Sunday marks a year since Michael Brown’s death

http://www.theroot.com/blogs/journalisms/2015/08/media_outlets_look_back_on_the_year_since_police_shooting_of_michael_brown.htmlHave things changed? The New York Times says yes, but Ferguson residents don’t trust it. The Washington Post says not enough. Here’s a good round-up, from The Root.  

Let’s take a deep breath

Rachel Dolezal, former NAACP official in Spokane, Wash., went on “Today” — uh, today — and reiterated that she identifies as black. Dolezal’s parents recently went on record to say that the family is (mostly) Caucasian, though their daughter has identified as African American for some time. The Interwebs has gone wild with this in …

About that stop and frisk thing…

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently visited a black church in Brooklyn to tell members there that his city police’s stop-and-frisk tactics are here to stay. Are there any law enforcement people out there who’d like to weigh in? The concern is that “stop-and-frisk” is just a kinder, gentler way to stay “racial profiling.” But …