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2000 Stories by Peter Noel

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  • Is Jesse for Sale?

    published December 26, 2000

    Downcast Wall Street investors whose fears had been focused on a slowing economy demanded that Reverend Jesse Jackson curtail his blistering... More >>

  • Stay of Execution

    published December 19, 2000

    If the Bush administration fails to take control of the New York Police Department under Republican mayor Rudolph Giuliani, the department may... More >>

  • Proof of Life

    published December 12, 2000

    I know you're smiling down on me Saying everything's okay And if I never leave this thug life I'll see you again... More >>

  • Guns, Bribes, and Benjamins

    published December 5, 2000

    Highbrow respectability for notorious gangsta rappers comes with a monumental price tag. Recently, badass Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, who faces 15... More >>

  • Black Blood Is Cheap

    published November 28, 2000

    Six months ago, on the day a Bronx grand jury refused to file felony charges against a white police officer for shooting her unarmed 16-year-old... More >>

  • Race and Class

    published November 21, 2000

    After a year-long battle with Board of Education officials, Yaa Asantewa Nzingha, a junior high school "master drama teacher" who was demoted for... More >>

  • Fear of the Williams Sisters

    published November 7, 2000

    Even whites who claim to admire Venus and Serena Williams tend to harbor ill feelings about the tennis stars' reputed penchants for arrogance and... More >>

  • Fast-Food Politics

    published October 31, 2000

    Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, two of the nation's most powerful civil rights leaders, are at war over the direction of a potential nationwide... More >>

  • Why Blacks Shouldn't Vote for Hillary

    published October 17, 2000

    Unlike scores of my disillusioned relatives and friends, I've only recently come to the conclusion that African Americans should not vote... More >>

  • Amazing Grace

    published October 10, 2000

    Amid growing unrest inside his black Muslim movement—turmoil triggered by allegations of sexual misconduct, adultery, wife beating, mounting... More >>

  • The Last Temptation of Minister Benjamin

    published October 3, 2000

    Now Minister Farrakhan, I am not coming to you acting as though I am some saint trying to throw stones at someone else. But I'm... More >>

  • BrooklynRATS

    published September 19, 2000

    If Councilmember Una Clarke had the chutzpah of a Bush Republican, the message in her next campaign ad about BrooklynRATS—politicians who eat... More >>

  • Riding Gloria

    published September 12, 2000

    A Manhattan federal court judge, hinting at the NYPD's alleged mistreatment of its female officers, has cleared the way for a Latina former cop to... More >>

  • The Shame of Mosque No. 7

    published September 5, 2000

    Louis Farrakhan's disarming grin belied the embarrassment he felt being in New York City on the morning of July 6. Looking thinner after a year of... More >>

  • The Steelband Raids

    published August 29, 2000

    We have insisted and continue to insist that the uniqueness of the West Indian kar-na-val is one that has to be understood in its own... More >>

  • $140,000 for a Judgeship?

    published August 22, 2000

    Bernard "Mitch" Alter, a prominent lawyer who claimed he was working on behalf of Brooklyn congressman Edolphus Towns, allegedly demanded $140,000... More >>

  • The Uncle Tom Dilemma

    published August 15, 2000

    No African American has enjoyed as intimate a relationship with white America as retired general Colin Powell. Whites who have never met Powell... More >>

  • Million Youth March? No Problem.

    published August 15, 2000

    The Giuliani administration has granted a permit to organizers of the Harlem-based Million Youth March, the city's most militant response to... More >>

  • Steal This Election

    published August 8, 2000

    Dear Councilmember Una Clarke: On January 12, 2000, you received a letter advising you that a group of local... More >>

  • Monday Morning Coming Down

    published August 1, 2000

    Bushville, Philadelphia—On a scorching afternoon last Friday, a wraithlike little girl skipped through a clump of grass in a... More >>

  • Portraits in Prejudice

    published July 25, 2000

    The Hiram Ashantee that Khallid Abdul Muhammad and other members of the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense say they know shuns white women... More >>

  • Cocaine and Conspiracy

    published July 11, 2000

    Cocaine makes you hyperactive. If you are taking a lot of it, you are wired; the muscles shiver and quiver. . . . Death from cocaine... More >>

  • Call and Response

    published July 4, 2000

    Rap artists—the self-described "conscious MCs" as well as the "keep-it-real gangstas"—are coming under attack from forces inside New... More >>

  • Homeboys and Girls

    published June 27, 2000

    En route to the June 11 Puerto Rican Day Parade, a willowy young woman looked down her nose at an amateur photographer who'd been trying to film... More >>

  • The Racist Factor

    published June 20, 2000

    "Wanted" posters... More >>

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