The superstar musician is also the executive producer of the HBO documentary Southern Rites.
In Defense of 'Uppity-ism'
May 11, 2015
Why black ambition is never a bad thing.
Most Americans think we'll see more Baltimore-style unrest this summer. Are they right?
What Is David Brooks's Purpose?
May 07, 2015
The Times columnist says moral debate is dying. He must not be paying attention to #BlackLivesMatter.
The Luxury of Hope
May 05, 2015
What the Baltimore prosecutor's charges in the Freddie Gray case mean to native residents.
Tamir Rice's Body Still Isn't Buried Because the Criminal Investigation Keeps Dragging On
May 04, 2015
It's been barely five months since a Cleveland Police officer gunned down the 12-year-old.
"We're Going to Protect Our Community Ourselves"
May 03, 2015
Baltimore's gangs came together to protect their community. But is that all they want?
Baltimore's Prosecutor Gets It
May 01, 2015
The charges in the Freddie Gray case show that scaring cops is the best way to fight police abuse.
The White Man's Bargain
May 01, 2015
A strange idea has been running through some of the commentary about Baltimore: Wasn’t electing Barack Obama supposed to fix this?
Looking While Black
April 30, 2015
When eye contact with police is considered a crime.