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Turner: We need a call to action, a consciousness raising on issue of race

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that 79% of African Americans disagree with the statement: "America is a nation where people are not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." James Peterson and State Sen. Nina Turner, D-Ohio, join Ed Schultz to discuss.Full story

Laverne Cox on making history

  Cox has made history as the first African American transgender actress with a starring role on TV show.

African American blood cancer patients do fare worse

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite receiving similar cancer treatment as other patients, African Americans with a common form of leukemia didn't live as long in a new study that was aimed at understanding the racial disparity in cancer outcomes. Full story

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  Familiar but tough words for African Americans from the first couple

The first couple used last week’s commencement speeches to push personal responsibility in the black community. NBC’s Shawna Thomas reports.

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