July 24, 2005 |
In these days of polarizing, pulverizing debates that make it almost impossible to describe what it means to be African American anymore, I find myself better off simply describing a day in my life: I drive to Locke High School to teach a poetry workshop to a group of 10th-graders.
March 26, 1995 |
We get tired of going to classes and having white students discuss things they don't know about, while we take a back seat and remain quiet. . . . When we came in the first day and saw how many white students were signed up for this (seminar on Malcolm X) , we had a decision to make. . . . We could either do like we usually do, and just say 'forget it,' because they weren't going to understand us anyway, or we could take charge and be the ones to set the pace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2006 |
Elizabeth Maguire, 47, a publisher of noted wit and passion who in a 25-year career worked with historians, theologians and other nonfiction authors, died April 8 of ovarian cancer at a hospice in New York City, the Perseus Books Group announced Monday. Since 2002, Maguire had served as publisher of Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus.
August 21, 2005
What an unfortunate shame that both writer Erin Aubry Kaplan and professor Michael Eric Dyson don't seem to understand what Bill Cosby has passionately expressed ("These People," July 24). From my perspective, Cosby cares deeply about his "people," and he's frustrated and embarrassed by the bad, uneducated behavior exhibited by many of his brethren. Sometimes when we care and are frustrated, emotions come out as anger, and we scold and lash out . . . it's that simple. I admire Cosby's courage in this world of political correctness, where the majority of people are afraid to criticize certain groups for fear of being labeled racist.
April 9, 2008
Re "The true King," editorial, April 4 In criticizing the L.A. County Board of Supervisors' resolution declaring a 40-hour moratorium on violence, The Times fails to mention that it was specifically directed at gang-related homicides. During another crisis, Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "The country needs, and unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another.
July 24, 2010
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Chelsea Clinton's wedding; Bill Clegg. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Race in America: Christopher Edley, UC Berkeley Law School; John McWhorter. President Obama and the business community: Mort Zuckerman; Steve Forbes. 6 and 9 a.m. CNN CBS News Sunday Morning Wayne Newton. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Fareed Zakaria GPS Afghanistan and Pakistan: U.S. special representative Richard C. Holbrooke.