By Leonard Pitts March 10, 2014 6 a.m.
Eighty-three year-old Ron Kilmartin was in a hospice, dying of lung cancer. His daughter was at his bedside, cracking jokes about it. Here's one:
By Leonard Pitts March 3, 2014 6 a.m.
By Leonard Pitts February 24, 2014 6 a.m.
"You can get killed just for living in your American skin." — Bruce Springsteen
By Leonard Pitts February 17, 2014 6 a.m.
I used to get blamed all the time for stuff Bob Steinback said.
By Leonard Pitts February 10, 2014 6 a.m.
It's an odd thing.
By Leonard Pitts February 3, 2014 6 a.m.
Dear Tom Perkins: I'm writing to apologize. I do this on behalf of the 99 percent of us who are not multimillionaires. You, of course, are, having made a pile as a venture capitalist and co-founder of the firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
By Leonard Pitts January 27, 2014 6 a.m.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
By Leonard Pitts January 20, 2014 6 a.m.
Perhaps you've heard of the Fourth Amendment.
By Leonard Pitts January 13, 2014 6 a.m.
Marlise Munoz was 33 when she died.
By Leonard Pitts December 16, 2013 6 a.m.
Every once in a very great while, we get these people who rise above the confines of self. Nelson Mandela, who died recently at the age of 95, was one of those. He navigated his life by the polestar not of self, but of freedom and in so doing, became the founding father of a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal.