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1 Cop Fired, 3 Suspended In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland police officer was fired and three others were suspended in connection with the fatal shooting of an unarmed black m...

The Dark Side of WikiLeaks

Yvette Carnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvette Carnell

Unless you're plugged into international news organizations, you wouldn't know that many of the WikiLeaks cables delve into African issues. The responsible mouthpieces have been silent.

Will Danny Davis Or Carol Moseley Braun Drop Out Of Mayor's Race?

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Congressman Danny Davis says that, at the behest of various black ministers, he and Carol Moseley Braun will meet again later today to discuss whether...

Stan Greenberg: Afghanistan War Likely Cause of Primary Challenge

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Press reports have suggested that the White House is trying to make Democratic voters forget that the Administration promised to start drawing down troops from Afghanistan in July 2011.

Wal-Mart's Wooing of the Reverend Sharpton

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

This week, Crain's New York Business reports that Wal-Mart is wooing black leaders again. The retailer invited a handful of black icons in New York City to visit the mothership in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Soledad O'Brien: Jesse Jackson Told Me I 'Didn't Count' As Black

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In her new book, "The Next Big Story," CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien recounts an exchange she had with Jesse Jackson, where the civil rights leader told ...

A Progressive Primary to Push for Jobs and End the Wars

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The worst thing we must now face is that the 2010 election is likely a preview of 2012, unless some dramatic new element is introduced into our national politics that changes the character of national debate.

Sam Stein

Jesse Jackson Raises Specter Of 14th Amendment Challenges In Pitch To Dems | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to motivate minority and Democratic base voters, Reverend Jesse Jackson has begun airing concerns that the Republican Party could challenge the...

Did the October 2nd Rally Create Enough Leverage to Achieve "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs"?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

If this weekend's rally was modeled on the 1963 March on Washington, it lacked the spirit of civil disobedience and direct action that marked that event 37 years ago.

Three Jacksons Consider Bid For Chicago Mayor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even before Mayor Daley announced that he would not be seeking a seventh term, there was speculation that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. would run some day. N...

A Dishonor to the Legacy of Dr. King

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dedrick Muhammad

There is nothing virtuous or honorable in trying to appropriate the legacy and social vision of a man who gave his life for his beliefs.

Can Blacks Rid Themselves of the Use of the N-Word?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

Whether used as an expletive or term of endearment, what is it about this word that captures the rage and shame of the American public?

Alonzo "Lon" Monk, Blagojevich Friend And Top Aide, To Testify Today

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A key government witness painted a picture of subterfuge and greed in Rod Blagojevich's inner circle on Wednesday, including a scheme ...

Blago: The Lawyers Made Me Do It

Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Janan Hanna

We're likely to hear a lot about the "advice of counsel" defense, but it is a red herring. Nothing in the federal wiretaps show that Blagojevich was using his aides and fundraisers to seek legal advice.

The Jews Control Everything? I Want My Share!

Noa Tishby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noa Tishby

It's a long way from arguing with a government's policy, to labeling all Jews as conspirators. If you have a problem with the Israeli government, talk about the government but do not bundle me into your Jewish paranoia.

Steinbrenner: By George, He Was a Pain!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

I'm a born-and-bred New Yorker. A Yankee fan by nature and by nurture -- "Cut me and I bleed pinstripes" and all that. So you'll understand what it...

Politics of Hate

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

We need to make governing attractive to the next generation of leaders by abolishing all the hate and slander in our politics. Above all, we need to remember that our kindergarten teachers were right.

The Method to Jesse Jackson's Madness

Yvette Carnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvette Carnell

The African-American community no longer requires a leader who champions causes as a strategy for gaining headlines rather than seeking creative solutions to the problems of the African-American community.

Jesse Jackson Fouls out on Lebron and Race

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

By accusing Dan Gilbert of treating James as a "runaway slave," Jackson shoved race into an issue that has absolutely nothing to do with it. This is a problem, given that much of the media is conditioned to believe that all blacks think alike.

Jesse Jackson: Cleveland Owner Sees LeBron As 'Runaway Slave'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LeBron James might have left the Cavs for the Heat, but suddenly there's a lot more heat back in Cleveland. According to the Associated Press, the ...

A Guide to Gaffe-Gate

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

Gaffes seem to be gushing as much as Gulf Coast oil. Why do some public people in the public's crosshairs self-immolate while others endure and prevail?

Standing Up for Workers' Rights

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

"Exploitation anywhere is a threat to organized labor everywhere." Those were the words of Rev. Jesse Jackson at the introduction of the Protect Our W...

Civil Rights Leader Benjamin Hooks Leaves a Legacy of Social Service and Social Justice

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Ben Hooks was a man with boundless energy, great strength and integrity. He moved the ball forward. He lived a life of great meaning and never missed a beat.

The Mind and Mood of Connecticut

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

"Keep the younger generation in the state, provide jobs for the population, send the illegal immigrants back to their countries. We need jobs to provi...

What Are Americans Doing About the Gulf Oil Spill?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

We can make the changes that are needed, and this moment of shock and grief at the horrible damage to the Gulf is the right time to act.