Author Archives: Jesse Washington

  • White Mayor, Black Wife: NYC Shatters an Image

    Another milestone is passing in America's racial journey: The next mayor of New York City is a White man with a Black wife. Even in a nation with a biracial president, where interracial marriage is more accepted and common than ever, Bill de Blasio's marriage to Chirlane McCray is ...

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  • Millions Worldwide Share Difficult Mandela Vigil

    As Nelson Mandela lingers in a hospital, yet another remarkable moment is helping to seal his legacy: Millions of people around the world, united by respect and gratitude, are preparing for this beloved man to die. The preparations take many forms: Prayers and vigils, pictures and candles, ...

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  • UK Violence Raises Questions About American Unrest

    A Black man killed by police. Mobs of looters. Cities charred and shaken. The riots in London mirror some of the worst uprisings in modern U.S. history. And there are more parallels: Stubborn poverty and high unemployment, services slashed due to recessionary budget cuts, a breakdown of social ...

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