The same racist, warmongering social forces prevail as during Martin Luther King Jr.'s time.
For those who see religion as primarily an opiate, African-American Christianity offers a riposte. For those who see Christianity itself as a faith that encourages quiescence and conservatism, the tradition of the black church is a sign of contradiction.
Choosing a fitting communication platform to underscore his Silicon Valley background, Flickr-cofounder-turned-Slack-CEO Stewart Butterfield excoriated The Wall Street Journal editorial staff in a series of tweets Sunday evening.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson quickly switched to damage-control mode Wednesday after Fox News picked up a "crude" and "private" comment that Jackson made about Barack Obama when he thought wasn't being recorded. Multiple updates.
More than a quarter of a century before Barack Obama made his name with a speech at the Democratic National Convention, another African-American politician, Willie L. Brown Jr. of San Francisco, did the same -- but under much different circumstances.