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February 27th, 2014
07:28 PM ET

Magic: Obama new initiative will work

Former NBA star Magic Johnson, actor Jesse Williams, and CNN anchor Don Lemon talk to Wolf Blitzer about President Obama's new initiative for young men of color, "My Brother's Keeper."

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Filed under: "My Brother's Keeper" program • Don Lemon • Interviews • President Obama • race
January 20th, 2014
06:53 PM ET

Obama speaks candidly on race and pot

In an interview with The New Yorker magazine, President Obama opens up about issues of race, pot and political divisions.


Filed under: Joe Johns • President Obama • race
August 23rd, 2013
07:33 PM ET

DHS employee's racist, homophobic video

A Southern Poverty Law Center report accuses a Homeland Security employee of going online to promote a race war on whites. CNN's Joe Johns reports.


Filed under: homeland security • Joe Johns • race
July 25th, 2013
01:27 PM ET

Trayvon's dad: I will define son's image

Tracy Martin travels to Capitol Hill to defend his son's memory. CNN's Joe Johns reports.

RELATED STORY: Tracy Martin: Let's turn negative energy over son Trayvon's death into a positive


Filed under: Capitol Hill • Joe Johns • race • Trayvon Martin
June 22nd, 2013
11:33 AM ET

Pastor: Paula Deen is not a racist

Pastor Gregory Tyson Sr. defends Paula Deen after her admitted use of a racial slur affected her ties with Food Network.

RELATED STORY: Celeb chef Paula Deen admits using 'N word'


Filed under: Jake Tapper • Paula Deen • race
June 20th, 2013
12:10 PM ET

Paula Deen admits to using racial slur

CNN's Alina Machado reports about a deposition showing celebrity chef Paula Deen admitting to making racist comments.

RELATED STORY: Celeb chef Paula Deen admits using 'N' word


Filed under: Alina Machado • Paula Deen • race
November 8th, 2012
12:31 PM ET

Minority turnout a curveball for GOP

CNN's Lisa Sylvester details how the higher than expected minority turnout affected the 2012 election.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Lisa Sylvester • race
August 9th, 2012
04:45 PM ET

Inside a life of hate

In the wake of the deadly attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, a former skinhead tells his story to CNN's Brian Todd.

Arno Michaelis says he’s never met Wade Michael Page, the white supremacist who gunned down six people before killing himself, but he can identify with him. "If it wasn't for things- very fortunate things that happened to me along the way and help I got from other people, many of whom I had claimed to hate, I could have very easily ended up where Wade Page ended up on Sunday," Michaelis told Todd.

Thanks to what he describes as “a twist in life,” Michaelis left behind his life of hate and now runs an organization, Life After Hate, dedicated to helping people transition out of that existence.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • hate crime • race