In his latest Rewrite, msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell says the media must stop using the word "thug." He says, "there is nothing that needs to be said about what has happened in Baltimore that demands the use of that word."
Authors Alice Randall and Carolina Randall Williams Talk Soul Food
When you think of Soul Food, what comes to your mind? Through history, food has been a very important element in African American culture. On this edition of Urban Outlook we'll talk about the unique relationship African American women have with food. Well-known author Alice Randall and her daughter, Caroline Randall Williams came together to offer a new look into that relationship and how to make it healthier and affordable while still indulgent.
Google is embedding engineers at historically black colleges like Howard University, where they teach, mentor and advise minority computer programmers in an effort to tackle the diversity issue in Silicon Valley.
NFL Player Herschel Walker on Son's Cheerleading Success
Herschel Walker won the Heisman Trophy in 1982 and went on to become a superstar in the NFL. Now, Walker's 15-year-old son, Christian, is picking up the family tradition of extraordinary athleticism, but in competitive cheerleading. Jan Crawford sat down with the father-son duo, who say football and cheerleading have more similarities than you might think.
Something is wrong when thousands of resumes are mailed to employers with identical information and black-sounding names are 50% less likely to get a call back. Something is wrong when black people are charged prices roughly $700 higher than white people when buying cars. Something is wrong when black drivers are twice as likely to get pulled over by the police and black male teens are 21 times more likely to be killed by cops than their white counterparts. Something is wrong when black...
Joyous Funeral Marches a Highlight of New Orleans Jazz Fest
Amid the music and fanfare of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is a sight some may find surprising: a funeral procession. The uniquely New Orleans tradition known as a jazz funeral has become common at Jazz Fest.
College Senior Uses Songwriting to Help Overcome Genetic Disease
Twenty-two-year-old West Chester University senior Tarik Williams is more than a big man on campus. He’s “King of the Rams.” But his rise to the top had its own unique set of challenges.
When he was diagnosed with a genetic disease that robbed him of his central vision in 2009, he vowed he wouldn’t let it rob him of his future. So, he created a vision for his life.
Amanda Berry Rescuer Charles Ramsey Two Years Later
Charles Ramsey, the colorful Cleveland resident who shot to fame after helping to rescue Amanda Berry and her young child escape from a home, talks to John Kosich two years after his infamous television interview went viral.