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  • Trayvon Martin case strikes deep chord with Baltimoreans

    Trayvon Martin case strikes deep chord with Baltimoreans
    When 17-year-old John Edwards was shot in the head on Edmondson Avenue this month, no one marched on City Hall. There were no comparisons to Emmett Till, no columns in national newspapers about the anxieties of growing up black and male in a country...
  • 'Black in Latin America'

    The latest PBS miniseries by professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. ("America Beyond the Color Line"), this documentary finds the noted Harvard scholar exploring the title theme by probing the backgrounds - and commonalities - of many of the residents of Brazil,...
  • Hopkins students, professors discuss fallout from Trayvon Martin case

    Hopkins students, professors discuss fallout from Trayvon Martin case
    Johns Hopkins University professor Nathan Connolly sees the Trayvon Martin case in terms far broader than the details of how the Florida teenager was shot and killed at the end of February. Look at the attempts by some to dismiss race as a potential...
  • Obama's 'beer summit:' Thursday

     
    by Peter Nicholas It started out as a casual suggestion: three guys working out their differences over a beer. But President Obama's offer to play host to the cop and the professor entangled in a debate over racial profiling now......
  • Beer-talks: Colbert's 'teachable moment'

     
    by Mark Silva "I am still reeling over last week's profiling scandal,'' comedian Stephen Colbert says. "I am speaking, of course, of Barack Obama's profiling of Cambridge police officer James Crowley.'' Colbert, anchor of Comedy Central's Colbert Report,...
  • Beer summit, 'beer wars' and peace

     
    by Mark Silva In the era of Cold Beer diplomacy and the Internet, it's important to have a Web strategy for covering a Beer Summit. We thought of improving upon that oft-employed strategy of "live-blogging:" Live-chugging the meeting of the......
  • Here's to beers -- A White House summit preview

     
    News item: President Obama meets today with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge (Mass.) police sergeant James Crowley. Crowley arrested Gates for disorderly conduct at the professor???s home earlier this month, after police fielded a...
  • Obama beer Buds: Red Stripe, Blue Moon

     
    by Mark Silva To each his own. It could be the theme of that get-together over a cold beer that the president, the professor and the police officer plan at the White House tomorrow to patch up the dust-up started......
  • Colin Powell: Racial profiling, anger, cool

     
    by Mark Silva Retired Army Gen. Colin Powell, who also once served as the chief diplomat for the United States, says Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. could have averted the famed confrontation with the Cambridge, Mass., Police Department at......
  • White House's brew: Bud Light -- report

     
    by Mark Silva When the president, the professor and the police officer meet for a beer in the White House tomorrow to talk about racial problems, the president will be serving Bud Light. So say Hans Nichols and Nicholas Johnston......
  • Obama 'racial opportunist:' Malkin, Today

     
    by Mark Silva Seems we have an unharmonic convergence today. First FOX's Glenn Beck calling President Barack Obama "a racist.'' Now Michelle Malkin, a conservative commentator and blogger who has written a book about Obama and his "crook'' cronies,...