Jan 25, 2007
"Grey's Anatomy'' star Isaiah Washington's recent meltdown was as puzzling as it was repulsive.
Jan 17, 2007
Recent anthropological research suggests that our African and Eurasian ancestors were more genetically similar than we had thought.
Jan 9, 2007
One of the poets credited with giving birth to rap music gives us another take on the most taboo racial epithet of them all.
Dec 26, 2006
Are rappers' ultra-violent rhymes a sign of lethal intent or just a cry against oppression?
Dec 19, 2006
Despite their courage and achievements in the Revolutionary War, blacks usually went unnoticed. Now, finally, one such man receives some recognition.
Dec 12, 2006
Let's cut authors like Ian McEwan a little slack and allow him to "sample" from other works in the same way that every other artist does.
Dec 5, 2006
The recent shooting of an unarmed black man in New York is another chapter in a long and heartbreaking tradition.
Nov 28, 2006
In advance of World AIDS Day, a new anthology confronts the stigma of HIV in the black community.
Nov 21, 2006
The Republicans' choice of Trent Lott for minority whip exposes the party's disingenuous lip service to black voters for what it is.
Nov 14, 2006
Maryland's African-American voters had to make a difficult decision on Nov. 7 -- whether to send Michael Steele, a black Republican, to the Senate, or instead back a party some feel takes them for granted.
Nov 6, 2006
Va. Sen. George Allen, who has a history of racist behavior, incomprehensibly wants us to believe that his opponent is no better -- because he has written novels whose characters use racist language.
Oct 30, 2006
There's something off about making a TV ad that equates your first time voting with your first time having sex.