Paula Deen has found the one problem that can't be solved with butter, y'all. And that problem is her casual racism when planning wedding parties. As reported first by the National Enquirer (and picked up just about everywhere else), the celebrity chef and patron saint of all things deep-fried gave ... More >>
Eric Garcetti was elected mayor of Los Angeles on Tuesday, reassembling the coalition of Westsiders and Latinos that carried Antonio Villaraigosa into office eight years ago.But as this L.A. Times map shows, Garcetti also carried the northwest San Fernando Valley, a largely Republican area that Vill ... More >>
In reaction to the L.A. riots, black flight from Los Angeles whittled the K-12 population down to only 9 percent African-American, as of the 2009-10 school year. But those roughly 61,000 black kids are being punished much more harshly than white, Asian or Latino kids, according to new data from the ... More >>
Angela Davis, former Black Panther, is the go-to commentator on any protest or political uprising these days. (And, apparently, the go-to stencil for "street artists" designing nostalgic protest fliers.) So why hasn't anyone asked her how she feels about the DREAM Act -- the national push to grant ... More >>
The feds cracked down today on a San Gabriel Valley Latino gang they say has been on a war path against African Americans for 20 years. Sixteen people were arrested, 23 were already behind bars, seven were arrested on state drug allegations, and 12 others were on the loose as authorities act ... More >>
Jewish JournalSheriff: Not hateful, just bitterThe three male Calabasas High School students who admitted to tagging their campus in swastikas, racial slurs and personal attacks will not be prosecuted for a hate crime. Why? L.A. County sheriff's officials say the graffiti was not, despite ap ... More >>
Its South Los Angeles flagship was a game changer in black business and film
nsm88.orgSeveral groups are preparing to demonstrate against a purported neo-Nazi organization that is planning a rally outside City Hall downtown on April 17. Over the weekend a self-described "coalition of grassroots Los Angeles groups" announced a counter-protest at 10 a.m. that day at Te ... More >>
Yoav Shamirs new documentary on anti-Semitism finds the middle ground
Queer Town talked with Jeffrey King the other day, and he was not happy. A prominent figure in the gay community and founder of In The Meantime Men's Group, a South Los Angeles outreach organization for gay black men, King was frustrated with power gays -- black and white -- the gay mainstream as a ... More >>
A messy new alliance tag team for intolerance
When a horribly tortured boy enters child protection, does skin color hurt his safe ticket out?
Geeks in the 'hood and L.A.'s black exodus
A dog-food prank gone bad wrecks careers and morale as Tennie Pierce demands millions
Not-so-innocent kids split the black community and confound the media
Many media stumble over a man-bites-dog story of black suspects and white victims
How Fences divided a community
But is Highland Park safe for blacks?
Aaron D. Iverson
The immigrants’-rights movement energizes a nation
On the eve of the primary, Villaraigosa, Parks and Hahn win endorsements from black groups
The first-ever national African-American summit on AIDS grapples with the record numbers of blacks contracting the disease
Cartoonist Aaron McGruder’s parody irks the white powers that be
After 27 years at the pulpit, and 12 as South-Central’s ranking ambassador, Cecil Murray, resigns as pastor of First AME
The decline of black politics in America
A black population with a slave past is done in by killing indifference. Sound familiar?
One of L.A.’s truly diverse districts may be on the verge of big — and unwelcome — change
Let him buy his soul back from the Republicans
Was the uprising of ’92 the end of black power?
Race, DNA, and a man who knows too much
Deron vs. Martin: Who’s the darling of the black establishment now?
Tuesday’s election gives the African-American community the chance to reclaim its roots
More from the interviews with Stanley 'Tookie' Williams and prosecutor Robert Martin
Can Degnan have its world stage and Wal-Mart, too?
Donna Warren wants African-American voters to defect from the Democrats
The mayor goes trolling for a twofer
L.A.’s black political elite bamboozles itself
Villaraigosa in South-Central
The Miserable State of Black Education
The real lessons of Hamilton High
Nate Holden vs. the Future
Writing about race
A lament for black Los Angeles
A Weekly Roundtable discussion on black L.A.