| 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 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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:30 AM
SANFORD, Fla. -- After a day of nationwide demonstrations protesting the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder case in Florida, civil rights leaders prepared to step up their calls for justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager killed more than a...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:06 AM
NEW YORK--The mother of Trayvon Martin broke down and wept Saturday as she spoke to hundreds of people who gathered in New York City for one of scores of rallies held nationwide to honor the teenager shot dead by George Zimmerman.
"It was a child, who...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Najee Ali is an old hand at activism. Jesse Jackson was his mentor; he's Al Sharpton's protege. So Ali thought he had everything in place for a peaceful protest of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case this week.
But somewhere between the opening...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Updated Jan. 20, 2013, 1:29pm CT On Monday, Jan. 21 (officially on Jan. 20), Barack Obama will be sworn in to begin his second term as President of the United States, along with Joe Biden as Vice President. The oath of office will formally be administered...
| 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...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
| 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...