| Apr 21, 2015
| 2:57 PM
The notion that the U.S. Department of Justice has any real interest in “reform[ing] the Baltimore City Police Department” is ridiculous, as they are hand-in-hand partners in fighting Baltimore crime (“Collaborating with...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:10 PM
Since its arrival in theaters last month, the civil rights drama "Selma" has earned critical praise and predictions of Oscar glory.
But when Academy Awards voters on Thursday revealed their choices, the film was mostly overlooked. "Selma," about the...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 6:39 PM
A gospel choir dressed in all black sang as more than 200 people gathered Thursday on the South Side to honor late civil rights leader the Rev. Willie T. Barrow.
A visitation at the headquarters of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition invited many accolades for...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 4:03 PM
It didn't take long for America to assert its lesser self after two police officers were shot in what officials quickly called an ambush in Ferguson, Mo. Social media, so often a barometer of all that is wrong with the collective soul of America, erupted....
| Mar 8, 2015
| 7:07 PM
Thousands of marchers, many singing “We Shall Overcome” or “This Little Light of Mine,” turned out Sunday to retrace the steps their forebears took half a century ago on the infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge.
The route was the same,...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 10:53 PM
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles says one Police Department employee was fired and two others are on administrative leave over racist emails uncovered in a Justice Department investigation into the city's law enforcement practices.
Knowles' comments at a...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Canaries are not very formidable birds, but they have their uses. For instance, coal miners learned over a century ago that when canaries gag and drop dead at the bottom of the cage, it's a sign that maybe there's something wrong with the air in the mine....
| Feb 24, 2015
| 4:48 PM
George Zimmerman will not face federal civil-rights charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday, citing a lack of evidence.
In a prepared statement, U.S. Attorney General...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 4:54 PM
Television entrepreneur Byron Allen has filed a $20-billion racial discrimination lawsuit against cable giants Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable.
Allen, who is African-American, owns the Los Angeles television production and distribution company...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:21 PM
BRIDGEPORT — The mayor received threats after appearing on MSNBC on Monday, a city spokesman said.
Mayor Bill Finch appeared on the show PoliticsNation for an interview about the weather conditions in the city during the blizzard.