Occupy Wall Street activist and New School graduate student Cecily McMillan was back in Manhattan criminal court Thursday morning, just weeks after her release from Rikers Island, where she served two months after being convicted of assaulting a police officer. The 25-year-old McMillan still faces a ... More >>
An historic coalition of traditional race-oriented civil rights organizations, labor unions, and LGBT groups met yesterday at the Stonewall Inn to endorse the upcoming SIlent March to End Stop and Frisk on Father's Day, June 17. The "press conference" featured an impressive roster of speakers -- inc ... More >>
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 >>
Bayard RustinAccording to this assessment on bilerico.com, it's a mixed bunch through history. Authors, artists, politicians, civil rights leaders. Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Abe Lincoln... (On the floor with that last one? Well, sorry--I guess Abe freed his boyfriend's trouser snake.) ... More >>
Regret the error, much? In this case. Yes. God yes. Though it's already appeared elsewhere, it's worth noting: may the entirety of American Journalism beg for mercy on its fragile soul if a more epic correction than this is issued in 2010.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 9, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 13 Let's Get Up Off the Floor by Pete Hamill The pox that was 1968 is behind us, the bodies have finally gone cold, and the New year looms, virginal and gray. If 1969 is anything like its predecessor, we ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesSeptember 20, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 48Black on BlackBy Robert Brookins GoreI left Community Church some months ago with mixed feelings. The occasion was a so-called debate between Malcolm X and Bayard Rustin, and the topic was "Separation and Integ ... More >>
In May Inside Schools said that "there are fewer fights than there once were" at H.S. 440 aka Bayard Rustin Educational Complex, but "the level of academic achievement still has a long way to go." Apparently it didn't go far nor fast enough: today the Board of Ed announced that the F-graded school o ... More >>
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