We weren't sure how the meeting would turn out between Reverend Jarrett Maupin II -- once considered the protégé to Al Sharpton -- and state House Speaker Andy Tobin, who called a black Democrat "very ghetto" yesterday.Maupin had invited us to the meeting this morning at Tobin's, while Tobin (poli ... More >>
Congressman Trent FranksFagala-fearing Congressman Trent Franks was asked by Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. on Monday night to answer questions about a constitutional balanced budget amendment."I'll take a shot at that," Franks responded.Franks' "shot" was a little off -- he responded wit ... More >>
Somos America's white-ribbon campaign has garnered the support of Jackie Robinson's daughter.Somos America, a Phoenix-based pro-immigrant group, has gained the first high-profile name for its white-ribbon campaign, which encourages players and fans to don a symbol of opposition to Senat ... More >>
northernsun.comIf he was around today, the Republinuts'd be calling him a commieWhat is it about some Republicrazies and conservatards that makes them think God is on their side? I mean, they really believe all liberals are godless atheists who worship Satan and hate religion, and that Jesus is thei ... More >>
Believe it or not, back in the day (three decades or so ago), the big news at the U.S.-Mexico border down in Cochise County wasn't illegal immigration--it was a religious cult led by a charismatic woman preacher named Frances Thomas. In 1979, Rev. Thomas moved her flock to a ... More >>
A white supremacist in the nativist nut bag... A fruitcake of nativist rage and looniness baking in the Arizona sun: That's what was generally to be found at Wesley Bolin Plaza this Saturday, June 5 for the pro-SB 1070 Phoenix Rising rally, which drew around 2,000 mostly white participants to ... More >>
Puente activist Sandra Castro's interview with Rev. Jesse JacksonI want to turn your attention to these two videos by Sandra Castro, an activist in Sal Reza's Puente Movement, which is based here in Phoenix. This footage of the Rev. Jesse Jackson was taken at the big pro-immigration rally in Washing ... More >>
Usually, folks like to compare Sheriff Joe to rather nefarious historical figures, you know, like Bull Connor, Idi Amin, Augusto Pinochet, Benito Mussolini (well, they're both Italian), and so on. But the Man from Galilee? The Prince of Peace? The Light of This World? Jesus Christ himself? That's t ... More >>
www.punditkitchen.comArizona Senator Jon Kyl isn't letting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid get away with racially charged comments he made about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.According to the recently released book Game Change, written about the 2008 presidential campaign b ... More >>
from http://twitter.com/ericluke Sick joke, or just sick? I'd be inclined to overlook this "Eric Luke" -- a Scottsdale musician-hipster, and apparent frame shop employee (nothing hip about that), who recently Twittered a wish to shoot the President "in the fuckin back of the head...oh boy." H ... More >>
Does Dan the Man still have a shot at the title? A new poll suggests that he might. "Keep hope alive," Jesse Jackson used to exclaim to Dems back in the day. Well, Dan Saban's camp is doing just that by releasing an internal poll that targets the nearly half million new voters added to county rolls ... More >>
Sibling authors empty the nest
One of the few ribbons in town Phil Gordon hasn't cut... With a handful of reporters and supporters looking on, mayoral hopeful Rev. Jarrett Maupin, the boy-wonder of PHX politics, cut the ribbon on his new campaign office downtown today, promising to "kick Phil's butt in this election," and taking ... More >>
http://www.ktar.com/ A face only Herman Munster's wife Lily could love. Darrell Ankarlo's KTAR 92.3 FM morning show is talk radio for people who think Dane Cook's a friggin' comic genius. His shtick is to appeal to the lowest common denominator while seeming reasonable and in possession of ... More >>
P-town's scratch-master sharpens his talons over Mayor Goober's crime stats, markers for dead cops and Jarrett Maupin's anti-N-word campaign
Thanks, KKKramer! Nothing like a lil' racism to boost sales. See what race-baiting does? You get caught on a cell-phone camera yelling the N-word at audience members, and suddenly your DVD sales are up 75%. That's the deal with season seven of Seinfeld post Kramer freak-out, and it's one reaso ... More >>
The blarney-lovin' buzzard's craw is full o' scuttlebutt from Covance's monkeyshines, trigger-happy Tasers, and Jello Biafra's Stinkweeds wig-out
Darrell Hammond smokes hams
Letters from the week of February 17, 2005
Jarret Maupin is the reverend Al's handpicked protégé. Is Phoenix City Hall ready?
Drama unlocks A Prison in the Heart
A comedy "king" fills the hall with laughter
The intentions outweigh the execution in Ice Cube's Barbershop
He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?
A Phoenix City Council race is pitting Hispanic hopes against black history
After years of wildly blasting the Chandler power structure, self-proclaimed civil rights advocate Ramon Gomez now finds himself under attack
From the week of January 4, 2001
Is Russell Simmons' 360HipHop.com the best hope to bring hip-hop culture onto the Internet?
On his way out of town, DJ Emile tells Phoenix where to get off
The president came to town and all I got was a good look at his red neck
Creepy parallel lives
A NORTHERN ARIZONA FOLK ARTIST REVEALS HIS ALTER EGO
IF SLICK WILLY WON'T MAKE THE CASE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE, WHO WILL? A NEW TIMES EXCLUSIVE.