Henry Louis Gates Jr.

In continuing fall out from those hacked Sony emails, Wikileaks revealed that actor Ben Affleck asked that his ancestor’s slave owning past be scrubbed from…

The history of the African American people seems far too wide, deep and complex to boil down into 6 television episodes, but that’s what Henry…

(Cambridge, MA) — A second Harvard University professor has accused the Cambridge Police Department of racism. S. Allen Counter wrote about his arrest for assault and battery in an editorial in last week’s edition of “The Bay State Banner.” His comments follow last month’s arrest of African-American scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. Gates claimed he […]

(Chilmark, MA) — Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he’s received numerous death threats since he accused Cambridge, Massachusetts Police Sergeant James Crowley of racial profiling during his controversial arrest on July 16th. Speaking to a small group at the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival over the weekend, Gates said the threats forced him to […]

President Obama will have a beer with two men at the heart of a national controversy on racism tonight.  On July 16th, Cambridge, Massachusetts Police Sergeant James Crowley responded to a call about a possible break-in at the home of black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Junior.  Gates got angry, accusing Crowley of racism. Copyright […]

VIA CBS NEWS: From time to time, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Clarence Thomas have naturally talked about growing up African-American under far less tolerant conditions than those we take for granted today. Yet their biggest contributions to American race relations have been their admirable abilities to transcend such racial intolerance – to make being […]

Professor Henry Lewis Gates, Jr. vs the Cambridge, MA police. We are talking about a world renowned author who has had a problem with authorities similar to the problems that other Blacks in America have had. In this case, there is world focus on the story. This case recalls the tightrope Blacks walk with police […]

VIA BLACK AMERICA WEB: NATICK, Mass. (AP) — A white police sergeant accused of racism after he arrested renowned black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home insisted Wednesday he won’t apologize for his treatment of the Harvard professor, but President Barack Obama said police had “acted stupidly.” Gates has demanded an apology from […]

World-renown Harvard University professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr. was arrested by Cambridge, Massachusetts police last week while he tried to enter his own home. He cites racial profiling in the incident.