Politics Noir


Senators urge Trump Administration to halt deportation of Mauritanians

Harris, Thompson, Nadler, Lofgren, Beatty Lead Lawmakers in Letter to Urge Administration to Halt Deportation of Black Mauritanians

How 3 Black candidates are running post-Obama

When Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old Black Florida high school student, was shot to death by a neighborhood watchman, African-Americans — voters, bloggers, columnists, lawmakers, activists and academics — wanted to hear from the nation’s first Black president.

NAACP monitoring possible voter suppression tactics in Georgia governor's race

The nation’s foremost civil rights organization is closely monitoring possible voter suppression in the state of Georgia stemming from Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s ongoing failure to process over 53,000 voter registration applications.

U.S. Sen Cory Booker introduces legislation to fight national poverty

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker recently introduced a new bicameral bill that will expand the 10-20-30 anti-poverty formula to a significantly larger group of federal accounts to ensure more funds are targeted to persistent poverty communities without raising taxes or adding ...

Michael Bloomberg changes party affiliation, re-registers as Democrat

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced he is changing his voter registration to Democrat.

Obama issues second round of midterm endorsements

President Barack Obama issued a second round of midterm endorsements, lending his name in support of 260 Democratic candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House, and state legislature.

Anthony Weiner to be released from prison early

Former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner is set to be released from prison about three months earlier than initially scheduled, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.

Advocates encourage voting rights for New York parolees

The politics of fear and the false connection between race, dangerousness, and criminality have served as obstacles to parole justice for far too long, according to Anthony Thompson, the director of the New York University Law Center on Race Inequality ...

Cuomo finally raises the age

It took some years, but activists have pushed the governor to raise the age. But is it enough?

Robert Jackson never really left

“The head of the snake has been cut off…meaning Jeff Klein,” said Robert Jackson. “But we need to flip several more seats in order to have a direct impact.”

Primaries signal a progressive wave in NY

Let New York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo tell it and the rumored progressive wave is just a ripple. But outside of his victory, the rumors are true.

Requiem for the IDC

Primary night in New York State possibly signaled the beginning of something new: elected Democrats pushing a Democratic agenda in Albany.

Political Musical Chairs

Be careful what you ask for!

New York State primary election results

Andrew Cuomo is one step closer to getting a third term as he wins a sweeping victory against activist and actress Cynthia Nixon during Thursday's state primary election.

Voters head to the polls for primary elections

As New Yorkers head to the polls for the upcoming Primary Elections Sept. 13, when it comes to issues and which candidates matter, poll numbers give an overwhelming snapshot as to where voters are.