The spectacle of Wednesday’s tepid police response to riotous mobs shocked many. But the passivity is not some surprising anomaly—it is the status quo.
Companies and state governments are finally recognizing Emancipation Day as an official holiday, but black Americans have honored its significance all along.
The nationwide protests against police killings have been called un-American by critics, but rebellion has always been used to defend liberty.
This fall's two new shows with primarily black casts don't change the reality that "black TV" has gone mostly extinct.