minority journalists

On an unbearably hot August afternoon last summer, I was walking along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., notebook
Raspberry was a member of the first generation of African-American journalists to barge into an exclusive all-white club. As we find ourselves regularly recording the deaths, retirements or buyouts of black reporters, is TV and print news better and more complete because of the legacy of black journalists?
The news stories marking the 20th anniversary of the riots have given L.A. a well-deserved pat on the back. But journalists haven't explored how one vital sector of L.A. may be less able to handle the city's racial complexities than it was 20 years ago.
It's 2008 and some black dude is running for president, but the movie review show based in Chicago - which has one of the largest black and Latino populations in America--couldn't find one single movie writer, reviewer, or blogger "of color" to fill one of the seats?
During the October 4 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, discussing what host Bill O'Reilly perceived as the waning