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Eunice Johnson Dead: Fashion Icon, Widow Of "Ebony" Founder John Johnson Dies

Crain's Chicago Business | Shia K. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Eunice Johnson, the widow of Ebony founder John Johnson and an icon in her own right, died Sunday....

China To Obama: Dalai Lama Was A Slave Master In Tibet

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING — The conviction was clear but the message befuddling: China's Foreign Ministry spokesman was equating serfdom in Tibet to slavery in th...

Harry's "Washington Gaffe"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the exception of one poorly-chosen word, it seems to me to fit the classic definition of a "Washington gaffe" -- accidentally speaking a bald truth, and having to immediately apologize for such unseemliness.

Fear and Envy of Black Masculinity: How Politico's Jonathan Martin Mugged President Obama and Got Away With It

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Almost all black men recognize the contemptuous look Jonathan Martin gave Obama on Thursday.

Co-Opted: Marriage Equality's Civil Rights Rip-Off

David Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kaufman

Since the defeat of Proposition 8 last year, the Marriage Equality movement has been in a problematic pas de deux with Black America. Everyone loses in the battle for "most-oppressed" status.

NAM Stimulus Investigation Reaches Over One Million Readers

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Glantz

My investigative report showing the by-passing of ethnic businesses in stimulus-funded small business loans has appeared -- or is scheduled to run -- in 29 publications across the country.

An Endless -- and Escalating -- War at Home, Part II

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

After gentrification the problems populating inner-city neighborhoods like Five Points aren't solved. They just relocate.

Rush Limbaugh Says Ted Kennedy Had 'Negroes' Serve Him 'Booze' (AUDIO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rush Limbaugh wasn't afraid to speak ill of the dead on Monday. The conservative radio talk show host weighed in on deceased Massachusetts Sen. Ted Ke...

A Jobs Crisis Quickly Turning Into a Political Crisis

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Even as economists are reaching a consensus that the recession is ending, there seems to almost universal agreement that high rates of unemployment will persist through 2014.

Will Someone Help Sen. Graham with All Those Black Folks?

Cliff Albright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Albright

Sen. Graham outlined the many reasons why it was unconscionable to burden his state with health care. Among his complaints: South Carolina has too much unemployment and too many Black people. What?

The Deep Wounds of Black-Facism

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Spurred by a recent debacle on Australian television program "Hey Hey It's Saturday," black-face people worldwide are stepping forward and demanding they be treated with the respect and equality they deserve.

Define "Urban Lit" ...

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charles D. Ellison

Rage against the Mullah machine fumes in Iran, economy is wrecked, and health care reform is a rubbery roast of ripped tire on the road to political h...

Five Ways President Obama Changed My Life - An Inspirational Video

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Baratunde Thurston

I asked Robin, a college classmate of mine, if I could video tape her story, and she proceeded to rattle off five tangible ways her life has been improved by the efforts of our president.

What!? Racism Still in America?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I see racial sub-texts in the intensity of the attacks on Obama -- not in the disagreements per se, but in the viciousness of the rhetoric.

Is Larry David Right? Can Dogs be "Racist"? This is a Job for Cesar Millan

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

How do we teach our confused furry pals that security guards, homeless gentlemen or African-Americans aren't anything to be afraid of?

Unearthed Film Footage From Secret Sports Summit Reveals How Race and Sports Play Out (VIDEO)

Paul Mecurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Mecurio

Whites Who Say Blacks Are Racist Are Onto Something

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

In Glenn Beck's mind it doesn't add up. How can it be that people who are treated badly are not filled with hate?

Drama in the People's Republic of Cambridge: Boston Has Two Faces

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Cambridge is the most socially conservative, politically liberal bastion in America: The town's p.c. doctrinaire ways of thinking and living exact a stifling, conservative effect.

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?

Punching the Tar Baby

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

From the moment Judge Sotomayor was nominated to the court, the Right wing made it clear that they were going to play the only card left in the Republican deck -- the race card.

Same Old Philly ...

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

The Valley Club swimming incident reminds us of the Philly we grew up with and still know; that plain-spoken, steely segregated union town where the racial and economic demographics are very clear cut.

Whither Historic Riverside Church?

Sheryl McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sheryl McCarthy

Will Riverside continue to be a liberal, socially activist church that is welcoming to Christians of all races, genders and sexual persuasions, or will it will take on more of the trappings of a black, evangelical church?

And I Thought Having a Black President Would Help

Elicia Berger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elicia Berger

Walking around Upper Manhattan, I hear a man's voice shout, "Tingy wei wei! Me want to drink tea!" I am stunned into silence, and keep walking. It is only a half a block later when I can even think. "Seriously?!"

Conrad Black Asks Supreme Court For Prison Release

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Former media executive Conrad Black is seeking his release from prison, at least until the Supreme Court decides whether to uphold ...

It's OK to Say Black

Jennifer Trannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Trannon

Why are people so afraid to say "the Black guy?" It comes from the PC movement but go ahead, I'm giving you permission. It's OK to say Black.