Author Archives: Larry Neumeister

  • Belafonte Sues Martin Luther King Jr. Estate in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte sued the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Tuesday over the fate of three documents he tried to sell at auction. The lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan seeks unspecified damages and a court declaration Belafonte is the rightful owner. The documents are an ...

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  • NY Case Puts Black Use of N-word on Trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a case that gave a legal airing to the debate over use of the N-word among Blacks, a federal jury has rejected a Black manager's argument that it was a term of love and endearment when he aimed it at a Black employee. Jurors were weighing punitive damages Tuesday ...

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  • Woman Gets 12 Years for Snatching NY Baby in 1987

    A woman who snatched a newborn from a hospital more than two decades ago and raised the child as her own was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison by a judge who called it a "crime of selfishness" that enhanced parents' fears and forced hospitals to boost security. Ann Pettway, ...

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