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Inspired by John Oliver, Recalling Malcolm X: Comedy's Explosive Potential for the Left

Sam Sussman | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Sam Sussman

What primarily seems funny to Colbert and Stewart is politics itself, with its hypocrisies, oversized egos, and 'gotcha' moments. For Oliver, its real humor is the tragicomic efficiency with which powerful corporations can get away with pretty much anything they want.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

Defending the Dream in Ferguson: Vest or Vote

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

This past weekend, hundreds took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in continued protests, forums, and demonstrations seeking justice for Mike Brown and other victims as part of the highly organized Ferguson October weekend of civil disobedience.

Malcolm X's Former Mosque Becomes Bastion Of Interfaith Work

online.wsj.com | Posted 08.16.2014 | Religion

Masjid Malcolm Shabazz has been a center of African-American Muslim life in Harlem since Malcolm X began preaching there in 1956. But gone are the ...

LeRoi Jones' Dutchman at The Classical Theater of Harlem

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

As mounted by the consistently wonderful Classical Theater of Harlem in tandem with National Black Theater, this 50th anniversary production of Dutchman is the most gripping 45 minutes in town.

'Whose Banquet Is it Anyway?' (Luke 14:1, 7-14)

Shanell T. Smith | Posted 10.26.2013 | Religion
Shanell T. Smith

What if America was a banquet, and at this banquet the servings were fair wages, just trials, civil rights and liberties, but offered by invitation only? According to those who "March(ed) on Washington," this was exactly the case.

Boy Wonder -- Guy Wood Jr., Harlems' New Face

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 10.09.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Travyon Martin. The name has a ring to it. Besides being famous as the center of the most talked about case in recent American news, his tragic death ...

Chatting With Peter Frampton, Bruce Hornsby and Mike Andrews

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I always try to make stuff that affects me and I think that if given the chance, a lot of music that doesn't seem like the formula of what might be a hit would be more popular. There's a lot of great music that doesn't sound like whatever. Everything sounds very dance-y now."

Presidential Ungratefulness

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

While America honors the legacy of civil rights color-bearer Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., it is ironic that President Obama betrays his memory. In...

Manning Marable: In His Own Words

Democracy Now! | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Manning Marable, 60, died on April 1, 2011. He was a professor of public affairs, history and African American Studies at Columbia University and the ...

The Beauty We Fear Part 4: From Mark Twain to Malcom X (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
G. Roger Denson

Even when Americans began to travel to Muslim lands, from the start they displayed a more diverse response to Islam and its mosques, which over the course of a century graduated from the crude to the reverent.

Creed Cred

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Hammering the President these days has become a cottage industry. You're even allowed to call him a terrorist by citing his refusal to answer the key question: "When did you stop being a Muslim?"

Mad Men Recap: You Are Not a Good Person

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

Though less exciting, this episode served a necessary purpose, putting Allison's breakdown, Pete's pregnancy, and Peggy in the foreground.

Thomas Hagan Granted Parole: Malcolm X Assassin The Last Of Three To Be Paroled

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — One of three men convicted of killing Malcolm X 45 years ago was granted release from weekends in prison in his 17th appearance b...

Cold Case: Coming to Grips With Racial Killings in America

Hasan Kwame Jeffries | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hasan Kwame Jeffries

There will be no justice for the vast majority of victims of racially motivated murder. But as the Justice Department closes the book on several of these cases, I hope we don't close our eyes to this chapter in American history.

Final Thoughts on Beer Summits and Postracial Paradoxes

Jonathan Rieder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Rieder

Now that the dust from the Gates dust-up has settled, a bit of perspective is in order. Glib invocations of a color-blind society were always too breathless.

TriBeCa Interview: Spike Lee Doin' Work

Matthew-Lee Erlbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matthew-Lee Erlbach

The goal in fiction and documentary making is to tell the story. I never try to lose sight of that.

Al Zawahiri: Much Ado About Nothing

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jamal Dajani

It still amazes me how after seven years, the U.S. media is still suckered by what al-Qaeda leaders have to say or preach. Hardly anyone in the Middle East these days pays close attention to their speeches.