Latest from Mary C. Curtis

Will holiday filmgoers remember or care about Sony’s insulting e-mails?

Along with all its other problems, the studio managed to insult fans who buy a big chunk of movie tickets.
  • Dec 23, 2014

In a police shooting case in Charlotte, fewer headlines but familiar call for justice

It’s not Ferguson or New York; an officer has been charged. But the relationship between police and communities of color is still strained.
  • Dec 12, 2014

When GOP staffer put Obama children ‘at a bar,’ it continued American tradition of trashing black females’ morality

Views like hers historically excused the abuse and disregard of human beings judged not worthy of consideration by people who also prayed.
  • Dec 2, 2014

Though others may judge, Janay Rice tells her story her way

The worst moment of her life is the stuff of public record, but she says she doesn't want to be a "victim."
  • Dec 1, 2014

Darren Wilson saw ‘a demon.’ What do you see?

The shelf life for innocence is short when you are a black male — and there is no room for error. You may not get a second chance.
  • Nov 25, 2014

As Bill Cosby’s accusers find their voices, Camille Cosby loses hers

He brags to the faithful about his still-standing marriage; she smiles as she sits beside her husband in uncomfortable interviews.
  • Nov 24, 2014

Mia Love is black, Mormon, Republican and blowing people’s minds

And why that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
  • Nov 12, 2014

For Democrats, ‘war on women’ message fails to motivate enough voters

Women voters let it be known that they hardly walk in gender lockstep on issues of education, the economy and abortion and choice.
  • Nov 5, 2014

Are Democratic candidates who steer clear of Obama pushing away black voters?

Because of practical politics, especially in the South, probably not, though some of the president’s supporters may wince as they mark their ballots.
  • Oct 30, 2014

Hillary Clinton — politician and grandmom — plays to Kay Hagan’s base in North Carolina

In a close race, a gender gap is helping the incumbent Democrat on issues from health care to equal pay, but on a day when a party star took the spotlight, some had a different view.
  • Oct 26, 2014