Politics Noir


Steph Curry, Obama team up for mentoring PSA

Credit Steph Curry with an assist in President Barack Obama's call to mentor young people.

Sanders fans pitch Coney Island voters

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders brought the carnival-like atmosphere of his campaign to Coney Island last Thursday, delivering a stump speech that hit on how to cope with climate change in a part of the city where Superstorm Sandy took lives ...

‘One person, one vote’ upheld

The case of “one person, one vote” was settled yesterday in the Supreme Court, 8-0. This ruling was a major victory for civil rights advocates, who opposed the challenge that legislative districts be drawn based solely on eligible voters and ...

Obama bill bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons

In a move that many anti-penitentiary activists deem to be progressive, President Barack Obama issued executive orders to ban solitary confinement as a form of punishment for juveniles in federal prisons.

New York mayor defends racial joke told with Hillary Clinton

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday defended a racial joke he told Saturday night during a skit with Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, saying critics were "missing the point."

Sanders rally brings all boroughs to the Bronx

Last week Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders brought his message of economic and social justice to the South Bronx, one of the poorest parts of New York City, where residents welcomed the positive attention on the national stage.

Sanders wins Wisconsin

If the Democratic primaries were like the Republican winner-take-all in delegates, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ victory in Wisconsin Tuesday would be of greater consequence.

Sanders and Clinton return ‘home’ for votes

The gauntlet has been thrown as Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders go head-to-head in the April 19 New York primary election.

Michelle Obama hits back against 'hateful' rhetoric

First lady Michelle Obama lauded diversity and immigration while shunning harmful political language during an event marking the Persian New Year Wednesday.

TRANSCRIPT - Hillary Clinton speech at the Apollo Theater

The full transcript of Hillary Clinton's speech at the Apollo Theater on March 30. 2016

Fidel on Obama visit: ‘No empire building here!’

Fidel Castro speaks his mind on President Obama's recent visit to Cuba.

Hillary Clinton holds rally in Harlem

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came to Harlem Tuesday to drum up support during the final weeks before the New York primary.

The Amsterdam News endorses Hillary Clinton for president

We unequivocally endorse Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary for president.

Hillary Clinton asks New Yorkers to have her back -- again

Hillary Clinton asked New Yorkers to back her in 2000 as the first first lady to run for Senate. She asked for their help again when she ran for re-election in 2006 and president in 2008.

Mumia’s condition worsens

Activist community responds to worsening conditions of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.