Michael Cottman commentary

Like many Black Americans, I was filled with anger while watching a graphic video of a white South Carolina police officer shooting an unarmed black…

Will the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice get justice? Sadly, I’m not confident that a grand jury will indict Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann, although I do…

Yesterday, I received a noteworthy text message from a friend, Gloria McCollum, a formidable attorney from St. Louis who represents The Ethical Society of Police,…

Brace yourselves NFL fans: Ray Rice, who cold-cocked his then-fiancée in a hotel elevator and dragged her on the floor like a sack of potatoes,…

A coalition of prominent African-American women is asking for an emergency meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and urging him to hire Black women to…

The NFL is trying to manage two controversial domestic abuse cases involving high-profile black players by hiring three female domestic violence experts – all white…

ST. LOUIS — It took a village to bury Michael Brown. It took more than the 600 members of Brown’s family who gathered inside the…

For U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, America’s top lawyer, father, and self-described social activist, uplifting the nation’s Black boys and young men of color is…

President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder – who are among the most powerful men in America – have become selectively involved in…

I’m trying to understand why Michael Brown is lying dead from a police officer’s bullet instead of packing his bags and heading to college. Brown,…

When will New York City police realize that chokeholds are outlawed and stop using the deadly tactic on unsuspecting black citizens? Days after Eric Garner,…

Yesterday, our columnist Tonya Pendleton penned her version of the Stephen A. Smith/Ray Rice Controversy. Today, Michael Cottman provides the male point of view.  Sports…