Princeton University professor Cornel West was among a few dozen protesters arrested at a solidarity march in New York on Friday as OWS activists locked arms with members of progressive groups in front of a Harlem police station. The crowd of a couple of hundred was protesting the practice of “stop-and-frisk,” which allows officers to stop and search city residents on the street. (more)
By the time Rep. Jo Bonner, the top-ranking Republican on the House ethics committee, was halfway through his commentary about the alleged wrongdoings of veteran Congressman Charlie Rangel (above), it was clear that what was at stake was ... (continued)
Making a move that, while certainly bold, may not help his case much in the end, Rep. Charles Rangel decided to peace out of a House ethics committee meeting as members deliberated over charges of ethics violations against Rangel himself.
A friend of mine, J.M. Zimmerman, once stated that to revitalize our schools, engage our children and ultimately save our planet will require “the death of education and its rebirth.” Sometimes systems are so flawed that they need to be scrapped and replaced rather than fiddled with or fixed.
Vowing that “this city is going to deal with the blood of Sean Bell,” the Rev. Al Sharpton joined hundreds of New Yorkers in a march through Harlem to protest this week’s acquittal of three police officers involved in the 2006 shooting that claimed the 23-year-old Bell’s life and injured two friends on his wedding day.
What will it take to end the bitter standoff between WGA screenwriters and studio big cheeses? Stephen Colbert tries an innovative—and inspiring—approach by breaking into “Go Down Moses” with some help from the Harlem Gospel Choir and “Blink” author Malcolm Gladwell.