Politics Noir


Unions go to bat for Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Local labor unions have jumped to New York State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins’ defense after a hedge fund manager and political donor made racially charged comments about her in a Facebook post.

Brooklyn assemblyman raises the question on why are there nuclear weapons

“The United States does not have the moral authority to speak out against North Korea’s nuclear weapons when they remain silent about Israel’s nuclear weapons,” Assemblyman Charles Barron stated in an email to the AmNews.

Brooklyn District Attorney candidate night at Medgar Evers College

The Brooklyn NAACP and the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College are hosting the Brooklyn District Attorney Candidate Night Thursday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. at Medgar Evers College (1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn).

Trump calls removal of Confederate monuments 'so foolish'

President Donald Trump on Thursday denounced the removal of monuments to Confederate figures as "sad" and "so foolish," days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to Charlottesville, Virginia, to violently protest the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate ...

A rogue president

The fissure in the nation’s race relations experienced a more tragic chasm in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend, and it also signaled a further collapse of the Trump administration.

Trump says both sides to blame amid Charlottesville backlash

In a remarkable news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower, President Donald Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday on both sides of the conflict, equating the white supremacists on one side with the "alt-left" on the other ...

VIDEO: Trump calls KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists 'repugnant'

President Donald Trump directly condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis in a statement from the White House Monday afternoon.

Trump lashes out at black CEO who quits council

One of America's most prominent black CEOs quit President Trump's manufacturing council on Monday over Trump's failure to condemn white supremacists.

Merck CEO quits Trump council over Charlottesville

Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier quit President Trump's manufacturing council on Monday after Trump failed to condemn white supremacists.

Omarosa Manigault spars with black journalist convention panel

White House aide Omarosa Manigault's chilly reception on a panel at a convention for black journalists Friday spiraled into a screaming match following questions about President Donald Trump's views on police brutality

Trump -- once again -- fails to condemn the alt-right, white supremacists

President Donald Trump, a man known for his bluntness, was anything but on Saturday, failing to name the white supremacists or alt-right groups at the center of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

President Obama's policies still drive economic growth

In May of 2017, the Black unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years: 7.5 percent. Then, in June, the jobless rate for Blacks fell to 7.1 percent, before rising to 7.4 percent in July, according to the latest ...

Council Member Laurie Cumbo gives birth

Brooklyn City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo welcomes a baby boy.

At 200-day mark, Trump nominations still lag

On President Donald Trump's 200th day in office, he still lags far behind his predecessors in staffing up his administration, both in terms of nominations and confirming those positions.

Trump just won't stop talking about Russia

There was a line of thinking in Washington this week that President Donald Trump might scale back his rhetoric on the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russia, the result of a new White House chief of staff in John Kelly ...