| 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...
| 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 […]...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 6:45 AM
The focus may be on race the day after George Zimmerman was acquitted, but in the end, the case could set off more off alarms about the state's power.
About race, civil rights leaders were sending conflicting signals that will have people talking for...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Illinois lawmakers disappointed gay marriage advocates by failing to shepherd the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act to a vote in the state house during the past legislative session. Despite a recent poll from the Pew Research Center indicating...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Robert Zimmerman Sr. arrived at the Orlando Sentinel lobby alone March 15.
He was so nervous that he was trembling. Sad and resigned, he discussed death threats his family had received.
But the father of George Zimmerman also was determined as he...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:42 AM
The Rev. Al Sharpton announced on the Today Show this morning that his organization is planning a 100-city vigil for Trayvon Martin in the wake of the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman.
Sharpton, who hosts a show on MSNBC and is the founder of the...
| 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...