May 16, 2012 Now the fastest growing voting group, Latinos have never been so heavily courted in a presidential race. They could play a key role in battleground states in the 2012 elections.
May 10, 2012 African-Americans, compared with other groups that make up the Democratic political base, have been the most resistant to an expansion of gay rights.
May 9, 2012 Public sector jobs, with their competitive pay and benefits, have long been considered the most secure form of employment in America. But as government shrinks, data show African-American workers are bearing the worst of the cuts.
May 3, 2012 Lawyers for George Zimmerman have turned to the Internet and social media to help their client, who faces a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
May 2, 2012 What to say about Newt Gingrich that Newt Gingrich hasn't already said about Newt Gingrich? As the former House speaker formally leaves the Republican presidential race, a look back at his long, costly and quixotic campaign.
April 28, 2012 People on all sides of the debate are watching Florida Sen. Marco Rubio attempt to craft a proposal that helps to repair the GOP brand among Hispanics, appeals to independent voters who favor a path to citizenship, and upends President Obama's advantage on the issue without alienating conservatives.
April 12, 2012 George Zimmerman profiled and confronted Trayvon Martin before fatally shooting him, prosecutors say
April 10, 2012 As Tulsa police sought suspects in last week's deadly shootings, black and white leaders urged the community to remain calm. The united front was just one indicator of how race relations have improved since the city's 1921 race riot, arguably the worst in U.S. history.
March 31, 2012 As Trayvon Martin's parents lead the calls for an arrest in their son's killing, their lawyers have hired a marketing firm, and efforts are under way to establish a nonprofit foundation. Supporters say they want to protect others from injustice.
March 29, 2012 Eight years ago, Martin saved his father from a fire. His untimely death never gave Tracy Martin a chance to pay his son back.
March 28, 2012 Tracy Martin is convinced that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman racially profiled his son. The teen's Feb. 26 shooting has ignited a national discussion of race relations.
March 26, 2012 Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton will travel to Washington to attend a briefing on racial profiling and hate crimes. They are not expected to speak.
March 24, 2012 An attorney for the family of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin said that after meeting with federal authorities, he doubts the killing will be charged as a hate crime. But the lawyer said he's encouraged that the state's investigation of the shooting will lead to criminal charges filed against George Zimmerman.
March 21, 2012 Trayvon Martin's killing has had an especially chilling effect on black parents who gird their sons with rules designed to protect them from trouble, lest they be viewed with suspicion because of their skin color.
March 19, 2012 More than twice as many people read news recommended on Facebook than on Twitter, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. One in four Americans now gets their news digitally from mobile devices.