In 1968, two Olympic winners raised their fists in protest. You can draw a line from that to today’s athletes, celebrating with joy.
By now, we’re all used to Donald Trump’s less-than-subtle racial dog whistles. Projecting voter fraud in Pennsylvania, he’s loud and clear.
Why would WESA-FM cancel its strongest local programming? We need an hour of civilized radio discourse in this town.
It was 20 years ago last month that the late PG editor John Craig let me try my hand at writing a newspaper column. I passed the audition...
It’s about the sheer insanity that we are living through, and pay witness we must.
The GOP establishment denounces him as intemperate — but still worthy of being president. His amoral surrogates keep pushing the limits.
The Fox News blowhard, like the sensitive Donald Trump, love to play the victim after they make inane statements.
Last Thursday, police Chief Cameron McLay spoke with the honesty and bluntness that has characterized his nearly two-year stint here.
Even the powerful Donald Trump could not force the RNC to let felon Don King hold forth at the freak show in Cleveland this week.
Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina found the moral conviction to break with his party.
“Freedom” shouldn’t be the exclusive reserve of those who consider themselves the very top of the social order.
The “black lives matters” virtual reality program will be so sophisticated, it will detect the level of fear and implicit bias in each.
Imagining my column on July 5, 2017: Can you believe we really feared that the venal huckster Trump had a chance to lead our country?
Can you imagine the most libertine of billionaires bending a knee before any spiritual entity not named Mammon?
As the savage season finale reminds us, heroism and hope can assert itself when least expected — even in real life.
His irrational attempt to prevent Harriet Tubman from being honored on the $20 is a transparent act of an authentic racist.
Ms. Bell did not deserve to be fired from WTAE for her Facebook posts, clueless as they were. So now it’s scorched-earth time.
The Associated Press, and I, learned the same lesson: Let’s call Orlando “the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.”
Guns, gays and God: why the Orlando bloodbath will defy rational discussion
Imagine the mental gymnastics it takes to swear allegiance to a candidate while publicly disavowing him as racist.
Yes, he a loud-mouth braggart when promoting a fight. But he was also an astute observer of this country’s foibles, failures, hypocrisies.
Twenty One Pilots? What the heck kind of music are those young folks lining up for, without my approval! Oh, I remember, back in the day ...
When a 4-year-old got into the gorilla enclosure and was menaced, killing the animal was the only logical choice. But why have them in zoos?
Riddle me this: Would a President Trump take his promised action to ban a Muslim convert to Christianity from visiting the U.S. of A?
Protesting cops have raised the apolitical singer’s profile, helping her to market both a critically acclaimed album and concert tour.
Here’s a thought experiment that could bring some perspective to the North Carolina bathroom debate ...
The Mexican beer Dos Equis has retired its Most Interesting Man in the World. Good thing that Donald Trump is waiting in the wings.
The guy who killed Trayvon Martin, and beat the rap, shows the depths of depravity by auctioning the gun he used. Must be top-Trump day.
These 16 female cadets at West Point are training to defend our country. Fear over their photo with fists raised is one sad commentary.
Three simple words: We were wrong. But our mistake pales in comparison to those who willingly voted for him.
The Jesuit priest, 94, lived his faith to its logical conclusion, seeking peace on Earth by any means necessary.
“Zero Minutes of Fame,” a web device from Brady anti-gun campaign, seeks to deny shooters their supposed glory. Nice idea, but bad practice.
An aspirational reading list from the PG’s book editor. Warning: not one of these books will make you mindlessly happy.
Prince’s ghostly falsetto could always be counted on to cut through the predictable bombast of most pop. It has gone silent far too soon.
Westinghouse student posted a complaint on Facebook last week about what he called a lack of educational quality at the school.
It generally isn’t a good idea for white politicians to riff on social stereotypes.
PPN’s criteria for voting from a “biblical perspective” is different from how many Christians, including me, understand the mandate.
Its “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act” is just the latest way to let prejudice reign.
The purposeful diversity in the cast of “Hamilton” is a big part of its phenomenal appeal. It would feel like every other musical without
The worst part: It has become another opportunity for blacks and whites to talk past one another from a position of hurt and victimization.
What a contrast Bernie Sanders’ St. Francis-like moment on Friday was compared to the antics of the Republicans that day.
Re: Emory and Kansas. One of the ironies of acquiring a higher education these days is the right to be impervious to irony.
My friend David Shifren, a city cop in Zone 4, is taking youth outreach to a new place: ”“What about kids who aren’t athletic?”
There’s a natural assumption that mass murder is the result of logical calculation, albeit twisted. That’s an unwarranted assumption.
NPR’s “Reinventing the American City” event at August Wilson Center was a night of bracing talk, with respect, about our “livable” city.
To every voter: Follow your conscience wherever it may lead and vote accordingly. Don’t vote based on fear or calculation.
Because the GOP has allowed itself to be defined by racists, thieves and con men, it deserves the humiliation that has befallen it.
Comparing Hollywood’s racism to campus sororities lets the industry off easy, but it does get at the vacuity of the gatekeepers.
Born in segregated South Carolina in 1909, she came to the White House to be greeted by the president and first lady. It’s beyond a dream.
As he said: “If five black guys jumped one white guy, nobody would be going home. Nobody would get 100 hours of community service.”