Obama had harsh words Wednesday for how police handled the arrest of Harvard professor Gates.
Prominent allegations of racism have been made in the recent past at Harvard and MIT – the two storied universities in Cambridge, Mass.
It is the first US city to assess such a tax, which could raise almost $300,000 in revenue next year. Opponents of the measure say it opens the door to more crime and heavier drug use.
The Monitor spoke with the CBS anchorman, who died Friday, in a 1973 series of interviews with the three networks' broadcast journalists.
But as the organization celebrates its centennial in New York, some young people have mixed feelings about how the NAACP fits in their lives.
He emphasized the continuing need to close racial and ethnic disparities while also talking about personal responsibility.
Parental rights count for much, but courts today are giving more credence to claims from a child's primary caregiver.
The share of Americans driving while intoxicated was 2.2 percent in a new survey. But 16.3 percent of drivers had traces of drugs in their system.
In a spectacle befitting the ultimate entertainer, friends and fans pay tribute to a man whose music touched millions worldwide.
California considers expanding data on its state forms to allow for multiple answers under race.
Although no official determination about his death has been made, the case is shining new light on the widespread abuse of doctor-prescribed drugs.
For many of the 41 million Americans who rely on light trucks, new efficiency isn't worth the higher upfront cost.
Many African-Americans look past the controversies and cosmetic surgery to his achievements as a barrier-breaking musical star.
Pittsburgh's Robert Duncan heads new Anglican body, seeks to move past culture-war schism
Even the owner of the purloined orange traffic barrels urges the D.A. not to prosecute.
Teens' use of contraceptives has declined, and their birthrates have gone up, according to new research.
Rioting broke out after the Lakers won the NBA title Sunday. The city is guarding against a similar problems during Wednesday's victory parade.
The gay community wants the same hate-crime protections that blacks and Jews have – and would get them in legislation before Congress now.