By all means, enjoy the whispy waifs warbling their sensitive indie ballads up and down the city during CMJ. But make time for some hip-hop while you do. Here are a few acts worth your time. See Also: - Don't Miss These Bands At CMJ - Handy CMJ Flowchart Panel Selector
Pressure is building on the Obama administration to investigate misconduct in the Justice Department's clemency/pardon process. Back in September, the Voice profiled several elderly prisoners, including 93-year-old Drayton Curry (at right), whose clemency requests for early release from federal pri ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Long, bitter experience -- and long, bitter comments at this blog -- have taught us that if there's anything conservatives hate more than Big Gummint and homosexuals, it's someone making fun of them. The outrage that Boss Tweed expressed over "them damned pictures" of himself drawn by Thomas Nast is ... More >>
Stephen Colbert just testified in front of Congress about the United Farm Workers' "Take Our Jobs" initiative, which argues for American citizens to take farm worker jobs over from illegal immigrants. And he just did it, after being asked not to.
Every one of New York's 26 Democrats in the House voted for a budget amendment last week that President Obama had already threatened to veto. A New York Times editorial this morning blasted the amendment, which passed by a 239 to 182 vote, without even fingering the special interests that produced ... More >>
A report from the Congressional Research Service, released by House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, states that the beleaguered community service group ACORN has at no point "violated the terms of federal funding in the last five years." An internal investigator hired by ACORN cleared the gr ... More >>
September? How'd that happen? The local political endorsements are flying thick and fast, as are emails from operatives desiring they be publicized. Today Bill Thompson got his first newspaper endorsement -- from the Amsterdam News. Ha! Bloomberg's got two dozen of those, and the Voice is c ... More >>
The House and a shot not yet heard 'round the world
Once again, Ralph Nader has thrown his hat into the presidential race. The perennial candidate spoke with the Voice about corporate greed, impeaching Bush and why he thinks Obama and Clinton are one in the same. Village Voice: What made you decide to run for president again? Ralph Nader: Same rea ... More >>
John Nirenberg would walk 500 miles. And it sounds like he would walk 500 more. But unlike the persistent pop tune by The Proclaimers, he refuses to be the man who falls down at Nancy Pelosi’s door. Nirenberg, a hearty New York City native and current resident of Brattelboro, Vermont, intends to ... More >>
Through the new Congress, we can begin to take back our country from George III's descendants
Countries abusing their prisoners say they are following America's practices
Call them the popular front to MoveOn.org's dogged efforts to defeat Republicans at the ballot box this November. Today the anti-Bush campaign World Can't Wait is pledging to bring legions of fellow Bush foes to the streets here in New York and in cities across the country, in a collective manife ... More >>
Clues from the past about Rove's present date with the grand jury
When they make the reality, count on crowdsnot smartsto lead our coup
Clue for a Congress doubting the Iraq war: The Downing Street Memo
House Republicans derail probes of Plame affair
Rove and Ashcroft face new allegations in the Valerie Plame affair
Getting a grip on that Bush/Blair war scandal
Getting a grip on that Bush/Blair war scandal
In the whodunit over who won it, the true villain is slipping away
Former ambassador livid over Senate "ambush." Arab Americans, way past angry, play along
Will Candidates Deliver for the African American Vote?
Polls Dip, But a Few Black Leaders Say He Was Right
'Let's Not Let Them Get Johnnie Cochran on the Phone'
Hawaii Is the First State to Defy Ashcroft
D.C. Power Lines Start Glowing Orange
New Science Raises the Specter of a World Without Regret
If You're Black, Who's Got Your Back?
'There Would Be No Place to Hide'
Double-Playing 9-11 Errors
Contraction Signals That Baseballs About to Birth Something Ugly
'Why Should We Care? It's Only the Constitution'
Pentagon Fires on Critical Scientist
The Changed Lives of Arabs in the U.S.And What a Declaration of War Would Really Mean
EPA Stalled Resolution on Spraying in Colombia
How the former mayor made Al Sharpton kosher and is winning back the hearts of African Americans
Giuliani's Knee-Jerk Cop Defense Is as Incendiary as It Is Inaccurate
Detention of former Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet could signal a Latin American Nuremberg