| 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.
| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:29 AM
The presentation of evidence to a St. Louis County grand jury was deeply flawed, leading to a wrong decision not to charge a white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, lawyers for the slain man’s family said on...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Fox and CNN were the channels most Americans turned to Monday night for coverage of Ferguson.
But the most striking story of the ratings was how few viewers went to MSNBC, where show host Al Sharpton has involved himself in the story as an activist....
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:34 PM
President Barack Obama made a forceful pledge on Monday to use his last two years in office to address the "simmering distrust" between police and minority communities as he requested $263 million for the federal response to the civil rights upheaval...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Ferguson was never just about Ferguson.
If it were, black Americans wouldn't have said, "Here we go again." And white Americans wouldn't have done the same.
If it were, Michael Brown's memory would not be placed alongside dead black men he never knew....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:58 AM
There is more media than ever covering American political life. And with each major election, the coverage seems to get worse – or, at least, more confused and misguided.
That is certainly the story of national media performance in Tuesday’s...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 10:10 PM
A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Missouri in August told investigators he was in fear for his life after the young man grabbed at his gun, which was discharged twice in his patrol car, the New York Times reported....
| Oct 11, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The family of a black New Yorker who died after a local police officer put the 43-year old man in a chokehold announced on Saturday it chose a new attorney for its planned $75 million wrongful death lawsuit, a spokesman for a civil rights organization...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights activist who heads the National Action Network, made an appearance in Eatonville, near Orlando, speaking at the Voting Rights Leadership Forum, Tuesday. Sharpton was joined by Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Lawanna...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:31 PM
The Rev. Al Sharpton pushed community leaders Tuesday to get black voters to the polls in Central Florida.
Speaking at a leadership forum in Eatonville, the firebrand civil rights activist reminded the roughly 120 people in attendance of the Jim Crow-era...