| Feb 25, 2015
| 1:26 PM
MIAMI — The mother of Trayvon Martin says she's disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago.
Speaking with The Associated Press on Wednesday...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 4:46 PM
Sometimes, when big issues erupt, grandstanding politicians just can't help themselves.
So now we have some leaders banning official employee travel to Indiana, because of the furor surrounding that state's new "religious freedom" law that might be used...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 1:11 PM
It really would be best for the world if George Zimmerman would stay in seclusion. Best for him, too.
But he can't help himself.
And instead of letting much of America just think he's a total buffoon, he comes out in public and removes any doubt.
| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:11 PM
Sites of Race
David Theo Goldberg and Susan Searls Giroux
Polity Press; 208 pages
Now that Barack Obama is president, with all the compromises and limits that that job entails, it's easy to forget the exhilaration we felt when the 2008 voting...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 2:59 PM
Baltimore police shot and tased a man Sunday afternoon on the city's west side after police attempted to stop the vehicle the suspect was traveling in.
Col. Garnell Green said little about the incident that unfolded in the 1000 block of N. Fremont...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 6:39 AM
If you set out to write a poetry collection about Kanye West, someone who is himself arguably one of the most brilliant and influential poets of the 21st century so far, then it had better be good. Sarah Blake's debut book, "Mr. West" — impressive...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 8:37 PM
VALDOSTA, Ga. — Brian Bell has felt the eyes upon him for two years. Everywhere he goes, people look at him and wonder.
Is he a football hero or a murderer?
There is plenty of hard evidence for the former and barely a speck for the latter. But...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 8:41 PM
The Police Department in Ferguson, Mo., has persistently and repeatedly violated the constitutional rights of African Americans, jailing them for minor offenses far more often than whites, using traffic stops to arrest them disproportionately and...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 2:34 PM
The U.S. Justice Department this week released two reports growing out of its investigations following the killing of Michael Brown by police Officer Darren Wilson.
Taking a cue from Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., most of the commentary initially...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:27 PM
George Zimmerman threw a wine bottle at a woman who had just dumped him and threw her phone to the ground in a dispute that led to his arrest Friday night, according to a police report.
He was jailed on an aggravated assault charge but is free on $5,000...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:07 PM
"Check your privilege."
Before there was any discussion about Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, all African Americans killed before reaching adulthood, there was explanation.
Oakton Community College professor Angelyn Anderson provided it...