President Obama gave an interesting and somewhat unusual interview to a podcaster late last week, but the media is obsessed over a single word.
With notable exceptions, most of the Republican candidates for President are refusing to take a stand on the propriety of South Carolina flying the Confederate Flag. That’s called cowardice.
It’s been obvious from the moment the news broke that the murders in Charleston were rooted in racism, but some Republicans have had trouble acknowledging that.
The murders in Charleston have revived a debate that should have been over a long time ago.
A word that has come in recent years to be used to refer chiefly to Muslim fanatics obviously applies to a man who murdered nine people because they’re black.
The Supreme Court ruled that states don’t have to grant license plates that display the Confederate flag. Their decision has the potential to seriously harm the First Amendment.
Nine people died overnight in a shooting at an historic African-American Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
A black leader is running a billboard campaign to improve his community. Racism ensues.
The head of the Spokane NAACP has apparently been lying about her racial background, and that’s led to a whole other argument.
A Judge in Cleveland has found that there is probable cause to charge a Cleveland Police Officer with murder in the death of Tamir Rice, but that is hardly the end of the matter.
The Cleveland Police Department has agreed to submit to significant monitoring in the wake of a damning Justice Department investigation.
A Cleveland police officer has been acquitted of manslaughter and other charges in a case that resulted in the death of two African-American individuals.
The six Baltimore cops charged in the April death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a Grand Jury.
If a new campaign succeeds, Harriet Tubman could replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.
The Baltimore Police Department will finally be under the Federal microscope. But it took the death of Freddie Gray for it happen.
Big news out of Baltimore and, perhaps, the beginning of justice for Freddie Gray.
There is no excuse for last night’s rioting in Baltimore, but that should not deflect attention from the problems with that city’s police.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is insightful and eloquent. He’s wrong in this instance.
A volunteer for an Oklahoma Sheriff’s Department killed a suspect thanks to what can only be described as extreme criminal negligence.
Thanks to one civilian with a camera, a police officer is facing charges in what appears to clearly be an improper shooting.
Freedom of speech means freedom for all speech, even when it is racially offensive.
Another tone deaf action from leading Republicans.
A new Justice Department report has found widespread racial bias in the Ferguson Police Department, but it’s a problem that goes far beyond one Missouri suburb.
Unsurprisingly, Darren Wilson will not face federal charges in connection with the shooting of Michael Brown.
Nearly three years to the day after it started, the George Zimmerman case is essentially over.
Not surprisingly, the Federal investigation of the Michael Brown shooting is ending much like the state investigation did.
The first popularly elected African-American Senator, and the first African-American Senator to serve since the end of Reconstruction ended, has passed away.
Not surprisingly, the F.C.C. has rejected a petition to ban the word “Redskins” from the airwaves.
Chris Rock wants us to remember that Bill Cosby isn’t the only celebrity accused of rape.
Thinking about that the state, law, violence, and the Garner incident (and contributing to the tl;dr phenomenon).
Not surprisingly a new poll finds that African-Americans perceive the American justice system far differently than whites.
But, hey, don’t worry, there’s nothing racial going on here. Nothing at all.
While conservatives have been generally as appalled as others with the news out of Staten Island, some of them are looking in the wrong place for blame.
A New York City Grand Jury refuses to indict a cop who appears from all available evidence to choked a guy to death for no good reason.
Michael Brown’s stepfather made incendiary comments in the wake of the Grand Jury announcement, but they do not amount to a crime.
The man who shot and killed Michael Brown has resigned, but that’s unlikely to satisfy protesters who still seem to be demanding criminal charges that are never going to come.
Regardless of the outcome of the Michael Brown investigation, there are legitimate problems that need to be addressed.
Not surprisingly, last night’s announcement that there would be no state court indictment in the Michael Brown shooting led to violence and confrontations with police. That’s not going to solve any of the real problems that face Ferguson, or any other community in the United States.
A not unexpected decision from the Grand Jury that investigated the Michael Brown shooting.
Top Republicans worry that their party’s response to the President’s executive action will alienate Latinos. However, there’s little they can do about that.
In the end, there appears to be very little, if anything, the GOP can do to stop or roll back the executive actions the President will announce Thursday evening.
Based on the available evidence, there’s very little evidence that Voter ID laws had a significant impact on the midterm elections.
All the warnings of violence in the wake of an expected imminent announcement from the Grand Jury in the Michael brown case could become self-fulfilling prophecy.