| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Willie Bellamy III woke his 12-year-old son early Saturday to leave Columbia as the sun rose and gathered with others at the Baltimore offices of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers traveling to the 50th anniversary celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Alec Baldwin has played a scheming TV-executive on "30 Rock" and a vicious gangster in the 2003 movie "The Cooler." And now, his newest role: playing himself as an opinionated talk-show host on MSNBC.
The NBCUniversal cable-news outlet said Thursday that...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, thousands once again took to the streets of the nation's capital to call for economic and racial equality.
As the crowd made its way down Constitution Avenue, one...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Florida's Stand Your Ground law came under attack from black legislators, journalists and civil rights activists today during the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists.
The law, enacted in 2005, played a role in the acquittal of...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
OK, the subject is race, so I'm going to ask the "haters" from both ends of the spectrum to step outside the chat room.
You know who you are.
Some of you were upset when I asked Michael Steele to run on my gubernatorial ticket in 2002. A few of you...
| 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,"...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:40 PM
The weekend's highlights:
The next "Breaking Bad" arrives at 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC. In the cryptic preview, Walt (Bryan Cranston) says he has a bad feeling. AMC offers this preview of the episode titled "To'hajille": "Things heat up for Walt in...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:39 PM
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, who has led the nation's oldest civil rights organization for the last five years, announced Sunday that he would step down in December.
Jealous, whose term as president and chief executive of the National Assn. for the...