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'Bonfire of the Vanities' in Ferguson

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Nearly thirty years ago, could someone have predicted the searing racial tension in the St. Louis area in 2014? Perhaps, Tom Wolfe could have.

Bensonhurst Case and Do the Right Thing Revisited 25 Years Later

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Tawana Told The Truth! So blared the graffiti in Bed-Stuy in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, a film that was released roughly 25 years ago, in the summer of 1989 and, according to legend, served as the first date for Barack Obama and his future wife, Michelle.

Woman Who Created Rape Hoax Forced To Pay Damages

Posted 08.06.2013 | Black Voices

The nation was stunned in 1987 by an African-American teenager's accusation that she had been brutally gang raped by a group of white men, including a...

The Resilient Rev

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Say it ain't so, Ray Kelly. Say it was a mistake, that the media got it wrong, that you didn't hold a news conference pushing gun control with The Rev Al Sharpton last Friday at One Police Plaza.

In the Case of Rush Limbaugh, Activism Once Again Prevails

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Perhaps the most precise word to summarize Limbaugh's reaction to news that his inflammatory commentary of the past excluded him from ownership in the NFL is "fear."