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2014/08/27 17:34
2014/08/27 17:34
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By Leonard Pitts Jr. You've probably never heard of Claudette Colvin. And yet, had history twisted in a slightly different direction, she might loom as large in American memory as Rosa Parks does now...
2014/08/27 17:34
2014/08/27 17:34
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2014/08/25 15:05
2014/08/25 15:05
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What next? That’s what should concern us now. When the nightly dance of angry protesters, opportunistic criminals and inept police clashing over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown...
2014/08/20 17:34
2014/08/20 17:34
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By Leonard Pitts Jr. That's what should concern us now. When the nightly dance of angry protesters, opportunistic criminals, and inept police clashing over the shooting of unarmed black teenager...
2014/08/19 13:02
2014/08/19 13:02
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Looks like police in Ferguson, Missouri, took it upon themselves to suspend the First Amendment Wednesday night. It seems two reporters, Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post and Wesley Lowery of the...
2014/08/15 21:25
2014/08/15 21:25
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I could not read Thursday’s paper without responding to what it contains. There are articles published that seem to go hand in hand to me that show how our society has really digressed. First of all,...
2014/08/14 17:57
2014/08/14 17:57
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It can be an act of communal madness, reflecting the emotional imbecility of those who believe the best way to express joy at their ball team's win is to overturn a car. It can be an act of...
2014/08/13 16:40
2014/08/13 16:40
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Riots in Ferguson, and what they mean | Opinion | The News Tribune The News Tribune Recent Headlines Recent Headlines Recent Headlines Recent Headlines Recent Headlines Leonard Pitts Jr.Riots...
2014/08/13 14:02
2014/08/13 14:02
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At this point, you really have to wonder: Is it still news when a Republican says something asinine? On the off chance it is, let us spend a few moments pondering the strange case of Alabama Rep. Mo...
2014/08/10 04:19
2014/08/10 04:19
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At this point, you really have to wonder: Is it still news when a Republican says something asinine? On the off chance it is, let us spend a few moments pondering the strange case of Alabama Rep. Mo...
2014/08/08 00:05
2014/08/08 00:05
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... (Obama) makes his case on immigration: 'What I've also said is if we're going to go after folks who are here illegally, we should do it smartly and go after folks who are criminals, gang...
2014/08/07 03:13
2014/08/07 03:13
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Leonard Pitts Jr. joined The Miami Herald in 1991 as its pop music critic and has penned a syndicated column focusing on pop culture, social issues and family life since 1994. Pitts is the author of...
2014/08/06 17:28
2014/08/06 17:28
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... we tortured some folks." -- President Barack Obama, Aug. 1, 2014 OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks?" Really? Was there not something annoyingly breezy in the president's phrasing...
2014/08/06 03:43
2014/08/06 03:43
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By Leonard Pitts Jr. The Miami Herald A few words about the "poor door." Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for tax...
2014/08/04 15:05
2014/08/04 15:05
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In a place haunted by ghosts, on a thoroughfare of the damned, standing upon ground once watered by blood, Breanna Mitchell lifted a camera to take her own picture. She smiled a sunshine smile. And...
2014/08/03 03:19
2014/08/03 03:19
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Cover your eyes and hide the kids: A Republican is talking poverty. This has not been a pretty picture in the recent past. Who can forget then-South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer likening poor people...
2014/07/29 01:34
2014/07/29 01:34
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By Leonard Pitts Jr. In a place haunted by ghosts, on a thoroughfare of the damned, standing upon ground once watered by blood, Breanna Mitchell lifted a camera to take her own picture. She smiled a...
2014/07/28 13:44
2014/07/28 13:44
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It’s a revealing video. Not in the sense of physical nakedness. No, what is naked in that clip is a kind of political opportunism that has become all too common. Our scene is a roadside in Oracle,...
2014/08/27 17:34
2014/08/27 17:34
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