February 5, 2012 |
Phylicia Rashad, 63, who became famous playing attorney Clair Huxtable in "The Cosby Show," is director of the Ebony Repertory Theatre production of the classic "A Raisin in the Sun," now at the Kirk Douglas Theatre through Feb. 19. She also rejoins Tyler Perry as his character's mother in his new film "Good Deeds," which opens Feb. 24. After appearing as Lena Younger in "A Raisin in the Sun," which won you a Tony, how did you put your stamp...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1999
Re "The Bias of 'Color Blind' Juvenile Justice," Opinion, June 27: Vincent Schiraldi cited studies that found that black youths were "more likely [than their white peers] to be detained, locked up on sentencing or sent to adult prisons, even with other factors equal." Schiraldi rightly notes that "white middle-class youths" are at an advantage in numerous, important ways when they get into legal trouble. But it is not clear whether this is because they are white, because they are middle class or some combination of the two. Race and class are clearly interrelated, but it cannot be assumed that one is a proxy for the other.
July 25, 2012 |
Let us now, in our hearts or with our bodies, do a funky little dance, a cocky little walk, in praise and memory of Sherman Hemsley, who played George Jefferson for a dozen years in the 1970s and 1980s -- and in scattered cameos thereafter -- and died Tuesday at age 74. As a recurring character on "All in the Family," Jefferson served as a kind of counterweight, if not exactly a counterpart, to Carroll O'Connor's Archie Bunker: an irascible, abrasive,...
December 14, 1997 |
One of the dirty little secrets of the American workplace--and a mostly overlooked wrinkle in the firing of basketball player Latrell Sprewell--is the so-called "screamer," a boss who feels at liberty to berate and belittle his employees even if he feels constrained by law or political correctness from making sexual advances or using racial epithets.
December 8, 2011 |
Lydia R. Diamond, whose plays often work the intersection of race and class, remembers once posing a hypothetical scenario she knew would prompt heated debate. The 42-year-old African American playwright and teacher contended that if the Obamas had a son and that son became the fiancé of somebody's white daughter, the young woman's family would not be happy, despite the breeding and connections. "My white friends would say, 'No, no, no, you're wrong! Class would trump race,'" she recalls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1994 |
Some will be running the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday because it is there, because it is supposed to be one of those only in L.A. happenings, because somebody told them they had to be kidding at their age, or because they could use a new Mercedes and $15,000 cash. And somewhere in this bobbing sea of 19,000 running shorts will be Roy Wiseman, striding forward for a far more personal cause: Martin Campos and his brother, Salvador.