| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:02 AM
As I photographed the very first press conference after Trayvon Martin’s death, I had the feeling that this story could grow into something bigger. That feeling was confirmed when I covered the first rally at the Allen Chapel AME church in Sanford a...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Last week: The death Tuesday of Congressman E. Clay Shaw was an important reminder that an individual can hold strong beliefs yet still be willing to work with those who have different views. Congressman Shaw accomplished a great deal by being willing...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:56 PM
President Barack Obama rarely misses an opportunity to insert himself into an issue. Last Friday, he appeared in the White House pressroom to comment on the George Zimmerman verdict. The president said he could have been Trayvon Martin. Not likely, given...
| Jun 30, 2013
The two stuffed elk heads of Chicago politics — former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson — are scheduled for sentencing in their corruption and tax cases on July 3.
Our government often delivers bad news...
| Jun 30, 2013
You knew Paula Deen was in serious trouble when the celebrity chef turned for help to the Rev. Jesse Jackson. He's still the go-to guy for celebrities in dire need to patch things up after breaches of racial etiquette.
"I've had wonderful support from...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:31 PM
It's one debate with two faces: Sporadic demonstrations over George Zimmerman's acquittal continued all over the country Tuesday, but two states, on opposite ends of the U.S., have made themselves the focus of the protests, and they've done so by taking...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Thousands of people filled a Loop plaza Saturday and called for a fairer justice system in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the fatal shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida.
The protesters, mostly...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:30 PM
In a mixed ruling, The Weinstein Co. will be allowed to use some form of "The Butler" in the title of the Lee Daniels movie -- but will have to change its marketing materials and pay $400,000 in fines for violating the July 2 ruling by the MPAA....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Civil rights leaders at the NAACP national convention Wednesday — Martin Luther King III and the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton — called the acquittal in 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's slaying a setback for race relations — and the...
| Jul 21, 2013
This may be rude to say. It may be harsh.
And as a journalist, I probably shouldn't think this way.
Sorry, but I have to say it.
I want the George Zimmerman jurors to shut up. For a long time. Six months would be a good start.
In fact, I want jurors...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:17 PM
A day after postponing this week's scheduled sentencings of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, a federal judge announced Tuesday that the defendants would learn their fates on Aug. 14.
Jackson Jr., son of civil rights leader the Rev....
| Jun 29, 2013
| 3:03 PM
SANFORD -- It was a startling moment at George Zimmerman's murder trial: Defense attorney Don West suggested that Trayvon Martin -- not the defendant -- was guilty of racial bias the night the two met on a rainy Sanford sidewalk and Zimmerman shot the...