• June 18, 2012  

    Rodney King, whose video-taped beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 launched a public dialogue about race relations in the United States, died Sunday at age 47. Jeffrey Brown, Patt Morrison of The Los Angeles Times and Darnell Hunt of the University of California, Los Angeles discuss his complicated life. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2011  

    Twenty years ago, the stunning overthrow of USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev by a Communist coup dominated the news. The coup eventually backfired and led to the end of the Soviet Union. Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at the last days of the USSR. Continue reading