Just how racist is children’s literature? The author of ‘Was the Cat in the Hat Black?’ explains.

Fifty years after the civil rights movement, we have a new civil rights crusade — the Black Lives Matter movement, inspired by the 2013 acquittal of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s murderer, and galvanized by the 2014 Ferguson protests against police ...

Joel Rose

He's also contributed to breakings news coverage of the mass shooting at Mother Bethel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, and major protests after the deaths of Trayvon Martin in Florida and Eric Garner in New York.

George Zimmerman goes on depraved Twitter rant after retweeting picture of Trayvon Martin's corpse

George Zimmerman's Twitter trolling has reached a new low. Days after retweeting an image of Trayvon Martin's corpse, Zimmerman went on a depraved Twitter tirade Monday afternoon, spewing racist rants and boasting about "mocking all you trolls." The man ...