| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:05 AM
MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin is attempting to allay fears about Russia’s new anti-gay law, saying there will be no discrimination during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
“We can be absolutely sure...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:04 PM
In the July 14 column, Rent Watch advised that it would constitute housing discrimination for a property manager to discourage a potential tenant from seeking to rent a second-floor unit. We reached this conclusion even though the applicant had a...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:11 PM
A Glendale police officer will be reinstated as a sergeant after successfully appealing his demotion, which came after officials claimed he pressured and harassed fellow officers.
The city’s Civil Service Commission rescinded the demotion of Sgt....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:27 PM
The momentous events that culminated in the March on Washington 50 years ago this week have largely overlooked the legacy of one man whose own dream of such a march was more than two decades in the making.
Asa Philip Randolph — better known as A....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Paula Deen won the battle, but she may have lost the war: The discrimination lawsuit brought against her was dismissed Friday, but only after it devastated the multimillion-dollar career of one of the most popular icons of the food world.
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:27 PM
SACRAMENTO—Bills are cascading out of the Legislature in free-fall as lawmakers race to adjournment for the year, most measures headed for the governor with little debate.
It's the annual sprint to "do something" — to make a mark, regardless...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:00 AM
There are so many things to say with regard to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development's proposed rule entitled "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing."
And since this proposal lands on the hot buttons of race and class, I'm going to ask...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 3:09 PM
As a young man working in Washington, D.C., 50 years ago, Hugh Crittenden admits he “didn’t know how much discrimination was going on at the time.”
Nevertheless, he and two friends, Howard Cook and George Hungerford, took part in the...
| Aug 19, 2013
Wondering how her life would change because of “Divergent,” Shailene Woodley reached out to “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence. Lily Collins, whose starring role in “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” and...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:11 PM
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" is neither as good as it might have been nor as bad as survivors of "The Paperboy" may have feared. An ambitious and overdue attempt to create a Hollywood-style epic around the experience of black Americans in general and the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:36 PM
I just saw one of the best segments ever on Stephen Colbert's "Colbert Report" on Comedy Central.
The segment, which I posted Friday on my blog at themorningcall.com, spotlighted a tiny town in rural Kentucky that has a gay mayor and overwhelmingly...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Art, music and film will be used to speak against oppression, bullying and turning a blind eye to discrimination in a series of Central Florida events this fall.
Notable cultural groups such as the Bach Festival Society, Enzian Theater and the Cornell...