This year's dumbest controversy has been over whether Santa Claus, who is 100 percent real, is permitted to be any color or ethnicity other than the whitest white. But a spin through the archives of the New York Times reveals that Santa has been intermittently black for more than 100 years. Someone ... More >>
Lew Zuchman: a mug shot for freedomFifty years ago this month, black and white Freedom Riders set out on buses for the South to challenge local segregation laws, particularly in bus terminals' restaurants and waiting rooms. Their 1961 journey became a turning point in the civil rights movement when ... More >>
"What does it matter what you say about someone?" Marlene Dietrich says about Orson Welles at the end of Touch Of Evil. What, indeed? Except that now, at the end, we should say a few things about George Steinbrenner that even out the other things we remember all too well: the ridiculous outbu ... More >>
Funerals can be about politics, especially when the deceased is as influential as Bill Tatum was. The longtime owner of the Amsterdam News drew a crowd of hundreds at Riverside Church last Friday, and most of the speakers were politicians, including the minister who presided, Rev. Al Sharpton.None o ... More >>
Remembering the Grambling legend and his unusual friend
As Ferrer stumbles, the skinny congressman from Brooklyn muscles up
Joel Klein claimed that the axed 'social promotion' dissenters resigned. This was a lie.
Where Was the UFT? And the Principals Union?
CORE Hustles White Firms With Race
Why Jesse Jackson's Political Comeback Seems Doomed
Are Civil Rights Leaders Frontin for Hip Hop Gangstas?
Must the NAACP Include Racists?
Una Clarke Tramples on the Truth, Friends, and the Law
An Administration 'Of, For, and By White People' Has No Time or Room for Blacks
'When Everybody Fails My Child, How Come Nobody Gets Fired?'