The Top National News Stories of 2013

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  • Three Killed in Boston Marathon Bombing
  • Midwest Tornado Killed 23 People in Oklahoma
  • Paula Deen’s Racist Language Lands Her in Trouble
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part of Voting Rights Act
  • 071513 national trayvon martin zimmerman verdict
  • Detroit Files for Bankruptcy
  • Stop and Frisk Violates Constitutional Rights of Minority Citizens: Judge
  • A Commentator Courts Controversy
  • March on Washington Anniversary Commemorated
  • NAACP President Steps Down
  • Shooting at Navy Yard Shocks a Nation
  • The Government Shuts Down
  • Cory Booker Elected Senator
  • A Banner Year for Black Films
  • Complaints of Profiling in Department Stores Creates a Firestorm
  • Shooting at LAX
  • A Shooting Stirs Detroit
  • A November Election with Significant Races
  • President Obama Inaugurated for a Second Term
  • Hadiya Pendleton is Shot and Killed in Chicago

Paula Deen’s Racist Language Lands Her in Trouble

Paula Deen, the self-proclaimed queen of Southern cooking and a sugary mainstay of the Food Network, was dropped by the network on June 19 after it was revealed that she used racist language. She begged her family and audience to forgive her, but lost lucrative endorsement contracts. (Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

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