In the late 1940s and '50s there was no bigger American media star than Arthur Godfrey, who had become known and loved for his intimate, folksy radio news personality and went on to host programs like the wildly popular daily CBS variety show Arthur Godfrey Time. Beginning in 1953 Godfrey broadcas ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke recalls Miami's shunning of a great late icon. As world leaders memorialized Nelson Mandela last week in Johannesburg, Miami media ... More >>
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 has some advice for the President. While it was nice to see President Barack Obama finally address the nation about his blackne ... More >>
Miami has a serious pot problem. According to a study released yesterday by the ACLU, Miami-Dade is one of the most aggressive and racially biased counties in the country when it comes to marijuana arrests. Not only did Miami have the ninth most marijuana arrests of any American city in 2010, but ... More >>
A hostile Supreme Court and a feckless Obama administration have gone too far.
Photo by Bek AndersenIn the hot-as-balls summer of 2009, three dudes from New York City -- rappers Himanshu "Heems" Suri and Victor "Kool A.D." Vazquez, and hype guy Ashok "Dapwell" Kondabolu -- banded together under the vaguely ominous moniker Das Racist, made some beats, spit some rhymes, smok ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreUncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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, who lost in Tuesday's mayoral election, lets voters explain why they chose him.I raised only $12,000 ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 lays out his ideas to fix Miami's inner city neighborhoods. While it was nice to see Tony Crapp Jr., an African American ... More >>
Photo by Cecile MaurelSteel Pulse founder David Hinds.In the run-up to massive reggae fest Bayside Rocks, Crossfade's already spoken with Frederick "Toots" Hibbert about the birth of reggae. We've also convened with Puerto Rican crew Cultura Profética. (Not to mention, we've spent the week revis ... More >>
The Twitter user who rattled Miami Hurricanes Quarterback Jacory Harris by directing racially tinged insults towards him through the web service has been found, and he is not backing down. Since taking heat for the remarks he's gotten into fights with other Twitter users and freely used racial slurs ... More >>
A little more than a year ago, former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer made headlines by condemning President Barack Obama's address to the nation's schoolchildren on their first day of school as a "use of taxpayer dollars to indoctrinate America's children to his socialist agenda." Gr ... More >>
New Times Best of Miami issue hits the streets this week. With this post, Riptide 2.0 provides an appetizer. The main course/entire issue will appear on the website Tuesday afternoon. Best Politician Michelle Spence-Jones She was elected in 2005, and not a moment has passed without ... More >>
From Naked Politics: "The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee just unanimously approved a bill to strike the word "shylock" and "shylocking" from Florida statutes, where it's used synonymously and repetitiously with the term "loan shark." ...The word is named after the [Jewish] villain in Shakesp ... More >>
Your racist uncle thinks Latinos and Asians and other assorted immigrants are only good for Taco's, General Tso's Chicken and other assorted food court delicacies. Your racist uncle is, like always, wrong. "Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians are a political and economic powerhouse in Florida contributi ... More >>
Art that rocks you to the core.
Thanks a load, Minutemen. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a well-known civil rights group, released a report Monday that links a 48 percent spike in hate groups since 2000 to anti-immigrant rhetoric that fuels headlines and hours of cable TV. The center counted 888 organizations it considers hate ... More >>
In honor of the last dwindling hours of the last day (thanks to Mr. Leap Year) of Black History Month, the Bike Blog presents this honorific post to one of the greatest bicyclists of all time, Marshall W. “Major” Taylor.
A century of memories from black America
The National Hip-Hop Political Convention sets an agenda for a new generation
Miami Commissioner Art Teele survived an attempted coup d'état. Now it's payback time.
Welcome to the great Rosie O'Donnell controversy
Writers share memories of a divided Florida
Max Rameau switches gears on how to get a civilian investigative panel focused on county cops
A county firefighter lights a fuse by accusing his superiors of racially tinged arrogance
Will Eddie Lee Macklin accomplish more in death than he did in life? Don't count on it.
Come next week, the City of North Miami will be a very different place
Miami-Dade County has a hands-off policy toward its schoolchildren, but that doesn't mean corporal punishment has gone away
A half-century before the Tiger Woods era, black Miamians fought a losing battle to hit the links
Out of the Box
In choosing Rev. Richard Dunn to fill in for Miller Dawkins, commissioners saved Miami's citywide election soul -- for now
Even through her own struggle with the disease, Rhaynetta Cheatham has worked tirelessly to bring AIDS awareness where it's most needed: Miami's black community
If racial strife and political bickering were crimes, the entire staff of Dade County's corrections department would be locked up
When Dade's Chamber of Commerce considered backing FIU instead of FAMU in the fight for a new state law school, they figured it would be a walk in the park
Two Metro-Dade fire department officials are demoted after the storm. They say it's because they're black.