The Chicago Police Department will allow independent evaluations of its stop-and-frisk procedures that critics say target blacks under an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union announced Friday, as police across the United States face scrutiny about how they treat minorities.
Protesters who have been calling for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's resignation also have another target: a much-criticized, quasi-independent agency that was created to investigate complaints against police officers but has rarely ruled against them.
President Obama has had many wins as president, such as establishing health care reform, supporting the call for same-sex marriages to be legal and stabilizing an economy post recession. But one issue that has haunted him is gun control reform, as there have been several mass shootings that have taken the lives of innocent adults and children under his presidency.
From the moment President Obama began speaking last night at his final State of the Union address, you knew he was a free man. Gone was the stiff formality of the event from years past, replaced by a light-hearted introduction in which he jokingly promised a shorter speech so the presidential candidates in the room could get back to Iowa.
Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio clashed sharply over national security and immigration in Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, thrusting their evolving feud to the forefront of the GOP race. Front-runner Donald Trump stood firmly behind his provocative call for banning Muslims from the United States, saying, "We are not talking about religion, we are talking about security."
Writer Keith Boykins writes that Rupert Murdoch doesn't want a "real" Black president. Instead, Murdoch's comments reflect a disingenuous and often situational concern expressed by conservatives for the needs of African-Americans.