race relations http://wwno.org en Black Officials More Likely Probed For Corruption? http://wwno.org/post/black-officials-more-likely-probed-corruption In Rumor, Repression and Racial Politics, author George Derek Musgrove looks at the history of black elected officials being investigated for alleged wrongdoing. He examines the role of race in U.S. politics between 1965 and 1995. Musgrove shares his research with guest host Maria Hinojosa. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:10:00 +0000 Maria Hinojosa 15676 at http://wwno.org Morgan Freeman's Obama Comment Goes Viral http://wwno.org/post/morgan-freemans-obama-comment-goes-viral Transcript <p>MARIA HINOJOSA, HOST: <p>And now it's time for BackTalk. That's where we lift up the curtain on what's happening in the TELL ME MORE blogosphere. Editor Ammad Omar is here again, so Ammad, what do you have for us today?<p>AMMAD OMAR, BYLINE: Well, Maria, I want to start with an interview we did last week with Academy Award-winning actor, Morgan Freeman, and he said something about President Barack Obama that set off quite the controversy.<p>MORGAN FREEMAN: America's first black president hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's first black president. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:10:00 +0000 Maria Hinojosa 15726 at http://wwno.org English Soccer's John Terry Found Not Guilty Of Racial Abuse http://wwno.org/post/british-soccers-john-terry-found-not-guilty-racial-abuse A "not guilty" verdict has been handed down in a case that has been front-page news for months in Great Britain:<p><a href="http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/players/profile.overview.html/john-terry" target="_blank">John Terry</a>, former captain of England's national soccer team and captain of the English Premier League's Chelsea Football Club, "has been cleared of racially abusing fellow footballer Anton Ferdinand," <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18827915" target="_blank">the BBC writes</a>.<p><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/jul/13/john-terry-cleared-a Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:25:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 15669 at http://wwno.org Pretty Brown Girl, More Than A Brand, A Movement? http://wwno.org/post/pretty-brown-girl-more-brand-movement Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>When Corey and Sheri Crawley's oldest daughter, Laila, started kindergarten, she started to behave in a way that was strange for her. The previously outgoing five-year-old became shy. She started to ask her parents to make her hair look like the other girls in her class.<p>Corey and Sheri suspected her change in behavior was because Laila was the only African-American girl in her class. Rather than accept it or ignore it, the Crawleys decided to do something about it. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 15:05:00 +0000 Michel Martin 15046 at http://wwno.org 30 Years Later, Vincent Chin Seen As Turning Point http://wwno.org/post/30-years-later-vincent-chin-seen-turning-point Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Now we want to turn to an event that for decades now has been considered a pivotal moment in civil rights history, especially in leading a generation of young Asian-Americans into activism.<p>Thirty years ago, a Chinese-American man named Vincent Chin was celebrating his upcoming wedding at a bachelor party at a bar in Detroit. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 15:55:00 +0000 Michel Martin 14989 at http://wwno.org Foul Play At Euro 2012 From Racist Fans http://wwno.org/post/foul-play-euro-2012-racist-fans Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Switching gears now to a subject that also inspires passion around the world, the finals are set at Euro 2012. That's Europe's big national team soccer tournament. It's being held in Ukraine and Poland this year. Italy got into the final, thanks to two goals from the striker, Mario Balotelli.<p>But it was not just Balotelli's brilliant play that was the subject of headlines. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:56:00 +0000 Michel Martin 14859 at http://wwno.org Southern Baptists' Historic Presidential Vote Near http://wwno.org/post/southern-baptists-historic-presidential-vote-near <div><p>The nation&#39;s largest Protestant denomination is set to take its biggest step yet toward resolving its troubled racial past.</p><p>On Tuesday, the Southern Baptist Convention plans to vote on whether to elect an African-American president for the first time in the denomination&#39;s 167-year history. The Rev. Fred Luter Jr. is so-far unopposed for the position.</p><p>Seventeen years ago, Luter was one of the authors of an SBC resolution that apologized to African-Americans for perpetuating racism and resolved to strive for racial reconciliation.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:09:04 +0000 The Associated Press 14095 at http://wwno.org