FROM Tom Hanchett
America's First Black President and the 'False Promise of Integration' As we wait for the re-nomination of America's first black president, it's worth pointing out that Charlotte was a focal point of the Civil Rights movement and integration. The latest issue of the Atlantic magazine carries an article titled, " Fear of a Black President ," which says of the Obama era: "He governs a national enlightened enough to send an African American to the White House, but not enlightened enough to accept a black man as president." Why is it so hard for Barack Obama to talk about the racial tensions that still exist four years after he was elected?
New Leadership for America's Largest Sheriff's Department Next month, LA County voters will elect a new sheriff. We’ll talk with Jim McDonnell, the Long Beach Police Chief, who got 49.4% in the primary. Can he reform what one judge called a “corrupt culture”—infamous for the excessive force and jailhouse brutality that led to a federal consent decree?