April 16, 2013 A documentary airing tonight on PBS tells the story of the five young black and Latino men wrongly convicted of the 1989 assault and rape of a white female jogger in Manhattan's Central Park. Ken Burns made the film with his eldest daughter, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon.
April 12, 2013 Popular culture and celebrities have shown us all sorts of motivations for code-switching. Here are some of the highlights.
April 11, 2013 Gladys Zimmerman accuses the media of turning the tragedy of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin into a free-for-all.
April 10, 2013 The heat wasn't just due to the unseasonable 90-degree temperatures. There was political heat in the form of thousands rallying for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. And heat in the form of activity and rhetoric on gun control and the federal budget.
April 10, 2013 Sen. Rand Paul went to one of the top historically black colleges in the nation and tried to make a case for his Republican Party as a continuing defender of the civil rights of African-Americans. The Kentucky Republican got credit for the effort, but not always his message.