April 24, 2014 |
LAS VEGAS -- Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's battle against the federal government over land rights took an unexpected detour after a newspaper quoted the 67-year-old grandfather suggesting African Americans were "better off as slaves" because slavery taught work skills and enhanced family life. Bundy, who has waged a standoff with the Bureau of Land Management, insisting he has a right to graze hundreds of head of cattle on public lands without paying fees, has been surrounded by citizen militias that have converged on his ranch in rural Bunkerville after armed federal officials moved in to remove Bundy's cattle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 2007 |
The president of the San Francisco NAACP says the city needs a "Marshall Plan" to stem the exodus of black residents. The Rev. Amos Brown told a meeting of community leaders Sunday that the mayor should appoint a "czar" to focus on issues facing African Americans living in San Francisco. Brown is a member of a mayoral task force that found that the city's black population dropped from more than 100,000 in 1980 to about 50,000 in 2005. About 750,000 people live in San Francisco.
October 18, 1992
Thanks to Bill Cosby for speaking out about the horrible image of African-Americans being presented by the Hollywood media. We are not vulgar court jesters and clowns that exist so that the rest of America can spit on us. The more Hollywood presents anyone black as dumb clowns and anyone white as perfect, there will be race wars and race wars. This does nothing to promote harmony or peace in America--only hatred. Black people in America are bonded by the frustration of racism in the United States.
May 8, 2007 |
When August Wilson's "Radio Golf" opens tonight on Broadway in a $2-million production, investors won't be relying solely on rave reviews to fill the Cort Theater's 1,000 seats. In an unusually aggressive move, the producers hired five marketing firms to promote the show about an African American businessman who wants to run for mayor of Pittsburgh. At the time of his death in October 2005, Wilson had won two Pulitzer Prizes and was one of America's most celebrated dramatists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1999
Re Earl Ofari Hutchinson's Feb. 8 commentary: As an African American political science student, I too was interested in the low numbers of African American politicians in California. I have a much different take on the shrinking numbers. When a disenfranchised group becomes part of the electoral process, its members are happy to see people who look like them and address their problems, which are simple and uniform. That is how the political machines got their power. Irish, Italians and [other]
August 22, 2006 |
Separate teams of gene hunters have homed in on key regions in the human genome to explain the higher-than-usual incidence of prostate cancer in black men and the elevated risk of premature birth among black women. The discoveries, being reported today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, add context to two medical mysteries that have long proved difficult to explain.
May 6, 1998 |
Four years after settling a discrimination lawsuit for $46 million, Denny's apologized to 40 black sixth-graders and their chaperons who said they were denied service at a Florida restaurant. The group from Baltimore was on a field trip to Disney World when they stopped at the Denny's in Ocoee, Fla. They said they were not greeted or seated.
May 18, 1991 |
The Vatican has given the Baltimore archdiocese permission to make a case for sainthood for Elizabeth Lange, a Baltimore nun who founded the first order of black nuns. "We want to stress that this is a very preliminary stage of the process," said Father William Au, a spokesman for the archdiocese. "Right now, we want to make the public aware that Mother Lange is being considered for canonization so we can receive any documentation of her life that people might have," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1999 |
A first-ever African American Catholic Festival of Evangelization, which Roman Catholic Church officials are calling a "new beginning" for revitalizing the faith of black Roman Catholics in Los Angeles, will take place in Los Angeles next week. The festival is an attempt to cope with changing demographics in the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese, said Father John Harfmann, director of the African American Catholic Center for Evangelization.
November 25, 1999 |
A restaurant operator has agreed to pay $15,000 for sensitivity training after adding a tip to the check of two black patrons and telling them: "You black people don't tip well." Hiromi Takarada, acting manager of Thai Toni Restaurant in Miami Beach, agreed to the training for himself and his employees, state Atty. Gen. Bob Butterworth said Wednesday. Butterworth sued the restaurant, seeking up to $10,000 for violation of the state's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.