May 30, 2016
Roots revolutionized how Americans viewed and talked about black history. But its influence extended across the Atlantic, especially to West Africa and apartheid South Africa.
Jan 06, 2016
Donald Trump, a candidate with all the subtlety of talk radio, is the perfect expression of both the politics and media of our time.
May 11, 2015
The question isn't so much whether candidates will admit what a disaster Iraq was, but what they've learned from the experience.
Apr 13, 2015
As perhaps the most visible trans woman in the public eye, being herself—and having fun doing it—is the feminist TV journalist's wildly effective form of activism.
Mar 24, 2015
March Madness now brings in more cash than the Super Bowl, but its star players won't see a dime.
Mar 17, 2015
Bill Kristol blames rap music. And the fraternity's lawyer says the racist chanters were "tarred and feathered." (Yes, he did.)
Feb 27, 2015
When musician Warren Shadd decided to manufacture a line of high-tech pianos based on his own designs but with little capital, everyone thought he was crazy.
Feb 17, 2015
The selection of Queen Bey to deliver a song identified with Mahalia Jackson ignored the importance of spiritual conveyance in the music that moved a people to action.
Jan 07, 2015
It's easy to write off Mia Love and Allen West but these very visible blacks hurt the quest for equality.
Nov 20, 2014
America's once-favorite TV dad needs to take his own advice.
Sep 26, 2014
African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but have less than 3 percent of total wealth.
Sep 05, 2014
So far this year not a single representative of a labor union has appeared on any of the four Sunday network talk shows, according to a new report. And entertainment TV has abandoned the working class.
Sep 02, 2014
Should we really get mad if our representatives spend too much time in Washington, where they're supposed to be doing their jobs?
Aug 29, 2014
Nine years after the storm, why is it that divine retribution remains in the discussion when considering Katrina?
Aug 15, 2014
If he can make it as awful as it was in Tim Russert's day, he just might succeed.
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