The killing of Trayvon Martin is raising serious questions about how young Black men are supposed to act. That is an issue William and Valerie Bell know all too well. Police shot and killed their son, Sean, and wounded two others, outside a nightclub. Police said they believed at least one of the men had a gun, but no gun was found. The officers fired 50 shots in just a few seconds. The three officers were tried and acquitted.. but later lost their jobs. William and Valerie Bell joined the panel to discuss this issue.
As many as 85-percent of Americans say they are not prejudiced, even though study after study shows otherwise. Not that people are good or bad, just that whether we acknowledge it or not, whether we even sense it or not, race registers. We make assumptions based on it, whether we realize it or not. Is racial bias built into the justice system as a number of studies suggest? I asked my legal panel, including defense attorney Mark Geragos, Robert Hirschhorn, who was a jury consultant to the Zimmeran defense team, and legal analysts and former federal prosecutors Sunny Hostin and Jeffrey Toobin.
The George Zimmerman verdict started a new conversation about race in America. Sometimes racism is blatant and easy to spot. But all too often, bias is hidden in plain sight. It's an issue I discussed with BET's Michaela Angela Davis, David Webb, co-founder of Tea Party 365, and Andre Perry, founding Dean of Urban Education at Davenport University.
Bringing a new baby home from the hospital is a life changing moment for any family… even if home is a royal palace. William and Catherine introduced their son to the world… and vice versa. Photographers camped out for days and weeks got the shots they were looking for. So what's next for the growing royal family? Anderson sits down with CNN royal analysts Katie Nicholl and Victoria Arbiter.
William and Catherine brought their son home today, and it was hard not to think of the moment Diana and Charles left the same hospital with William 31 years ago. How closely is Catherine following in Diana's footsteps? CNN's Randi Kaye takes a closer look.
It's a close encounter of the HUGE kind. Two humpback whales chasing a school of fish, nearly swallow a pair of divers. They caught the moment on camera, and the video is going viral. But what was it like to be there? Anderson speaks with Shawn Stamback and Francis Antigua, who share more amazing video of the event.
Catherine is blazing her own trail as a young mother about to raise an heir to the British throne. As the world celebrated the royal couple's historic homecoming, those who knew Princess Diana kept her in their thoughts and prayers. Lana Marks was friends with Diana, and shares her memories with us today.
The George Zimmerman verdict is challenging assumptions about race in America. It started a new national discussion, that we are continuing in our town hall tonight. We are taking an up close look at the hidden bias that often goes unspoken in our society, and surfaces in unexpected ways. It's something President Obama addressed in his remarks following the Zimmerman verdict. It's an issue I discussed with Grammy nominated hip-hop artist Nas; BET's Michaela Angela Davis; David Webb, co-founder of Tea Party 365; New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Charles Blow; and Andre Perry, founding Dean of Urban Education at Davenport University.
The big moment has arrived. The birth of His Royal Highness the Prince of Cambridge, kicking off parties across the U.K., and around the world. When it was time for the big announcement, the Royal Family did it in a way that only they could. Anderson takes a look at how the world learned the news that Will and Kate are now Mom and Dad.
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