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In Ferguson, A Sense Of Normalcy Returns To A City Still On Edge

In Ferguson, A Sense Of Normalcy Returns To A City Still On Edge

FERGUSON, Mo. — They’re still here: a small group of protesters, across from the police department, in what passes for a downtown in this small suburb of St. Louis. Sitting on overturned milk crates and portable folding chairs in the parking lot of Andy Wurm’s Tire & Wheel…

Ferguson and Cheap Historical Comparisons

Ferguson and Cheap Historical Comparisons

If you spend an inordinate time, like I do, on Facebook, you have most likely seen images from Ferguson, Missouri, juxtaposed with iconic photos from the civil rights movement of the 1960s. At first glance, the 21st-century color photos of military tactics applied by Ferguson police next to…

Watch: Debating ‘Black Female Privilege’

Watch: Debating ‘Black Female Privilege’

It struck some people as an oxymoron. They couldn’t wrap their minds around how the words “black women” and “privilege” were being used in the same sentence in this article, let alone how they were being used to describe anything having to do with the fatal shooting of Michael…

Narrowing the Racial Divide in the War on Drugs

Narrowing the Racial Divide in the War on Drugs

More than four decades have passed since the War on Drugs began, and America has been injured —…

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends

“All my black friends have a bunch of white friends. And all my white friends have one black friend.” That’s…

We Want a Future Without Fergusons

We Want a Future Without Fergusons

Since the tragic police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, we have heard time and time again that his brutal…

U.S. Official Warns Ebola Outbreak Will Get Worse

U.S. Official Warns Ebola Outbreak Will Get Worse

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government…

In Ferguson, ‘Everybody Had A Bad Experience’ With Police

In Ferguson, ‘Everybody Had A Bad Experience’ With Police

FERGUSON, Mo. — Two weeks ago, before a massive police crackdown on protests over the death of an…

Belle: A Film That Defied Expectations

Belle: A Film That Defied Expectations

ctress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who stars in the movie Belle—now out on DVD—grew up in England watching Jane Austen films but…

Picture This: We Don’t All Look Alike

Picture This: We Don’t All Look Alike

The idea is this: Once you reach status—legendary-Hollywood-superstar status—the rules change. Somehow you are legitimized, devoid of disrespect,…

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