| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:40 PM
George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin were among the most talked about people on the Web on Friday.
As jurors began deliberating Friday afternoon, "Trayvon" was one of the top-searched words on Google, while "Zimmerman" was a popular mention on Twitter....
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:43 PM
Trayvon Martin's family was not in the courtroom when the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial was announced. But moments later, family members shared their sentiments on the social media site Twitter.
"God blessed Me & Sybrina with...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Weeks after Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman, civil-rights leaders the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton came to Sanford and led thousands in prayer, marches and rallies.
Now, days after a jury found Zimmerman not guilty, they are back to...
| 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 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....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Raghuveer Nayak, an influential Chicago businessman who figured in the downfalls of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., pleaded guilty today in his own criminal case to federal fraud charges related to a string of surgery...
| 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...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Last week: We’re outraged and we’re not going to take it. So said Sen. Eleanor Sobel, at her tri-county delegation town hall meeting commenting on the deaths of 20 children in four months under the un-watchful eye of the Department of...
| Aug 28, 2013
To some people, it has been said, all black people look alike. These days all black issues seem to look alike too.
What else explains the false comparisons that conservatives, who ought to know better, insist on making between two horrible,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
President 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 his...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I am a fervent March Madness viewer but am dreading this year's NCAA basketball tournament for I fear the spectacle will be stained with controversy. I'm making my prediction based on the fact that the first two months of this year saw major scandals...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The acquittal of armed community watchdog George Zimmerman, a white man charged with second-degree murder in his shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen-age boy, raises more questions than answers about our system of justice....