Curtains forcing their will against the wind, children sleep, exchanging dreams with seraphim. The city drags itself awake on subway straps; and I, an alarm, awake as a rumor of war, lie stretching into dawn, unasked and unheeded. --Maya Angelou, Awakening in New York, 1983 Maya Ang ... More >>
Eleven years ago, Pamela Geller declared war on savages who were trying to take over the world. This November, she admits she lost.
The Mi Ami rocker hits the decks as Ital
Poets honor a Spanish Harlem hero
Malcom XEarlier today, Malikah Shabazz, Malcom X's youngest daughter, pleaded guilty to identity theft. Shabazz, 45, stole the identity of a family friend, Khaula Bakr, and accumulated debt of more than $55,000 in her name. Bakr is the 70-year-old widow of one of Malcolm X's bodyguards. Shaba ... More >>
Via BNO News, it's apparently being reported by Reuters that Wyclef Jean's chances of being the next president of Haiti don't look likely, as his name is reportedly not on the list of approved candidates. His chances and crediblity as a candidate can best be summed up in one paragraph of the ... More >>
Pam Geller (left) makes Ann Coulter (right) seem left.Now the purveyor of the anti-Islam bus ads, Pamela Geller has long had a bone to pick with Barack Obama. As our homegrown bikini-wearing bombthrower has put it in her must-read Atlas Shrugs blog: [W]hy not tell the truth about Obama and his rep ... More >>
Legendary Harlem pol and business entrepreneur Percy Sutton slipped away this weekend at 89, and he rightly deserves the many tributes he's now receiving. He was one of 15 children born to a former slave from south Texas. He became a Tuskegee airman and won twin combat stars for doing battle ... More >>
"I faked my own death and everybody believed me: even my mum cried when she read about it in the paper." In 2000, Australian artist Ben Frost faked his own death, sending out newspaper funeral notices that doubled as invites to his solo exhibition. Some, of course, saw this in poor taste--but wha ... More >>
Excited (not to say deranged) by the long Presidential campaign, conservative bloggers -- rightbloggers, in our affectionate parlance -- were in top form this year, and outstripped the sleepy Main Stream Media in every way. If mainstream Republicans were content to call Obama a socialist, rightblogg ... More >>
The news in the final days of the campaign offers scant hope for rightbloggers. Still, most are rooting like mad for the home team. That's a normal American response to any competitive event, and relatively healthy. What's less normal and healthy -- by conventional standards -- is a wounded defeati ... More >>
Brooklyn crew's furious rap-rock taps a new, fresh vein of gangsta militancy
The recent death of a former Air Force officer brings back a familiar fight for freedom
Rebel Voices shows the limits of liberal good intentions
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
White Boy Shuffle author digs through the crates for a surprising set of yuks
Who else would have put Genet, Chanel, Beckett, and Fabian within the same covers?
Classical Theatre of Harlem revives the acid groove of Van Peebles's '70s musical
Democrats and hardballing pundits, pleasantly embedded in the economic elite
Sean Combs issues an electoral ultimatum, with a side order of ego
A compilation makes history, and fiction, of the black power movement's greatest hits
Boondocks and motherland sing that song to da rhythm of da boogie da bang bang da bong
Book and disc explore hidden hippity-hoppity old schools
A Columbia professor's poli-sci class is the crack in the ivory tower that lets the neighborhood in
Thinking Outside the Box
'Parades of People Would Follow Behind'
What If All the Africans in the World Had a Meeting?
Black New Yorkers Roll to Washington for Slave Reparations
First Asian Reaches Council on Road Well Traveled
Sensitivity Above All?
Arresting the Innocent
Insiders Say Aziz Has Been Forced Out of Top Nation of Islam Posts
The Mayor Should Come to P.S. 110
The Chickens Came Home to Roost at Columbine High
He'd go wherever there was suffering
Farrakhan Heir Bolts from Black Muslim Following to Lead a Hip Hop Movement
A new generation, mostly white, appropriates the lindy hop