| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:16 PM
On Saturday, Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot a former girlfriend in Baltimore. Hours later, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he ambushed and killed two police officers in their car and then killed himself. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio described the murders as "execution-style....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:20 PM
As the curtain closes on the latest episode of “Ferguson,” the media series, it is fair to wonder whether events might not have spiraled out of control to the extent they did had the media settled on another topic.
Ebola, say. Remember that...
| 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...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Plenty of room for reform
Your Nov. 30 editorial ("A thorough examination,") about legislative reform in Virginia, following the eight-part series "The Virginia Way," was encouraging. It is great that you will look for remedies to "… some of the...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 8:48 PM
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on Sunday after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men in the United States.
New York police...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 9:00 PM
As the curtain closes on the latest episode of "Ferguson," the media series, it is fair to wonder whether events might not have spiraled out of control to the extent they did had the media settled on another topic.
Ebola, say. Remember that one?
| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Civil rights activist Al Sharpton on Wednesday called for a protest march in Washington following a New York grand jury decision not to indict a white policeman in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.
"We have no confidence in local state...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Activists outraged over a grand jury’s decision to not indict a white policeman in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, vowed Thursday to launch a national campaign modeled on the 1960s civil rights movement to press the federal...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:50 PM
The chants are angry, but simple: "I can't breathe!" "Hands up, don't shoot!" "Black lives matter!" They have echoed from the American heartland to the coasts in the wake of two recent grand jury decisions that cleared white policemen in the deaths of...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Faced with the most racially charged period of his presidency, President Obama is grappling with the persistent tensions of his relationship with African American leaders and activists — some of his most loyal supporters, but also the most ardent...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 7:31 PM
As the nation waited to see whether a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer would be charged in the killing of an unarmed black teen, criticism arose Sunday in Baltimore and around the nation about how the investigation is being handled.