When black Florida teen Trayvon Martin was shot dead by apparently crazed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman earlier this year, his parents -- Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton -- took on the sudden responsibility, like it or not, of becoming justice fighters against the greater evil of racism in ... More >>
Here's one way to deal with the blues.Welcome to the most depressing day of the year. Statistics indicate that y'all are bummed out. Your bank account is drained after the holidays. You still have a post-ecstasy fog from that New Year's eve bender. And it's still almost six months until summe ... More >>
Ted SoquiGay marriage supporters in West Hollywood.The Proposition 8 hearing is underway at the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, with pro-Prop. 8 attorney Charles Cooper laying out his case for why anti-gay marriage forces have legal standing to appeal U.S. District Cour ... More >>
New film documents America's funkiest TV dance show
View more photos in Colin Young-Wolff's "The Crystal Method Secret Show @ Echoplex" slideshow. Colin Young-WolffIf electronic dance music ever gets its own This Is Spinal Tap-like parody, The Crystal Method would have to be the film's hard-partying, amplifier-past-10 inspiration. Not that t ... More >>
Queer Town talked with Jeffrey King the other day, and he was not happy. A prominent figure in the gay community and founder of In The Meantime Men's Group, a South Los Angeles outreach organization for gay black men, King was frustrated with power gays -- black and white -- the gay mainstream as a ... More >>
LA Weekly Music Editor Randall Roberts is live-tweeting from the Michael Jackson memorial this morning through @laweeklymusic and @liledit. Here are some of his most recent observations: Jennifer Hudson just blew mariah off the stage. 8 minutes ago from TwitterBerry Tears in staples for lati ... More >>
LA Weekly Music Editor Randall Roberts is live-tweeting from the Michael Jackson memorial this morning through @laweeklymusic and @liledit. Here are some of his most poignant observations: Crowds gathered on overpases to catch a glimpse of the hearse half a minute ago from TwitterBerry Just bi ... More >>
View photos from the Michael Jackson memorial at the Staples Center. And then the casket came in, and washed away the helicopter swarms and camera eyes staring at us outside. We, the few witnesses, an itsy representation of the world at large, gathered in an arena downtown to bid farewell. Before t ... More >>
Originally published Wednesday, August 16, 2000
By Marc Cooper It was far too beautiful a day in Southern California to have spent much time following the West Virginia primary. Taking a late afternoon bike ride is when I finally tuned into the results -- just in time to hear Hillary's victory crow. What a humdinger! She more or less lifted Jes ... More >>
How a troubled old guild is being saved by a gutsier, newly radicalized crowd
L.A.ís middle class embraced $3,000 mortgages. Will a recession ensue?
Freestyle riffs & ruminations on black music and pop culture at the dawn of 2007
...and nuances of brown
This week's pick, Beautiful City. Also The Chase Lounge, Jackson Frost and more
Before Killer Katrina, there was Ivan the Terrible
DemocracyFest 2005: Let the squealing begin
Dan Ratherís Evening News exit
The decline of black politics in America
Any liberals left who havenít gone off the cliff for Gray?
Will the real Senator Lieberman please stand up?
The odd and troubling origins of todayís anti-war movement
Protest coverage, Brazil's elections and Bush's scary policy paper
The Nation vs. The Weekly Standard
Gray and Sharon Davis take on Bill Simon
Of Rodney King, Jesse Jackson and Irvin Landrum Jr.
A protesterís guide to Inauguration Day
Why a vote for Nader will weaken, not build, the progressive movement
Sometimes itís enough to save full-time jobs
Why the SEIU caved and the UTU hung tough
An 'ordinary' execution gets completely out of hand
Al is tight. Bill is loose. Thatís it.
American liberalism at century's end