It's fair to call it the Obama Effect: leaders in the black community, old and young, political and cultural, are coming out of the closet to back same-sex marriage. And they are a motley crew, from the legacy NAACP, to the rapper 50 Cent, who just a couple years ago suggested that if you're a man " ... More >>
Democratic Senator Robert Byrd passed away last week at age 92. Among the items in his lengthy CV was a year-long membership in the Ku Klux Klan. He also had some kind words for that organization and its principles thereafter. Eventually Byrd denounced his Klan involvement as "my biggest mistake.. ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. The Lone Star State: A School History Author: C.R. Wharton Date: 1932 ... More >>
The mayor and his schools chancellor make their stand at the schoolhouse door
After his first year, Obama shows his true face
Race and history trouble The Country Girl and Sound and the Fury; Thurgood gets them right.
New Orleans children are abandoned again, this time in Baton Rouge schools
In 1954, the Supreme Court thought it had ended public school segregation. It was wrong.
Has any present Supreme Court justice seen a cop lying on the witness stand?
A muddled doc examines the fight for school desegregation
Where Was the UFT? And the Principals Union?
He Can Designate Any of Us an Enemy Combatant
Can the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Campaign Be Saved?
What Is 'A Sound Basic Education'?
Keeping the FBI Lawful
One City Agency That Didn't Take a Budget Cut
Brooklyn Boss Leaves Trail of Campaign and Judicial Scandals
Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy's Troublesome Word
Equal Protection for Whom?
McCarthyism Can Rise Again
Are They Africans or Americans?
Orwellian Justice on Campus
Spike Lee Mounts His Revenge on Black Hollywood
Five Percent of the Vote Means $12 Million Next Time
Our Historical Illiteracy
The Mayor Should Come to P.S. 110
What Will Happen to the Constitution If Clinton Is Convicted?
'What Was the State of Georgia Doing in Hardwick's Bedroom?'