It's fair to call it the Obama Effect: leaders in the black community, old and young, political and cultural, are coming out of the closet to back same-sex marriage. And they are a motley crew, from the legacy NAACP, to the rapper 50 Cent, who just a couple years ago suggested that if you're a man " ... More >>
After publishing our piece yesterday "5 Reasons Why Touré Is Wrong On Blacks, Gay Marriage and Obama," we had the chance to talk about the president's new support fo marriage equality with WNYC's Brian Lehrer. We took calls from black listeners and talked to Lehrer about the many reasons why we b ... More >>
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy We like the idea of Touré, but as a person and concept, he's got two sides. There's the Good Touré, who writes beautifully, gave us a nice shout out once, and frolics around the Brooklyn neighborhood we both live in with ... More >>
In February 2011, CNN's Amber Lyon aired a special on sex trafficking, "Selling the Girl Next Door" that attacked Village Voice Media-owned company, Backpage.com. At the end of the broadcast, Lyon's sources are singled out for "special thanks." We recently found out that Lyon is even closer to these ... More >>
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Via WCP/Darrow Montgomery.Washington D.C.'s got a mayoral election coming up. As such, there's no better time for the Washington City Paper's Alan Suderman to run a terrific profile on the incumbent, Adrian Fenty, entitled "Adrian Fenty is a Jerk." Quite the thesis! How so?
It's a big day for gay marriage across the nation. In San Francisco, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has ruled that a potential legal revolution to overturn Prop 8 will not be televised live, though it will be YouTubed. The judge will preside over the federal trial, Perry v. Schwarze ... More >>
While our state senators tripped over their own dicks and lost the gay marriage bill, DC has been a churning gay-marriage-sanctifying machine. They got the second read of their marriage equality bill passed, and now Mayor Fenty has signed it at a ceremony in All Souls Unitarian Church. Next s ... More >>
We were told to withhold our applause when the Washington, DC city council voted to recognize gay marriages in the District: the process required another vote. Well, they had it today, and it passed again. The mayor, Adrian Fenty, is eager to sign it. Don't clap yet! D.C. being a federal district a ... More >>
The out-of-town endorsements for Mayor Bloomberg keep rolling in. Having secured the backing of Colin Powell, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, Newark Mayor Corey Booker, Jose Feliciano, and other such like, Bloomberg now may boast of the support of Luis G. Fortuño, the Governor of Puerto Rico ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg has been endorsed for reelection by the president of the New Jersey state senate and former governor, Richard Codey. While he was governor, Codey said, Bloomberg "blew me away with his intellect and his ability to cut right through the red tape, identify a solution, and go aft ... More >>
Twitpic by shawberhood. The New York City Subway is not as padded nor as quiet as the D.C. Metro, but it's been about 12 years since we've had a collision of trains in service, and 18 years since we've have a passenger fatality. At least two people are reported killed by a collision on the Metro's ... More >>
FBI agents have arrested Yusuf Acar and Sushil Bansal in D.C. today in connection with a bribery case. Agents are searching the city's technology offices in which Acar worked as an infosys security officer for Vivek Kundra, who was D.C.'s chief tech officer before leaving last week to become Obama ... More >>
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