Michael Cottman commentary

Did callous New York paramedics and police leave Eric Garner to die? It’s a disturbing question being asked by civil rights activists, witnesses and Garner’s…

Every time a black man is shot on the streets of Chicago, I think of my friend, Michele Dowdy, who lost her son to gun…

 President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder are speaking out, pushing back, and mocking Republicans who are threatening to sue Obama and impeach…

Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans, is heading to federal prison for 10 years. A jury concluded that Nagin took bribes, kickbacks and…

It’s not a stretch to compare Detroit to a third-world country. Not anymore. It’s been seven weeks since water has been turned off to thousands…

A coalition of prominent black women is supporting the White House initiative, “My Brother’s Keeper,” President Barack Obama’s ambitious effort to uplift and empower black…

An African-American English professor was roughed up by Arizona police, handcuffed, slammed on the squad car, thrown to the pavement, and arrested. Her crime: jaywalking.…

Watch Michelle Obama at the White House Summit for Working Families talk about her toughest time as a mother above.  While President Barack Obama supports flexibility for…

Blackface performers are, “…the filthy scum of white society, who have stolen from us a complexion denied them by nature, in which to make money,…

At what point is it acceptable for black pastors to call women “hoes?” during their Sunday sermons? Today, in some black churches, there is an…

President Barack Obama is serious about uplifting Black boys and young men of color. One senior White House advisor told me that Obama wants constant…

Racism was so intolerable for two African-American employees at an industrial Tennessee cotton gin that they secretly recorded their supervisor making racist comments and saying…