02/25/14 02:30 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former leader of the Black Panther Party is set to speak at Virginia Commonwealth University. The university says activist and author Elaine Brown will deliver a lecture on modern social justice March 5. The event at VCU's Grace Street Theater is free and open to the...
02/24/14 05:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The group that built the African Civil War Memorial in Washington is now raising funds to repair it after the memorial was damaged by gunfire. Two names inscribed in the memorial were damaged in a Dec. 26 shooting. The damage was minor, but organizers want to repair it along...
By Walter Williams | 02/24/14 12:43 PM
A fortnight ago, my column focused on how Philadelphia's schoolteachers have joined public-school teachers in cities such as Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Columbus, New York and Washington in changing student scores on academic achievement tests. Teachers have held grade-fixing parties,...
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 01:50 PM
While prosecutors have actually been slightly more likely to seek the death penalty against white defendants, jurors have been three times more likely to impose it against black ones, other circumstances being similar.
By Larry Elder | 02/20/14 11:26 AM
Richie Incognito, an NFL Miami Dolphin, is a clubhouse bully who was suspended for traumatizing teammate Jonathan Martin. A new NFL investigative report found that Richie, a white, soon-to-be free agent veteran, abused Martin, a black player then in his rookie season.
02/14/14 02:00 PM
HONOLULU (AP) — A man who claims he was fired from a car dealership in 2002 for complaining about his supervisor's derogatory remarks can move forward with his lawsuit against the company but not against the supervisor, the Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled. The 4-1 decision said the supervisor...
By Larry Elder | 02/13/14 11:39 AM
Michael Sam appears to be a fine young man. But, no, he isn't the first openly gay male U.S. athlete to play in a major sport. And "brave"? Can we please dispense with the absurd Jackie Robinson comparisons? Wake me when a black collegiate pro prospect "comes out" as a Republican. A starting...
By Michael Barone | 02/12/14 07:06 PM
Disparate impact. That's a phrase you don't hear much in everyday conversation. But it's the shorthand description of a legal doctrine with important effects on everyday American life -- and more if Barack Obama and his political allies get their way.
By Sean Lengell | 02/12/14 01:54 PM
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a group of Florida university students that race relations are worse now than when he was a child growing in up segregated Georgia, news reports say. "My sadness is that we are probably today more race and difference-conscious than I was in the 1960s...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/07/14 12:11 PM
A black conservative "brings out the worst" in liberals touchy about President Obama's record, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said in response to comments by a North Carolina NAACP official. "There's something about having unique conservatives placed in pretty prominent positions at a time when...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/03/14 04:20 PM
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who has emphasized the need to reach out to minority voters since the 2012 election, released a Black History Month ad campaign praising the recipients of this year's Black Republican Trailblazers Awards Luncheon.
By Charles Hoskinson | 02/03/14 12:33 PM
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., defended both the Republican Party and his own role as the first black senator from his home state since Reconstruction by saying the GOP is the real party of diversity in America. "The GOP really has become the Great Opportunity Party," Scott told NBC's David Gregory...
By Charles Hoskinson | 01/30/14 11:48 AM
MSNBC was forced to apologize for race-baiting Tuesday night for the second time in as many months after someone at the network tweeted out this: "Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family." The tweet was later deleted,...
By Paul Bedard | 01/30/14 10:41 AM
The big Sunday public affairs talk shows on network and cable TV are not in color, or even black and white, according to a new study. Instead, said Media Matters, they are mostly just white -- as in the guests and hosts, who are also mostly male.
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