| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:25 PM
A white Texas man faces federal hate-crime charges in an assault on a 79-year-old black man during a form of the "knockout game," prosecutors said Thursday.
Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, is charged with violating the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Not only was the fake CNN debate between Martin O'Malley and Rick Perry a sorry example of what political discourse has come to on the low road of cable news TV these days, it was also a ratings failure.
Wednesday night's edition of CNN's "Crossfire,"...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 7:45 AM
In case you missed it, here is a brief timeline of race relations regarding “Saturday Night Live” recently:
Sept. 27: “SNL” cast member Jay Pharoah tells the Grio website that he thinks the show is “too white.”
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley is supposed to be Maryland's political TV star. Just ask him.
But it was Congressman Andy Harris who drew the bigger national audience in his appearance on CNN's "Crossfire."
When O'Malley "debated" Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sept....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
We are so programmed by our history with race in America that reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman on charges of murdering Trayvon Martin depends largely upon one's individual, even group experience.
If you are African-American, you might...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"Why do they seem so determined to also make it racial?"
So asks Joy-Ann Reid, the managing editor of The Grio, a web magazine owned by NBC News whose mission is to "focus on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact within the...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Congressman John Lewis' wrists were restrained behind his back and he was escorted into a police car Tuesday, having been […]...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 6:03 PM
As news of George Zimmerman's acquittal spread through the media and cyberspace Sunday, it became clear that the trial may be over, but the hurt feelings — and the debate — linger on both sides.
In parks, church pews and diners across the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:40 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama will speak at the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, weeks after his comments on the George Zimmerman verdict stirred a national discussion on race in America....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:43 AM
A crowd of about 1,200 people converged on the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday evening to honor Trayvon Martin days after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of the South Florida teen.
Waving signs and chanting, the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Two days after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in Trayvon Martin's shooting death, the initial grief among supporters of the dead teen is being channeled into protests, marches and calls for action echoing across the country.
In Florida, elected...