WASHINGTON — After several cases of police shooting unarmed black men have drawn protests and national scrutiny, the Smithsonian Institution is examining this moment in American history. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is holding a daylong symposium Saturday on “History, Rebellion and Reconciliation: Communities Mobilized for Social Change.” Since the muse[...]
WASHINGTON — NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller resigned Wednesday under pressure, a day after an undercover video showed one of her executives on a hidden camera calling the tea party racist and saying the news organization would be better off without taxpayer money. The shake-up comes at a critical time. Conservative politicians are again […]
When the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service signed Juan Williams as the keynote speaker for its Pro Bono Week reception, it wasn’t looking for controversy. Williams, whose remarks during a Fox News debate cost him his job at National Public Radio less than a week before the event, was there to talk about Thurgood Marshall and […]
Juan Williams made the headlines last week speaking at Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service’s pro bono reception. But almost all of what Williams said about the NPR controversy was to reporters after he gave a keynote address that looked at the value of pro bono work through the story of Thurgood Marshall, which Williams himself has […]
Juan Williams told colorful stories about Thurgood Marshall and the importance of pro bono work Tuesday night at Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service’s annual awards reception. He also addressed what would otherwise have become the elephant in the room. “I’ve been through some rough water the last few days,” Williams said at the outset of his […]
Former NPR news analyst Juan Williams talks with reporters Tuesday night about his firing from NPR over remarks he made on Fox News Channel last week. Williams was at the University of Maryland School of Law to give a previously-scheduled speech for Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service's annual awards reception.