Get in the ring with will power
Stylistically, rap has exploded, and the pieces fall everywhere from the mind-bogglingly complex to the unbelievably simple, from the brazenly dissident to the unapologetically mainstream. Rappers' influences seem to come from everywhere, but the stylistic differences between an Aesop Rock and a 2 C ... More >>
When details began emerging about the Oak Creek, Wis. massacre, reports indicated that the suspected shooter, Wade Michael Page, was a white supremacist and had played in a neo-Nazi band called "End Apathy." The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, had been keeping tabs on Page s ... More >>
Over the past few weeks, we've been waiting for some fallout -- any fallout -- with black Americans over President Obama's support for same-sex marriage. Instead of the promised backlash, we've mostly heard the sound of crickets (unless you count the sounds of support from a majority of polled black ... More >>
On Thursdays, Scientologists race to turn in their weekly stats, and we like to do the same, looking at how the church has fared around the world. This week, before we get to a couple of press items, we're going to start with something special. One of our tipsters sent us something that we always ... More >>
What we've learned from years of reporting on Scientology is that if you don't watch carefully, it will get its tentacles into your school district or worm its way into your local city council chambers or somehow use one of its "secular" front groups to fool some other group of chuckleheads who don' ... More >>
There's been so much enturbulation in the underground bunker lately, it's been hell on the cats, who just want to catch up on their sleep. So we installed one of those kitty hi-rises this week and it was an instant hit. The little carnivores are remaining more calm in their tiny carpeted condos whil ... More >>
The Tampa Bay Times has done it again with another explosive report on the Church of Scientology. Drew Harwell's thorough report shows an alarming partnership between Scientology and the Nation of Islam that has drained dry a troubled charter school in Dunedin, Florida. We also have a startling rep ... More >>
Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.
Your reward for slogging through the impenetrable Dianetics: Face time with Farrakhan!There's nothing like the Fourth of July weekend to amp up our pursuit of happiness and help us reflect on what this country stands for: freedom, baby! Of course, having our great freedoms of conscience and ... More >>
Why do they scream and curse at you?
These days, there's nothing attention grabbing about rappers who sing, whether it's Andre 3000's amped squawk, an Auto-Tune-enabled Kanye West, or Lil Wayne's upcoming Riker's Island shower room spirituals. This week the canon sees new album additions from one-time Goodie Mob member Cee-Lo Gr ... More >>
Can't the president catch a goddamn break these days? All the man wanted to do was enjoy a burger, maybe a hot dog with some extra salt, on this sunny holiday weekend, but some thuggish types from the Nation of Islam had to engage in aa sort of "stand-off" outside. On the opposing end? None o ... More >>
For years, HBO's Sex and the City made New York City an excitable frontier of moneyed men, inexplicably well-off women (despite shitty writing jobs that realistically pay nothing), and a world where everyone is someone else's plus-one. And that frontier was then seized upon by basically every ... More >>
No songs per se, but plenty of deep grooves on Mama Gun's latest
Voice staff writer Chris Thompson not only knew the Oakland reporter shot dead by a follower of the Yusuf Bey family, he'd also incurred the family's wrath
Farrakhan Brings It All Back Home
From Kanye West to Louis Farrakhan, new signs of gay friendliness among African Americans
Times to Foxnews.com Columnist: Go Away
Coalition Sets Deadline for Repealing Rockefeller Drug Laws
If You're Black, Who's Got Your Back?
Five Percenters 'Build' on Negative Press
The Minister vs. the Mogul
The Last Will of Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad
Are Civil Rights Leaders Frontin for Hip Hop Gangstas?
Why Louis Farrakhan is Desperate to Meet Joe Lieberman
A Politically Pragmatic Promise
With a Sex-Harassment Suit Hanging Over His Head, Some Are Wondering Whether Nation of Islam Minister Benjamin Muhammad Is Fit to Lead the Million Family March
Anti-Zionist Hasidim in Landmark Meeting With Nation of Islam Leader
A History of the Confrontational Politics That Led to the 'Assault' on Councilman Bill Perkins by the Bully Boys of The Million Youth March
Two Factions of the Black Muslim Movement Clash Over a Newspaper Route, But the Roots of the Conflict Are Much Deeper
Khallid Muhammad says FBI warned aides about Nation of Islam Death threats
A Mystery Virus Triggers Rumors of a Murder Plot Against the Cancer-Stricken Louis Farrakhan and Talk of a Power Struggle Inside His Nation Of Islam
Bloodsucking, headhunting, and other racial myths about new york's reputed black separatist cults
Kwame Ture's last freedom ride
Malcolm: 'I'm Not Against Jews. I'm Against Racists.'
Farrakhan Heir Bolts from Black Muslim Following to Lead a Hip Hop Movement
An investigation by the joint terrorist task force adds to the Million Youth March leader's woes
Stone-Deaf, Dumb as a Post, Blind as a Bat
Faction Says Black Muslim Founder Has Returned To Oust Farrakhan