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Man Tied To Poisoned Tylenol Case Writes A Book, Dodges Questions

Boston Heral | Laura Crimaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Cambridge man accused of extortion in connection to the 1982 deaths of seven people from cyanide- laced Tylenol capsules in the Chicago area appeare...

Gates Crowley Beer Summit! Part Deux

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Remember when Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Cambridge Police Sergeant James Crowley and President Barack Obama all sat down for the major news ...

Harvard Stops Free-Tuition Program For Students Pledging To Go Into Public Law

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard University's law school will stop offering a year of free tuition to students who go into public service law after gr...

Cambridge Cop Accidentally Arrests Henry Louis Gates Again During White House Meeting

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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WASHINGTON—Upon arriving late to his meeting with President Barack Obama and famed African-American intellectual Henry Louis Gates, Cambridge......

The Case of Henry Gates

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

What happened to Gates is a daily occurrence in American ghettos. Police officers sometimes unfairly stop black men while driving their cars. It's called a "DWB" incident: driving while black. .

What I Hope a Fly on the Wall in the White House Would Hear

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

I was thrilled to see the President invite Sgt. Crowley and Professor Gates to the White House. The more I consider who all three of these men are, the more they strike me as big, principled men.

Gates Got Arrested Because He Hurt Sgt. Crowley's Feelings?!

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

For every Henry Louis Gates, with resources, notoriety, and connections, there are countless others like him who have to live with the reality of racism in anonymity.

You Said What? Gates and Heated Speech to Police Officers During an Arrest

Emma Coleman Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Coleman Jordan

The arrest of Professor Gates outside his house in Cambridge, Massachusetts is hotly disputed--in part because it brought about a murky interaction of three competing legal principles.

Gatesgate: A lesson plan

Peter Y. Sussman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Y. Sussman

These lessons are not a comprehensive list and they are not rules, but the kind of awareness they exemplify might have defused the tense Gates encounter.

Jay-Z: "Every Step You Take, They Remind You, You Ghetto"

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

The problem isn't so much what happened with Crowley and Gates. A greater problem is the divide between famous and easily identifiable people of color and those with no defense.

Gates-Crowley Battle Not About Race, but Rather Citizens' Rights

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

When you look past the argument over race, you can see that a homeowner's rights were trampled on by the investigating and then arresting officer.

I Wish the GOP Noise Machine Would Make Up its Mind About Identity Politics

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Depending on the week, and the actors involved, the GOP Noise Machine is either opposed to identity politics or loves identity politics and wishes more people would call politicians as racists.

The Cambridge Kerfuffle Was Town vs. Gown, not Black vs. White

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Rather than black vs. white in New England, this may have been the latest chapter of "town vs. gown" carried over from Old England.

Drinking Past Racial Profiling: Obama and the Gates Arrest

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

As far as that pint of beer goes, I worry that it may take many shared kegs before we finally come together as a nation.

Obama Stands By Criticism Of Gates Arrest: 'Cooler Heads Should Have Prevailed'

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama today stood by his comments that the Cambridge, Mass. police department acted "stupidly" in its arrest of Henry Louis Gates, telling A...

Racism or Not, Cambridge Police Owes Professor Gates an Apology

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ahmed Rehab

While it is easy to come to the defense of a black man who happens to be a world class scholar, how many less fortunate blacks get arrested on even more flimsy grounds with no public outcry?

President Obama: Comments on Gates Arrest

Essence | Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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President Obama took a slight turn from health care during Wednesday night's press conference when he was asked about Harvard professor Henry Louis Ga...

What Do You Call a Black Man at Harvard?

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Gane-McCalla

If one good thing can come out of the arrest, it is that upper class educated African Americans will realize that racial profiling is problem that affects us all.

Model Lily Cole Earns Top Grades At Cambridge

Daily Mail | Daily Mail Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Her modelling career is going from strength to strength. But it seems that Lily Cole is not just a pretty face, for the 21-year-old supermodel clearly...

Cambridge Police Conduct Sweep of Harvard Professors

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"These academics may be armed and dangerous," Cambridge police chief Ryan Slatson warned. "They may also be long-winded and boring."

Jimmy Tingle on Public Transportation

Jimmy Tingle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jimmy Tingle

Tingle takes the train.

Ode to Meatballs

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

I have a confession that for some reason comes a surprise to the audiences I speak to, (not my friends and family who know this well!). I am a massive...

Martin Jahnke Tried For Throwing Shoe At Chinese PM Wen Jiabao

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A German student at Britain's Cambridge University is standing trial for allegedly throwing a shoe at Chinese Premier Minister Wen Jiab...

Famous by Accident: Stephen Frears Talks Life and "Queen"

indieWIRE | indieWIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Stephen Frears cracked up a packed U.K. Pavilion in Cannes this week, going down memory road about his work with cinema. Paul King moderated the ...

Hawking Set to Recover From Chest Infection

Dygest.net | Dygest.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Physicist Stephen Hawking was hospitalized overnight for a chest infection but his family "is looking forward" to a full recovery, Cambridge Universit...