The comedian and activist was a raconteur of the civil rights movement, an interpreter of modern-day American politics and a one-time presidential candidate.

  • Aug 20, 2017

In his memoir, Saunders recounts his troubled childhood and efforts to maintain balance.

  • Aug 18, 2017

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recounts his odd-couple relationship with UCLA’s John Wooden.

  • Jun 16, 2017

“Blood Brothers” explores the relationship of two galvanizing personalities.

  • Feb 26, 2016

How I spent my 15 minutes of fame, caught in the bright lights — and a reflection on how far we’ve come

  • Jul 25, 2013

Southern juries operate under the huge shadow of history when it comes to race.

  • Jul 15, 2013

Ceremony to fall on national holiday celebrating civil rights leader, but connections run deeper than that.

  • Jan 15, 2013

For many blacks, reelection provides irrefutable evidence that presidency was hardly a historical fluke.

  • Nov 7, 2012

Anger over the shooting of Trayvon Martin galvanizes rights groups, inspires protests.

  • Mar 21, 2012
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