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Charles Ogletree

Eric Holder's Longtime Friend Says His Replacement Will Be A Woman

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

As the dust settled after the abrupt announcement of Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation, the speculation around who will assume the role as ...

Reconciling Maya Angelou's Legacy With Her Support of Clarence Thomas

Phillip Martin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Phillip Martin

The death of American poet Maya Angelou has been greeted with both grief and accolades for her contributions to the American literary canon. But it also has stirred memories of her early support for a controversial man, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

The Zimmerman Verdict: A Tale of Two Mothers

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

It's been almost 20 years since the OJ Simpson acquittal divided the country. Back then, reactions to the verdict were stark; one could say -- and so...

DJ Henry and the Training of Police Part Two

Phillip Martin | Posted 12.31.2011 | Crime
Phillip Martin

A New York grand jury in Westchester County earlier this year declined to indict Officer Aaron Hess in the shooting death of Danroy "DJ" Henry, a black college student from Easton Massachusetts.

Racial Aspects of Economy Are Significant for White House to Address

John A. Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John A. Powell

When one looks at any aspect of the economy, race and gender are not far from the surface. The administration's response: silence.

One Year Later, Does the Henry Louis Gates Arrest Mean Anything?

Nathan Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Robinson

The first question the publishing of Charles Ogletree's new book, The Presumption of Guilt , raises is a cynical one. One year later, does the Henry Louis Gates arrest really mean anything?

Charles Ogletree: Sharpton Is Obama Link To The Streets

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — The Rev. Al Sharpton is a "lightning rod" for President Barack Obama on inner city streets, Obama's former Harvard mentor and friend ...

A Black Agenda for President Obama to Address? Yes!

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

It's perfectly acceptable for groups of Americans to push the government to deal with their causes, so black leaders who want to go easy on this president because he is black are failing their constituents.

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.

Charles Ogletree, Obama Legal Mentor, On Obama's Supreme Court Nomination

Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Everyone seems to have an opinion about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's newly announced nominee for the Supreme Court. tal...

Obama's Mentor Provides Insight into the Future Presidency

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel B. Schwartzberg

With the campaign and the election finally behind him, President-elect Obama is now focusing on governing, but in which direction will he take the country? Charles Ogletree is in a unique position to know.

Obama's Assistant Attorney General For The Civil Rights Division: Charles Ogletree?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Check Back For Updates*** A recent article in the ABA journal said that Ogletree may be on the short list for Obama's Assistant Attorney General F...