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Posted on: Dec 20, 2016, Source: Capital and Main

Number one: We need to build a defense around immigrants.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2016, Source: University Press of New England

Obama's had unprecedented importance for black people. We even forgive his blunders, because he's one of the family.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2005, Source: LA Weekly

When it comes to black history, Condi makes cynics of us all.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2004, Source: LA Weekly

"In yet another American political performance, black people yet again dutifully did their part."

Posted on: Jun 1, 2004, Source: LA Weekly

When Bill Cosby chastised blacks for racism, he revealed his own demons, and ours.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2004, Source: LA Weekly

Employing devious tactics, Wal-Mart managed to fool an 82-year-old woman into becoming a poster girl for Wal-Mart. That's one customer lost.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2004, Source: LA Weekly

A black population with a slave past is done in by killing indifference. Sound familiar? In the end, in the eyes of the most powerful country on Earth, black folks just don't matter, and poor black folks matter least.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2003, Source: LA Weekly

The surprising outcome of a DNA test proves a man's race while throwing his blackness into question.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2003, Source: LA Weekly

The war forced me into an absolutism I never had and don't quite like. In this newly divided world, you're either with me or against me.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2002, Source: LA Weekly

Of coons, pickaninnies and the gold dust twins: Why do black curios stay chic?

Posted on: Sep 26, 2002, Source: LA Weekly

Evolution Robotics' ER1 will open the pod bay door -- and pour you a beer.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2002, Source: LA Weekly

Serena Williams, the world's top tennis player, is known for a mean backhand, a killer serve and the sexiest outfits ever to be worn on a tennis court.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2002, Source: LA Weekly

Without Janet and Madonna, there'd be no Britney, or Christina Aguilera, or any number of aspirants to the dance throne who, interestingly enough, are not black anymore, but black-inflected.

Posted on: May 9, 2002, Source: LA Weekly

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who cast the lone dissenting vote in the House's measure to authorize military force in Afghanistan, tears up the roots of despair.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2002, Source: LA Weekly

Even as Lifetime's series "Any Day Now" fades into reruns, the show wins raves from loyal followers and new ones alike.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2001, Source: LA Weekly

Are whites making more progress in the gender wars than blacks? Is dressing skimpily in public an admirable goal? The hard questions of post-post-feminism catch up with one young writer.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2001, Source: LA Weekly

How Randy Newman went from pop music's reigning schlub to movie-music royalty.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2001, Source: LA Weekly

I understand America's need to fly flags, our need for symbols bigger than the biggest words. Then why was I shocked when my husband brought one home?

Posted on: Mar 31, 2000, Source: LA Weekly

What do hip-hop, black history and Japanese samurai culture have in common? Forest Whitaker explains in an interview devoted to his new movie, "Ghost Dog."