Politics Noir


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a longtime member of the United States Supreme Court, has died at the age of 87, the Supreme Court confirmed in a statement.

Trump gloats on the Gulf States deal as he loses favor in US Midwest

Lots of fanfare and whoop-de-doo from Trump as two Gulf States—Bahrain and the UAE—signed an agreement Tuesday, Sept. 15, to normalize their relations with Israel.

Voter suppression tactics in full force as Election Day nears

The general election is less than two months away and reports of voter suppression tactics being used to prevent certain groups from casting their ballots are in full swing.

Juneteenth designated as state and public holiday in New Jersey

With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation designating the third Friday in June of each year, Juneteenth Day.

Trump disparages the war dead

When you have lied and defamed people as much as Trump has, it’s easy to believe the current reports that he privately disparaged the war dead, calling the deceased troops “suckers” and “losers.”

AG Letitia James renews suspension of state debt collection for sixth time

New York Attorney General Letitia James recently announced that the state will again renew, for the sixth time.

De Blasio takes Obama pledge to improve policing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took a pledge to improve police oversight and address extrajudicial police force.

Scott Stringer announces mayoral run

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the day after Labor Day, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced that he’s running for mayor

NYC Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia resigns

New York City Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia resigned Tuesday, the Department of Transportation confirms.

NYC gets ballot tracking, other key improvements ahead of November election

The New York City Board of Elections appears to be slowly improving things following significant issues of disenfranchisement during the state’s June primary.

NY AG James empanels grand jury in Daniel Prude case

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Saturday that she will empanel a grand jury as part of her investigation into the death of Daniel Prude in Rochester.

Trump trips in Kenosha

For a Democratic governor and for the mayor of Kenosha, Wisconsin to ask Trump to reconsider his visit is like extending him an open invitation.

Fabiana Pierre-Louis becomes first Black woman to serve on NJ State Supreme Court

Fabiana Pierre-Louis makes history becoming the first Black woman to serve on the New Jersey State Supreme Court.

Video of NYCHA tenants during RNC should be probed for Hatch Act violations: official

City Councilman Ritchie Torres on Sunday called for the Inspector General of the New York City Housing Authority to investigate whether President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign violated the Hatch Act

Black Americans scarce at GOP convention

Opening night at the 2020 Republican National Convention featured several prominent African Americans, none more outspoken and rhetorically consistent a Republican than Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.