Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul spoke at historically black Howard University last week, and it was a major event. No, he didn't seem to win any black votes for the GOP -- even his fans admit as much. But white people of the rightblogger variety were all over it, and that's what counts. Some ... More >>
While the corpses of corporate music retail chains litter strip malls where outlets like Tower Records and Blockbuster Music once stood, Amoeba Music is an independent juggernaut with three California-based stores the size of supermarkets. They've been a celebrated shopping destination for music afi ... More >>
In the most non-rightblogger tone possible, Obama has been on quite a roll when it comes to his administration's assault on civil liberties lately. Not one, not two, but three different pieces of legislation and policy with the potential to drastically infringe on the civil liberties of Americans ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will
Another Saturday, another national group of brown people proves Toure right by being homophobic passes a same-sex marriage equality resolution. LULAC, the League of United Latino American Citizens, passed a resolution at their annual convention today in suport of equal marriage rights for same-sex ... More >>
More than eight months after the NYPD began arresting people taking part in Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, the first of hundreds of criminal cases trickling through the court system are finally coming up for trial. Earlier this month, we told you about the first two cases to go to trial. In bot ... More >>
New York's Taxi of Tomorrow, said to be a big step up from the Crown Vic fleet circulating the city, might be so yesterday. That's because embattled mayoral candidate/ Comptroller John Liu, who has become very vocal on a variety of issues as his campaign progresses, will not ink the agreement unle ... More >>
Big brother just got a little bigger...Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced yesterday their agreement on a bill that would allow authorities to obtain the DNA of anyone convicted of a felony or a penal law misdemeanor and put it in a DNA databank that law enforcement officials ... More >>
If you're an illegal immigrant working in New York, you've got a friend in a pretty high place: the New York Attorney General's Office.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman penned an op-ed yesterday, in which he vows to "never ask your immigration status, or share immigration information with federa ... More >>
Ah, New Jersey. The land where fake orange tans and affable, clueless Republicans come together to make magic. New Yorkers should consider themselves lucky to live so close to New Jersey, particularly right now. New Jersey governor Chris Christie, one-time potential Republican presidential candidat ... More >>
Some of the artist's work.The big bad wolf is hungry. Or jealous? EV Grieve today alerted us to the matter of East Village artist VH McKenzie, who has been creating oil paintings on discarded Metrocards that she then sells on Etsy for $48 apiece. The MTA found out about this, and sent her the ... More >>
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly's top aide Paul Browne, the department spokesman, was present when cops forcibly hauled NYPD whistleblower Adrian Schoolcraft to the Jamaica Hospital psychiatric ward, a lawsuit to be filed this week alleges. If proven true, Browne's presence at Schoolcraft ... More >>
Two city council members told the Voice this week that orders given by precinct supervisors in Bedford-Stuyvesant's 81st Precinct appeared to encourage officers to violate the civil rights of local residents. Meanwhile, a civil rights organization called on the city to investigate how NYPD q ... More >>
More bad news for Bloomberg-stoppers: the Justice Department has issued a letter to the city's corporation counsel, saying AG Eric Holder has no objection to the city council's overturn of term limits. The review was necessitated by the Voting Rights Act. The letter, signed by Justice's voting secti ... More >>
African Diaspora Festival highlights the global black experience
New report shows New York police arresting schoolchildren for non-crimes
Cathy Middleton has become black radio's favorite expert on child support
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China, naturally, supports a UN resolution with no teeth
Will Bloomberg run on his record of bullying schoolchildren and teachers?
The NYPD has a long-standing reputation for its "excessive" surveillance. Now more than ever.
How the people could win even if the court seems like a lost cause
Clinton and Kerry launch an unlikely crusade for religious freedom at work
Just the conventional tax break, pleasehelping out the republicans
On the anniversary of women's suffrage, a case for letting people with felony convictions vote
Subway shooters to set their sights on underground camera ban
Popular Video Game Instructs Players to 'Kill the Haitians'
Merger mania picks back up; a smaller Warner gives up
How the Candidates Come Down on Capital Punishment
Hawaii Is the First State to Defy Ashcroft
A Free-Speech Infringement That's Worse Than Censorship
Someone to Watch Over Us
The Government Cannot Endorse Any or All Religions
Does God Need Tax Money to Teach?
Black Boomers Shout Reparations in the CourtBut Go Silent in the 'Hood
Have the Critics Read the Whole Decision?
Anthrax Crisis Shines a Light on Pharmaceutical Company Thuggery
The Changed Lives of Arabs in the U.S.And What a Declaration of War Would Really Mean
Why Jesse Jackson's Political Comeback Seems Doomed
Web Documentary Slams Home Reality of Prisons
Must the NAACP Include Racists?
Question Fairness of Election When So Many Claim They Were Turned Away
Fate of Hackers Hero Now in Judges Hands