(CNN) - Comedian Chris Rock has Twitter buzzing after a Fourth of July tweet.
On Wednesday, Rock posted this controversial message to his account: "Happy white people's Independence Day. The slaves weren't free, but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks."
Many of his 870,000 followers responded, as did others across the Web.
Some people supported Rock's comment, while others claimed the remark was inappropriate, or even racist.
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told CNN the comedian was "holding onto the past."
A man convicted 21 years ago for engaging in ritual child abuse was released Thursday after the DA's office agreed the only physical evidence against him was faulty.
The pastor of the Austin church attended by the teacher who was killed Thursday in Benghazi remembered him as a spiritual friend dedicated to improving the lives of others.
Tom Pauken said on Thursday that he wouldn't file for the GOP primary for governor, explaining that the difficulties of running against the best-funded statewide candidate in the state would be too great.
Winter is invading Texas with a vengeance as snow, sleet and ice are unleashed on much of northern and western sections of the state.
Several organizations on Thursday called for an end to the use of stun guns in schools, saying the incident Cedar Creek High School last month shows the dangers of such devices.
The expected winter weather has delayed initial construction work on MoPac until the rain and cold temperatures pass through.