Dr. Alveda King, niece of the famed Martin Luther King, Jr., is looking to block parts of the Affordable Care Act. As part of the Staten Island-based outreach organization Priests for Life, King claims that the clauses mandating health insurers cover free contraception have "racist and eugenic roots ... More >>
It was still dark when the fast-food workers began gathering outside the McDonald's just north of Times Square yesterday morning. Carrying signs that read "Strike for higher pay for a stronger New York," they lined up outside the restaurant, where workers from the night shift were still on the job. ... More >>
N.W.A.'s "Fuck Tha Police" burst into Awkword's life thanks to his baby-sitter. The Manhattan-based rapper visibly remembers the day when his part-time watchdog turned up with a copy of Dr. Dre and Ice Cube's anti-establishment rant; hearing the song kick-started his first forays into writing his ow ... More >>
Read my column now or see the musical later
Here's my new column, in which I dramatically go through the reasons I absolutely loathe any kind of theater! Some of the radically repellent trends that come to mind: *The jukebox shows that leave you with a gleeful medley that makes your forget how bad it all was *The dumbing down of choreograp ... More >>
Martin Luther King and associates at the Durham, North Carolina, Woolworth's lunch counter after it had been closed by the company, February 16, 1960 Sometimes restaurants are good for more than just eating. In honor of Martin Luther King's birthday, Fork in the Road presents this collection of hi ... More >>
Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop
"I have a clean...and so can you, for just $6.92!"Have you been searching high and low for that "fantastic novelty house warming gift," as Amazon.com puts it? Have you been dreaming of a way to make it so that your "skin appears always fresh," while scrubbing your ass with the face of the man ... More >>
A total of 74 people were arrested yesterday as Occupy Wall Street protesters marched from Zuccotti Park to Times Square. 24 people were arrested and charged with criminal trespass at a LaGuardia Pl. Citibank. Witnesses and protesters say some of those arrested were trying to close their acco ... More >>
A situation comedy about Martin Luther King Jr. and a motel maid in Memphis in 1968? Involving cigarette-smoking shtick, a pillow fight, and a pleading phone call to a higher-up? Yes, Katori Hall's award-winning play The Mountaintop is all of that.
Joan Jett, Cheap Trick, the Monkees, Queen Latifah, Frankie Beverly and Maze, and Shaggy have all been announced as headliners for the 2011 series of Brooklyn Concerts, which are split evenly between the Martin Luther King Concert Series (held at Wingate Field) and the Seaside Summer Concert Series ... More >>
Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally on Saturday was part religious revival, part group therapy session. "Pray on your knees," Beck roared like a TV evangelist, and he warned that the country was "at a crossroads... we must advance or perish. I choose advance!" Sarah Palin generously extended her ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 18, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 31 The Hawks in May: A Day to Remember By Joe Flaherty On Saturday afternoon past, with the war gods supplying sunshine to heat their passions, the Legions of Decency and Death paraded down Fifth Avenue. Lik ... More >>
?uestlove dedicates this warehouse party to MLK
Danny Glover speaks at BAM's annual MLK celebration
These utterances are verbatim, folks--they were spewed in all seriousness by various partygoers and clubcrawlers--and it's my moral obligation to pass them on to you without comment. I mean without MUCH comment: "Why did Martin Luther King get credit for 'I have a dream'? It started in Gypsy!" (Sou ... More >>
Happy Martin Luther King Day! The New York Times celebrates by profiling Bed-Stuy's Martin Luther King Jr. Place, which "has only a handful of buildings that anybody lives in, a sprawling schoolyard playground and a small city park -- all pavement, no grass to speak of." Also, nearby the Marcy Hou ... More >>
Talking with Ken Tanabe, founder of Loving Day
An unexpected taste of Vietnam in Harlem's Little West Africa
Interracial roadtrip documentary takes Civil Rights out of monochrome
What the foreign press really thinks of us (hint: it's not all kittens and rainbows)
Students say a Marine Park brawl was kid stuff. Prosecutors are calling it race rage.
Protesters risk playing into GOP hands
His 1963 March on Washington 'Woke Up America'
A New Look at America's Most Unresolved Assassination
A Craving for Equal Justice
Politics Beyond Rhetoric
Recently, a Judge Threw Out a Case in Which the Defendant Cursed at a Police Officer. Ever Felt the Urge?