Black Man

View all topics

I believe in a God who created Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant to “have life, and have it abundantly.”

Martin Luther King Jr. seen during his “I Have a Dream” speech.AP Flashing lights caught my attention that night. I … Continued

COMMENTARY: Moving backward on racial progress

SEWANEE, Tenn. — After passing through the Gothic campus of Sewanee: The University of the South, we came to an … Continued

COMMENTARY: A history of discrimination earns President Obama a right to speak

I first learned about President Obama’s comments about racism and the Trayvon Martin case last week when a Facebook friend … Continued

Chris Matthews shows us how to talk about race

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Is anyone noticing the remarkable journey Chris Matthews … Continued

‘Racist,’ ‘radical,’ ‘bigot': For Zimmerman, abortion and gay marriage, the labels often lie

The Zimmerman verdict is in, but the story is far from over. A Justice Department investigation is underway to determine … Continued

COMMENTARY: Preaching in the shadow of the Trayvon Martin verdict

BALTIMORE — Preaching on the Sunday morning after the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin verdict seemed daunting. It turned out not to … Continued

Trayvon Martin: A son of America, a child of God

Rallies took place in Sanford on Feb. 5, which would have been his 18th birthday. Here, Sybrina Fulton, third from … Continued

An American church in Paris

(LOIC VENANCE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES) Recently The New York Times ran an article about Europe’s ongoing resistance to Christianity and it’s symbols. … Continued

Dark-skinned Satan has a long history

Long before Obama became the nation’s first black president, white supremacist theologians in the late 1800s claimed the devil was black.

Facing the new year without fear

The turning of a calendar page doesn’t truly start anything new, of course. But it does invite us to look … Continued

Eulogy for my friend journalist William Raspberry

Marvin Joseph WASHINGTON, DC- JUNE 26 William Raspberry attending the Raspberry Roast at the Washington Post in Washington, D.C. on … Continued

Marriage in the Bible: Love prevails?

For years, I have privately mused that the Bible is a problematic book. As the holy book for Christians, it … Continued

Morning in middle America

NEW YORK — I came home from a weekend of consulting in Topeka, Kan., feeling weary. I felt drained by … Continued

Is this the Mormons’ JFK moment?

With his path now clear to the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney is on the verge of becoming the first Mormon … Continued

Bobby Rush hoodie protest and the challenge of the civil rights movement in 21st century America

At first, the nationwide ‘‘hoodie’’ protest over Trayvon Martin’s death — in which Americans donned sweatshirts in solidarity with the … Continued

Hate crimes law used to prosecute Amish beard attacks

CLEVELAND — A pair of scissors transported across state lines has emerged as a controversial element in Ohio’s first case … Continued

Pastor poised to be first black to lead Baptists

NEW ORLEANS — After months of urging from other Baptists around the country, the Rev. Fred Luter told his African-American … Continued

Group cannot be held responsible for actions of a few

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

Catholics must fight sin of ignorance

The “culture of willful ignorance” in all its popular manifestations is a current and present danger to social morality. The … Continued

Lady Gaga is no Madonna

By Mark Judgeauthor Lady Gaga is no Madonna. That some conservatives are conflating the two performers is yet another sign … Continued