Relating a personal encounter with racial profiling by police as a college student, Cord Jefferson on Gawker says George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin is a vivid reminder of the gaps that plague our criminal-justice system.
Cord Jefferson argues at Gawker that while it's understandable that Brown's actions get more attention than those of less-famous white men accused of the same thing, there are some signs of prejudice in the attacks on the singer and his fans.
BET's Cord Jefferson writes that a report indicating that California's black community finds its mental-health services inadequate and unhelpful shows that at least some African Americans are taking the issue seriously.
As the Affordable Care Act remains in jeopardy, BET's Cord Jefferson focuses on studies that show what the law has meant to African Americans and how we will be affected if the Supreme Court rules against it.
The term "anger management" comes up every time we hear about stars, like Chris Brown and Mike Tyson, flying off the handle. But do you know what it involves and why so many black people need it? I do; I've been there.
Sounding more impassioned than he has since saying he was looking to “kick ass” during the BP oil spill, President Obama held a press conference at the White House today to talk about his controversial new tax package.