Busting Organized Retail Crime Rings (07:00)Most people think of shoplifting as a petty crime, but organized rings sell the stolen items and make as much as $30 billion a year. This ABC News report examines how retailers have become so alarmed at this that they have formed special undercover units to go after these criminals. Broadcast date: February 26, 2013. (7 minutes)
Part of my excitement about the younger writers is that we’re coming into our own without any recognizable black political agenda—there isn’t a Jim Crow politics, Civil Rights movement, or black power movement that undergirds what we do with our art, and as a consequence we all have to deal with blackness in a different way. We have to deal with our politics in a different way, more nuance, more complicated.