of crimes in Lake County, especially in the county’s three urban areas of East Chicago, Hammond and Gary.
TAMPA, Fla. | Seizing the Republican National Convention spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan promised Wednesday night Mitt Romney "will not duck the tough issues" if he wins the White House this fall and their party will move forcefully to solve the nation's economic woes.
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks Wednesday at the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis.
TAMPA, Fla. | Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night at a storm-delayed national convention scripted to propel him into a close race for the White House in tough economic times.
Every time we think we've seen the last of the trials for civil rights-era atrocities, it seems, prosecutors will parade some stooped, white-haired defendant before the cameras in shackles.
ORLANDO | The NFL is getting high marks for its diverse hiring practices.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats will propose their own redistricting maps Thursday to counter Republican-drawn districts Democrats say may run afoul of federal law.
A plucky little muppet in a pretty pink dress, her brown hair a perky 'fro, is helping little girls — and their moms — to accept themselves just the way they are by loving their hair.
CHICAGO | Even in President Barack Obama's hometown, they had hoped for more.
The controversy over the building of the Park 51 Islamic Center has triggered a heated debate over the open wound the Sept. 11 attacks left in lower Manhattan.
WASHINGTON | White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel met privately Wednesday night with U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to discuss the Chicago mayor's race, sources close to Emanuel and Jackson said Thursday.
BERWYN, Ill. | The Republican candidate for Illinois governor, state Sen. Bill Brady, said Wednesday he doesn't support amnesty for illegal immigrants, but he wouldn't say much else about immigration reform.
CHICAGO | Two days after Mayor Richard Daley announced he wouldn't seek a seventh term, a group of Latino activists pondered an idea that seemed implausible the last time Chicago chose a new leader: An outcome decided by Latinos.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia | Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin blamed extremists "without souls, without hearts" for a suicide car bombing that killed 17 people Thursday in the crowded central market of a city in the North Caucasus.
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