Restaurant manager admits beating black employee

For years, John Christopher Smith suffered in silence as his manager at a South Carolina restaurant physically abused him and forced him to work over 100 hours a week without pay, federal officials say.

Family drops Edgewood lawsuit; 'Fear and intimidation continues'

The family of former Edgewood High School student Blake Broadnax is dropping their lawsuit against the school over a series of racially-charged incidents, saying the prospect of reliving the incidents through court proceedings has caused Broadnax, now in his first year at Loyola University in Chicago, anxiety and symptoms of depression.