Politics Noir


Automatic Voter Registration Laws Transform How People Register to Vote

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Chair of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration.

Bill aimed at protecting voters of color passes Senate Elections Committee

State Sen. Zellnor Y. Myrie, chair of elections, introduced and the Senate Elections Committee passed a law that will safeguard all New Yorkers’ rights to make their voices heard at the ballot box.

Congress traveling the country to hear evidence of voting rights violations

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Chair of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration, will hold field hearings to hear from citizens about their recent voter registration and voting experiences.

Booker launches presidential campaign tour in Newark

Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker launched a national campaign tour Saturday with a major rally in the New Jersey city where he served as mayor, as he looks to break out of a crowded 2020 field of more than a ...

Reparations for descendants of the slave trade emerges as Democrats’ campaign platform

Reparations have fast become a major platform for Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination.

6 lies and truths about Black unemployment under Trump’s administration

Since taking over the White House, President Donald Trump has had a lot to say about Black unemployment rates in the country.

AG Letitia James/coalition challenge Trump administration attempt to ask citizenship question to 2020 Census

New York Attorney General Letitia James, leading a coalition of 18 states, 16 local governments and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, filed a merits brief in the United States Supreme Court in the case challenging the Trump administration’s attempt to ...

Council Member Robert Cornegy sets Guinness World Record

Standing 6 feet 10 inches tall, Brooklyn City Council Member Robert Cornegy is the world’s tallest male politician.

Eliminate the Electoral College and bring on reparations, Warren says

In her quest to win the Black vote, Sen. Elizabeth Warren picked the right time, the right subjects and the right place to throw her support to reparations and several other significant issues.

Congress pushes to reauthorize VAWA

Members of the House recently unveiled a plan to reintroduce the Violence Against Women Act.

AG James keeps her promise on Trump

New York's attorney general has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump's business dealings, taking action after his former lawyer told Congress he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans.

Senator Kamala Harris and Rep. Yvette Clarke Reintroduce Legislation to Commission Statue Honoring U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm

Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) reintroduced a bill directing Congress to commission a statue of former U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm to be displayed in the United States Capitol.

Senate Majority passes gun safety legislation

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation this week creating stronger regulations for the safe storage of firearms and the appearances of imitation weapons to prevent unintentional gun violence. Sen. Liz Krueger and Sen. Brad Hoylman sponsored the bills.

The Congressional Black Caucus: Not always in headlines, but never on the sidelines

What does the Congressional Black Caucus do? It takes Majority Whip James Clyburn to make it understandable.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters holding credit bureaus accountable and repairing a broken system

Today, at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Who’s Keeping Score? Holding Credit Bureaus Accountable and Repairing a Broken System,”