Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke looks back on the year the Apocalypse didn't happen.The world won't end in 2012. Why? Because LeBron James still has more NBA cha ... More >>
Whether serving as the multimillionaire cofounder of Def Jam Records, shouting down injustice at Occupy Wall Street, or stumping for the President of the Unites States of America, Russell Simmons -- the rap legend, media mogul, and dedicated vegan -- never stops reppin' the people.
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Yesterday afternoon, President Barack Obama led a rousing preacher-like rally in front of 9,200 supporters at the University of Miami BankUnited Center. Meanwhile, half-a-dozen Mitt Romney lovers on Ponce de Leon Boulevard held up signs screaming, "FIRE OBAMA."Inside, we tried to crash a taping for ... More >>
This past March, a secret memo from the anti-gay marriage group the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) leaked. It underlined plans to make "support for [traditional] marriage [editor: in their language, that means opposition to gay marriage] a key badge of Latino identity." Of course, it's od ... More >>
Barack Obama swept into town last night in full campaign mode. In a fundraiser at the Fillmore in Miami Beach, the president gave love to the crowd, props to the Heat, and a good ribbing to Republican rival Mitt Romney.During a 35-minute speech sandwiched between reggaeton songs, Obama sought to dra ... More >>
Barack Obama may have been the first sitting American president to announce his personal support of gay marriage. He may have repealed the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and allowed gay citizens to serve openly in the armed forces. He may have been the first president to appoint a Transgendered per ... More >>
In an interview with ABC News, President Barack Obama announced this afternoon that he now supports gay marriage. It's a striking change from the commander-in-chief on the same day that North Carolina's voters followed in Florida's footsteps in passing a gay marriage ban. "I think same-sex couples s ... More >>
When Barack Obama busted into a few bars from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at an Apollo Theatre performance, he reminded the entirety of the United States of why we elected him back in 2008: He's a total rock star!
If you're skeptical, just look at the numbers. MTV reports that sales of "Let's ... More >>
Last night, the merry band of Republicans running for president met for the second time in Florida for a debate. This time in Orlando for a debate sponsored by Google and Fox News that involved questions submitted by actual citizens, including Stephen Hill, a newly out and openly gay soldier stat ... More >>
Lady Gaga wants to meet with President Obama.
Following the news that 14-year old Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide after years of bullying, Gaga tweeted, "The past days I've spent reflecting, crying, and yelling. I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someones [sic] l ... More >>
In another public reaffirmation of his belief that gay people are going to make America lose wars, Florida Republican Congressman Allen West said at a dinner in Plant City Saturday night that "when you take the military and you tell it they must conform to the individual's behavior, then it' ... More >>
The American Conservative Union, the group now headed by Miami lobbyist Al Cardenas, has released their 2010 ratings of congress and they've deemed the three Cuban-American Republicans who represented much of Miami-Dade county not conservative. In fact, Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario and Lin ... More >>
In one of his last votes of his 18 year congressional career, retiring congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart was just one of 15 Republicans in the House to vote to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. He was joined in voting for the repeal by fellow Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, perhaps ... More >>
It's not clear whether or not Don't Ask, Don't Tell is dead for good yet, but it seems the final clump of dirt has been shoveled on the grave of another bigoted, anti-homosexual government policy. The Florida Department of Children and Families has announced that they won't appeal a decision that ... More >>
Ian Goldin/GetEQUAL.orgA GetEQUAL protester arrested earlier this year in D.C.Yesterday afternoon, President Obama gazed out over Alonzo Mourning's yard in Coral Gables, past the brightly-painted garden gnomes, and said to himself: What the fuck are giant weather balloons doing here?At least that ... More >>
Today, in a court room in California, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips issued an injunction that would prevent the U.S. military from enforcing its 17-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy which forbids homosexuals from serving openly in the military. About time. Though, The Washingto ... More >>
Gov. Charlie Crist, who it should be noted is no stranger to people snooping around trying to figure out his sexuality, says he would now be "inclined" to support repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. It's just the latest shift that separates Crist from his former par ... More >>
Breaking news: Charlie Crist 100 percent supports the idea of homosexuals having to hide or suppress their orientation in order to pursue their chosen career.In his State of the Union, President Obama promised to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the policy that prevents queer folk from serving openly ... More >>