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2001 Stories by Peter Noel

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  • Black Interloper

    published December 4, 2001

    Is Russell Simmons an Uncle Tom? For several months, the hip hop millionaire has been acting like a black interloper, somewhat like an... More >>

  • Police Brutality Is Back

    published November 20, 2001

    Despite the moratorium on negative stories about "New York's finest," it is well to remember that Stephen Vincent Benét wrote "Litany for... More >>

  • Bloomberg Radio

    published November 13, 2001

    Fiercely competitive African American radio personalities led by Pierre "Pepe" Sutton of Inner City Broadcasting and Bob Slade of Emmis... More >>

  • Lunch With Arafat

    published November 6, 2001

    GAZA CITY, PALESTINE—As Al Sharpton sped along a dusty road in the Gaza Strip to a historic meeting with Palestinian Authority leader... More >>

  • Take It or Leave It, Mark Green

    published October 30, 2001

    Can Mark Green win back the hearts and minds of black and Latino voters? If the shunned Democratic mayoral nominee wants to atone for... More >>

  • Mark Green, You Can’t Hide

    published October 16, 2001

    Mark Green, a Rudy Giuliani in the making, may have replaced the ironfisted Republican mayor as the most hated white man in the African American... More >>

  • Ground Hog

    published October 2, 2001

    Seizing the opportunity to eclipse political rival Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, once scorned by Mayor Rudy Giuliani, stood shoulder to shoulder... More >>

  • Homeland Terrorism

    published September 25, 2001

    I for one do not really think the "new war" will be fought overseas. . . . I feel the real war is gonna be at home. We [hear]... More >>

  • The Usual Suspects

    published September 18, 2001

    It is September 16, Day Six of the manhunt for the collaborators in the suicidal dive-bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Activist... More >>

  • Jailhouse Rocked

    published September 11, 2001

    In the seven months since a Manhattan federal court judge found that officer Billy M. Jones's lawsuit, alleging that the New York City Department... More >>

  • What Black Vote?

    published September 4, 2001

    The image of befuddled African Americans, standing in front of polling booths, handicapping the rat race to Gracie mansion, is deceiving. While... More >>

  • Sharpton Chooses Ferrer

    published August 21, 2001

    Ending several months of intense media speculation about his jealously guarded choice for mayor, Reverend Al Sharpton, the city's most... More >>

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    published August 14, 2001

    I'll make sure you don't have a crackhead brother like Clinton. . . . I've been ruthless, Alfred. —From a letter to Al... More >>

  • The Unfinished Mayoralty

    published August 7, 2001

    Former mayor David Dinkins, who is supporting public advocate Mark Green for mayor, denied he twisted Al Sharpton's arm about an endorsement of... More >>

  • Eric Adams for Police Commissioner

    published July 31, 2001

    Lieutenant Eric Adams, the outspoken head of a black police officers' group that was once the target of an undercover investigation by the NYPD,... More >>

  • The Louima Millions

    published July 17, 2001

    [The Louima case is] a silhouette of the contingency-fee problem. So ingrained and unexamined is the notion of the one-third contingency fee... More >>

  • Jesse Jackson: The Desperate Hours

    published July 3, 2001

    In a frantic attempt to salvage his image as America's premier civil rights leader, Reverend Jesse L. Jackson has injected himself into a bitter... More >>

  • Just Following Orders

    published June 26, 2001

    Comparing the tactics of NYPD officials to the infamous Nazi defense "exposed in the judgments at Nuremberg" (they were just following orders), a... More >>

  • Fall Guy

    published June 19, 2001

    We believe that Curtis was beaten before he either fell or was pushed off the roof. . . . When I saw the pictures I felt he was beaten. He... More >>

  • Rude Boy

    published June 12, 2001

    [J.J.] is a very angry and violent child. He daily has fights with other children. He is very, very disrespectful to other people—children... More >>

  • Death Grip

    published May 29, 2001

    [W]ith my left hand, I grabbed his hair to try to get him out from under the car. I pulled, he pulled back. I pulled him again. I got him... More >>

  • Who’s Afraid of Carl Thomas?

    published May 22, 2001

    Al Sharpton is opening an office on Lefferts across from Headstart. Purpose is to float candidate against Y. Clarke. Probably also to celebrate... More >>

  • Enter Carl W. Thomas

    published May 15, 2001

    Hopes of assembling a black-Latino coalition to back Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer's mayoral bid now hinge on a new demand by Reverend... More >>

  • Update: The Jackson-Walker Feud

    published May 15, 2001

    Although it is far short of the tearful public apology he made before the 1984 Democratic Convention for referring to New York as "Hymietown,"... More >>

  • The 'Wrongs' of 'Mr. Civil Rights'

    published May 1, 2001

    Please know that your relationship with me and Canaan cannot be repaired until you make a public or written apology. I will not allow you to... More >>

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