Recently, San Francisco commuters were so engrossed in technology that they missed a man brandishing a handgun, then shooting a passenger in the head, writes the Miami Herald's Leonard Pitts Jr. It's a cruel reminder of how we focus on screens instead of what's in front of us.
The Miami Herald's Leonard Pitts Jr. reflects on the lives of the four little girls who died in the Birmingham, Ala., church bombing, paying homage to the accomplishments they were never able to achieve due to racial hatred.
"If there is one thing poor people do not need, it is lessons in how to be poor," writes Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr., referring to McDonald's budget advice, ostensibly aimed at helping minimum-wage workers.
Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. says that Nazis have become the "go-to image of political demonization." The comparisons have to stop because they trivialize the sheer awfulness of the murderous regime.
In his Miami Herald column, Leonard Pitts Jr. says that the Obama administration's policy allowing the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen, should give us all pause because it defies the Constitution.
Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. weighs in on the flap over a Facebook image of a U.S. Marine kissing his boyfriend upon returning home from a six-month stint in Afghanistan. He calls it a sign of the times that people ought to get used to.
Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. tells young African Americans that the most important lesson they should take away from the Knicks' Jeremy Lin is that that he refused to allow people to define him.
Citing a lawsuit filed in Alabama against a prison that prevented a prisoner from receiving a book about slavery, Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. evaluates America's complicated relationship with black history. He calls it the art of denial.
Relating his own story of starting his first job at age 12, Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. describes the GOP's talk about blacks being lazy and living off the dole as part of a tradition of appealing to racist sensitivities.
In his Miami Herald column, Leonard Pitts Jr. argues that condemnation of the Marines for urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters should be tempered by a recognition that they have essentially been operating in a world of madness.