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 >>
Yesterday, at the 101st annual convention of the NAACP, the group passed a resolution condemning what they call "rampant racism" in the Tea Party movement and reprimanding the use of racist epithets in Tea Party opposition to Barack Obama.
Democratic Senator Robert Byrd passed away last week at age 92. Among the items in his lengthy CV was a year-long membership in the Ku Klux Klan. He also had some kind words for that organization and its principles thereafter.
Eventually Byrd denounced his Klan involvement as "my biggest mistake.. ... More >>
There are many fronts in the dismal daily death-struggle that is American politics. A particularly boggy one is race. Rightbloggers are keenly aware that the President whom they like to accuse of socialism and fascism is black, and also that picking on black people is not considered cool these days ... More >>
cj brenchleyMembers of the Congressional Black Caucus leaving a speech on health care by the President yesterday were met by tea party protesters chanting "Kill the bill, nigger." The incident has been confirmed by Congressmen John Lewis (D-Ga), Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo), Andre Carson (D-In), an ... More >>
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June 9, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 34
Workers of the World (Journal Tribune) Unite
By Jack Newfield
The inspiration may have been Heywood Broun, but the reality was more in the spirit of W.C. Fields, when seven journalists conducted a press ... More >>