We're approaching, if not looking in the rearview mirror at, a watershed moment in American civil rights history. A majority of the American public now supports marriage equality for same-sex couples. And, despite what detractors have been saying and predicting, this includes black people, too. An ... 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 >>
Twitpic by iamawizard. The week started with an underwear run and went downhill from there. President Obama's Supreme Court pick, Sonia Sotomayor, rocked the Judiciary Committee. He felt so good about that he released unexpected stimulus money for New York cops, and announced Medal of ... More >>
Who to insult, how, and why
A playwright recalls her radical upbringing
photos by Josie Lenwell After eight years of protesting the Administration, two anti-war groups gathered in Dupont Circle (the wish-it-were-Tompkins Square Park of downtown Washington D.C.) for one last hurrah on Monday afternoon, and threw worn shoes at the White House. Code Pink and Veterans Ag ... More >>
We know it's silly, but we're excited for homeboys Little Anthony & The Imperials and Run-D.M.C., who have just been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Imperials began in Brooklyn -- Little Anthony, aka Jerome Anthony Gourdine, grew up in the Fort Greene projects -- and Run-D.M.C. is, ... More >>
Redefining African-American identity
A former light unto the world, We, the People, have been darkened by this administration
Leaked Red Cross report sets up Bush team for international war-crimes trial
Prisoners and interrogators are both brutalized in a war that changes who we are.
Public enemies tricoastal, and that doesn't even count the Balkan guys
Hare's Stuff Happens raises political issuesand some playwriting issues too
'People think I'm hiding something. But what am I hiding?'
Cause for concern, wonderment: Leader of the free world calls the Russian leader Pootie-Poot
Congressman demands answers from Bolton over Niger fiasco
Hang in there. Things may not be quite as good as Bush-lovers think.
As black Africans are murdered and raped, most Americans are indifferent
How George Bush and his Republicans mobilized half a million people
Kerry shows off some weaponry, accepts job of "new driver" of the troops
John Ortiz sizzles in LAByrinth's Iraq-war-era Woyzeck
The question is not what went wrong, but what didn't.
UN Press Takes Aim at U.S. Mission Spokesperson
Iraq's Mobile Labs Are Used and Sold in the U.S.
Let Us Count the Lies on the Road to War
Inside the New U.S. Coalition
Where Democracy Fails, Terrorism Grows in Sub-Saharan Africa
What If All the Africans in the World Had a Meeting?
Reviving Left Influence in a Time of Rampant Reaction
Beyond Osama: The Pentagons Battle With Powell Heats Up
Pushes Through Arch-Conservative Cabinet, Faith-Based Welfare
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Who Are These Guys?
Internet Rumor Says Cheney to Bail. Yeah, Right.
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell?' Or Seek And Destroy? The Military's New Gay Purge
To be Black in this Country is to Always Affirm Something