Politics Noir


Trump refused to attend the NAACP Convention because he didn’t want to do Q&A

President Donald Trump reportedly canceled a supposed appearance at the 110th NAACP National Convention this year in Detroit.

Robert Morgenthau, longest-serving Manhattan DA, dead at 99

Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau has died.

Fallout continues over ‘send her back’ chant targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar

Supporters of President Donald Trump at his recent rally in North Carolina pointed their pitchforks against the Democratic Congresswoman Somalian Ilhan Omar, who represents Minnesota’s 5th congressional district.

State Sens. Brian Benjamin and Kevin Parker endorse Kamala Harris for U.S. president

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris earned the endorsements of several local elected officials from five different states. The list includes New York State Sens. Brian Benjamin and Kevin Parker.

Minority and Women Business Enterprise bill signed into law

The MWBE Program Extension bill sponsored by Senator James Sanders Jr. was signed into law reauthorizing reforms, and extending the MWBE program until 2024.

Cuomo signs pay equity legislation

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo used the U.S. Women’s World Cup ticker-tape parade to announce pay equity legislation.

U.S. House votes to condemn President Trump’s use of social media to spread racist messages

On July 16, the U.S. House voted 240-187 to condemn the racist language of Donald Trump in a series of twitter communications over the weekend.

New York raises statewide smoking age to 21

New York is the latest state to raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 in an effort to discourage teens from getting hooked.

Governor signs bill giving access to Trump’s state tax returns

Unlike the often passive-aggressive demeanor of congressional Democrats, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and certainly Attorney General Tish James, are not intimidated by Trump.

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas pled guilty to stealing campaign funds and lying about those funds on a disclosure to the State Board of Elections.

We’re not done: the Queens DA race heads to a recount

It looked like change was eminent in Queens politics, but a voter recount might say otherwise.

Gov. Cuomo signs equal pay law

As New York City celebrates the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s ticker-tape parade, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an equal pay bill into law.

Being Black and Republican in the era of Trump presents real challenges

It's likely that identifying as a Republican today isn’t as easy as it once was, particularly with President Donald Trump’s policies.

Sen. Bernie Sanders delivers keynote at Black press event, labels Trump ‘racist and worst President in history’

One night after many pundits said he acquitted himself well in the debate in Miami between himself and other 2020 Democratic Presidential hopefuls, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders arrived in Cincinnati to deliver the keynote address at the National Newspaper Publishers ...

Census citizenship question blocked by Supreme Court, partisan gerrymandering continues

Reports indicate that the Supreme Court has ruled the question of citizenship cannot be asked on the 2020 U.S. Census.