Leonard Pitts Jr.

12/13/2015 - 7:00am

    So where was the march for Tyshawn Lee?

    Where were the demonstrators barring access to stores in Chicago's premiere commercial district on the busiest shopping day of the year? Where was Rev. Jesse Jackson, joining his voice with a thousand other people...

06/04/2015 - 6:35pm

    This story is not new.

    On March 6, Matthew Kenny, a police officer in Madison, Wis., shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old black man named Anthony Robinson Jr., who, he said, had attacked him....

06/04/2015 - 6:17pm

    For all the decades of its existence, American social conservatism has been rooted in a premise simple enough to be fully expressed in just three words:

    Us versus them.

05/28/2015 - 4:29pm

    Maybe some people didn't understand the question.

    It was posed in this space a few weeks ago by Tracy, a self-described 55-year-old white woman from Texas who is sick and tired of the...

04/02/2015 - 2:50pm

    You are, perhaps, already familiar with the Republican List of Things You Cannot Say. If not, here's a quick refresher:

    1. "Vagina." That's a definite no-no. Three years ago,...

06/26/2014 - 4:39pm

    His family doesn't know if Zack actually heard any of it firsthand.

    Maybe he was at that City Council meeting (some people swear he was) or maybe not. Either way, they figure he probably knew about the things that were said, how his neighbors in the small town of...

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