Beer for Obama…Will the Gates Story Ever End?

If you have any doubts about how central the issue of race remains in America, consider this. The Google News front page lists the major news stories of the day. Robert Gates is in Iraq. There are 750 stories flagged about that. Seven men were busted on terror conspiracy charges in North Carolina. There are…

Skip Gates Busted- At Home While Black?

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates was busted last week in the comfort of his own home. As far as anyone can tell, the reason was because he wasn’t happy at being confronted by police after a neighbor reported a break-in. The break-in was Skip Gates trying to enter his own home. Even more interesting, Gates…

Will the Bronx Hear Obama’s Message?

President Obama always makes a big splash when he comes to New York City. Thursday was no exception. He spoke at the NAACP’s annual convention, and brought the audience to its feet more than once. It was his most direct speech on issues of race since the campaign, and contained more than one reference to…