The sudden death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has again revealed America’s racial divide on the powers of the Presidency. We initially saw that racial schism during the battle over Obamacare. Though Obama’s landmark legislation was gleaned from a Republican idea that had worked successfully in Massachusetts, the white-male-dominated GOP declared Obama’s signature…

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THE AMMON Bundy-led standoff at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge is eerily similar to the MOVE crisis that gripped Philadelphia in 1985. Like the armed back-to-nature group MOVE, the Bundy-led militia has a yearslong history of conflict with the government. And while both MOVE and the Bundys engaged government forces in violent confrontations before armed standoffs,…

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I watched with interest the selection of a white actor to play Michael Jackson in an upcoming British comedy. But I refused to work myself into a frenzy over this, the latest insult to black actors and black people, because anyone who understands the history of race and film should not be surprised. Film has…

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