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  • Opportunists fan the flames of racial unrest

    Violence following the recent fatal shooting of an unarmed robbery suspect in Ferguson, Missouri, has tragically followed a predictable script. On average, more than 6,000 African-Americans are killed by gun violence each year. That startling figure is...
  • Surprising Primary Guests: Race And Class

    Midterm elections as a rule do not inspire much interest or excitement. The majority of the recent party primary contests in Connecticut adhered to this rule, but two were noticeable exceptions. In both, race or class unexpectedly showed up. Race was an...
  • Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury hearings begin

    U.S. Atty. General Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and federal investigators as the St. Louis County prosecutor opened grand jury hearings in the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old...
  • In Ferguson, Holder recalls own 'humiliating' experiences with police

    U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and the parents of Michael Brown in a fast-paced series of gatherings that coincided with one of the most peaceful days since the Aug. 9 fatal...
  • NFL roundup: Browns pick Hoyer over Manziel

    The Sports Xchange NFL roundup: Browns pick Hoyer over Manziel Brian Hoyer was named the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns for the regular-season opener Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh. First-year head coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday he needed more...
  • A necessary conversation [Commentary]

    A necessary conversation [Commentary]
    I would like to write my sons a love letter about peace and post-racial living, of a wonderful time when all people move freely, of a place where black bodies are not endangered and black life is not criminalized. But that is not my story, and it is not...
  • Funeral planned for Missouri teen shot by police as clashes persist

    Funeral planned for Missouri teen shot by police as clashes persist
    Police said early on Tuesday they came under heavy gunfire and arrested 31 people during another night of racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago. Funeral...
  • Raising a black son

    Raising a black son
    With the fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the ensuing unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and the shooting of Ezell Ford here in Los Angeles, I cried remembering the three words that challenged me three years ago. “It’s a boy!” As those...
  • Consequences in Ferguson, Mo.

    We in America have always fought to preserve freedom and the rights granted under our Constitution. The Constitution grants the right of assembly, demonstration and protest. We are have been inundated with the news of rioting, looting and arson in...
  • Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge

    Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge
    Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark...
  • Former ref Carey declined Redskins games

    The Sports Xchange Former ref Carey declined Redskins games Retired NFL referee Mike Carey refused assignments in Washington because he believes the team nickname is a racial slur. Carey became the first African-American referee in Super Bowl (XLII)...