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Eyes on the Prize

The Zimmerman Verdict and the Resurrection of the Old Jim Crow

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Many of the nearly 66 million people of African descent and many others of non-European descent in the U.S. woke up from a dream on Sunday morning and realized we were living in a nightmare.

For Black History Month, Ten Key Films on the African-American Experience

John Farr | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

With Martin Luther King's birthday just past us, and Black History month coming up, the time seems right to celebrate those invaluable films that shed light on the black community's long struggle for equal rights in this country.

The Help's Octavia Spencer: "You Have to Know and You Have to Be Educated"

Ellen Sterling | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Octavia Spencer may be best known to devotees of Ugly Betty as Constance Grady, the IMS agent who stalked Betty's father. Her film resume is varied, but she says, The Help was especially close to her heart.

DVDs: Keep Your Eyes On The Prize and Superman (Not That One) And More

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

No matter how much you think you know about the civil rights battle, it's jaw-dropping to see the waves of violence and the angry mobs hurling epithets at little children trying to go to school in Eyes on the Prize.

Two Parades. Two Coasts. One Hope.

Karen Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Bass

Just as Martin Luther King's dream could not have endured if it was his alone, President Obama's hope and promise can't endure if we don't help shoulder the burden.