| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Muhammad Ali has one of the most recognizable faces in the world and is such a beloved public persona that George W. Bush personally presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the ultimate honor awarded to a civilian, in 2005.
It would not...
| Oct 16, 2013
Organizers of the Million Vet March on Washington insist they had nothing to do with interlopers who tried to score political points off their event. But sorry, guys. We are judged by the company we keep.
March organizers are trying to distance...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Ken Norton died last week. Naturally, everyone thought about his three epic boxing matches with Muhammad Ali, including the 1973 bout in which he broke Ali's jaw.
Like Joe Frazier, who also lost two of three fights to Ali, Norton is inextricably...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Soul Food Junkies
Mon. Jan. 14, 10 p.m., on PBS's Independent Lens, check local listings
America's food system is racist. That's one of the claims advanced in Soul Food Junkies, a brisk, provocative and wide-ranging documentary about African-...
| May 8, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Gina Blandin has a theory about what caused the flooding disaster that befell New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck last August, an idea that has little to do with engineering studies or physical evidence and everything to do with the poisonous...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Commenter Beth points us to this post at HotAir contrasting offical Chicago's reaction to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's activity in anti-violence efforts with Chick-Fil-A's so-far-thwarted attempt to open a second restaurant: So, let’s...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:44 PM
I have to admit I was a little shocked when I found out Southern University in Baton Rouge had nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan come speak at the school earlier this month. The Nation of Islam student association sponsored the event, but not without...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:42 PM
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed Messiah from South Korea who led the Unification Church, one of the most controversial religious movements to sweep America in the 1970s, has died. He was 92.
Moon, who had been hospitalized with pneumonia...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:20 PM
The Nation of Islam teaches a different kind of Islam from the one I know.
So I wanted to take part of Black History Month to explore the organization, which is closely associated with the Civil Rights Movement but never far from controversy.
| Feb 27, 2012
| 6:45 AM
In a fiery lecture to thousands of followers of the Nation of Islam on Sunday, Minister Louis Farrakhan warned that racial hatred could lead to attempts to assassinate President Barack Obama.
Farrakhan spent much of his oration decrying what he cast as...
| Feb 27, 2012
In a fiery lecture to thousands of followers of the Nation of Islam on Sunday in Chicago, Minister Louis Farrakhan warned that racial hatred could lead to attempts to assassinate President Barack Obama.
Farrakhan spent much of his oration decrying what...