A couple weekends ago, word got out that an upcoming Ramones biopic would be helmed by one of America's greatest living filmmakers, Martin Scorsese. The movie would be one of several band-related projects slated for 2016, the 40th anniversary of the bruddas' debut album, Ramones. Scorsese isn't th ... More >>
Seapod Pawnbrokers, a pawnshop with locations scattered across Brooklyn and Queens, is being sued by the federal U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over the many racist, sexist, extensively disgusting things that Seapod's owner, Frank Morea, allegedly said to his black and Latina employees ... More >>
There are many examples of racism, institutional and overt, in America's criminal justice system. But rarely do such instances dominate public discourse the way the George Zimmerman verdict has. On Saturday night after 10 p.m., if you walked down the street a few blocks, or past a Bodega, or into ... More >>
Vice President Joe Biden said in a speech last week that the GOP's calls to "unchain Wall Street" really mean "they gonna put y'all back in chains." Having just launched their own Vice-Presidential candidate to less than earth-shaking effect, rightbloggers flipped out over Biden's remarks, expressi ... More >>
One recent trend in pop music has seen a number of old souls producing albums by the young at heart. Gospel goddess Mavis Staples's latest album, 2010's You Are Not Alone, was produced by Wilco wunderkind Jeff Tweedy; rockabilly vet Wanda Jackson's The Party Ain't Over, released in 2011, was oversee ... More >>
Note: We'll have a special St. Patrick's Day report at 1pm this afternoon. Please come back for that after you check out these comments of the week! We went to Mecca and back this week -- Scientology's Mecca that is, the town of Clearwater, Florida to celebrate L. Ron Hubbard's 101st birthday. And ... More >>
Lew Zuchman: a mug shot for freedomFifty years ago this month, black and white Freedom Riders set out on buses for the South to challenge local segregation laws, particularly in bus terminals' restaurants and waiting rooms. Their 1961 journey became a turning point in the civil rights movement when ... More >>
The comedian/writer/rapper is on a collision course with stardom
42.6 million can be wrong
Two Washington nonagenarians are leaving their positions of power today -- one is doing so voluntarily, while the other is leaving this world altogether. After announcing verdicts in several controversial cases, Justice John Paul Stevens will step down from the Supreme Court after nearly 35 years. ... More >>
Musician/actor/talker/personality Henry Rollins has been in touch Iann Robinson for years, long before Robinson's days as the MTV VJ Horatio Sanz once spoofed on Saturday Night Live. Since Henry Rollins headlines Irving Plaza tonight and tomorrow, we asked Robinson to get his old acquaintance on the ... More >>
The National Football League has a large millionaire population which predictably contributes overwhelmingly to Republicans over Democrats. Yet this week we learned from rightbloggers that the NFL is in fact a wing of the liberal conspiracy. Early this month Rush Limbaugh and Dave Checketts coll ... More >>
Sister Betty Jean Newsome insists James Brown's 'Man's World' wouldn't mean nothin' without her
White supremacists from across the country gather in New Jersey and New York for barbecue and culture.
Son revisits the sins of the father on America
The son revisits the sins of the father on America
Farrakhan Brings It All Back Home
Black woman nominated to a high federal appellate court is still scandalized
How one young woman's delusions cost her years of freedom
With Johnny as the downbeat, documentary charts the rise and fall of the Ramone empire
Dead mag helps VH1 talk about race, from Ice Cube to Elvis to Costello
Will Chuck Schumer, or any anti-Pickering revilers, finally apologize to the judge?
CBS's 60 Minutes takes the case, and judge Charles Pickering gets his reputation back
Going Like 90 Against the War
A Reparations Suit for a 1921 Race Riot
Companies . . . March!
Marking the Identity of an Original Rock and Roll Group of 1975
Californian John Walker Fought for the Taliban. Does This Make Him a Traitor to the U.S.?
A Dramatic Contrast in Candidates
Five Visions for a Young Office
A Pardon That Clinton Didnt Grant
Targeting Silent Rappers: A Street Fight for Justice or Hip Hop McCarthyism?
How a Self-Described 'Grunt' Went From Being Al Sharpton's Lawyer to Defending the Accused Killers of a Manhattan Millionaire
The KKK Wants to Hold a Rally in Downtown Manhattan. Should the City Let Them?
Bloodsucking, headhunting, and other racial myths about new york's reputed black separatist cults
'We were penned in like animals.'
Making the Case for a Wider Conspiracy in Oklahoma City