Politics Noir


CBC meets with FBI director over 'Black Identity Extremist' report

FBI Director Christopher A. Wray failed to explain why the agency he leads changed the name of a domestic terrorism designation from “Black Separatist Extremists” to “Black Identity Extremist,” during a recent meeting with a group of Congressional Black Caucus ...

Candidates for City Council Speaker battle for seat

It was neither a love fest nor “The Hateful Eight” when candidates vying to be the next New York City Council speaker faced off Tuesday evening at the National Action Network

The Iconic John Conyers I know

I am troubled by the recent allegations of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior levelled against Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), but there is no way I can be impartial.

Conyers agrees to step aside from top spot on Judiciary amid allegations of sexual harassment

Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while fiercely denying he acted inappropriately during his long tenure in ...

Transition of power begins in New Jersey

On the heels of a victorious win in the New Jersey gubernatorial race, Democrats Governor-elect Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor-elect Sheila Oliver officially kick off their transition as the state’s new top political heavyweights.

City Council holds joint on housing, homelessness and safety

Earlier this week, Council Member Jumaane Williams , Deputy Leader and Chair of Council's Housing and Buildings Committee, and Council Member Stephen, Chair of the Committee on General Welfare held a hearing on two bills that relate to housing and ...

State Sen. Brian Benjamin introduces legislation for rent controlled apartments

State Sen. Brian Benjamin introduces legislation to preserve the affordability of rent controlled apartments.

Trump says he should have left UCLA players accused of shoplifting in Chinese jail

President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail.

Public Advocate calls for NYCHA head to step down after lead paint scandal

Public Advocate Letitita James called for a change in leadership at the city’s Housing Authority just days after a report emerged showing the agency failed to inspect for lead in paint at thousands of apartments.

City Councilwoman Inez D. Barron re-elected

East New York came through for incumbent City Councilwoman Inez D. Barron, who was re-elected Nov. 7, 2017, to the New York City Council, as the representative for District 42.

New state Democratic Party head visits Harlem

Newly appointed Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party Geoff Berman recently visited Harlem to discuss his new position at an event hosted by State Sen. Brian Benjamin.

New Jersey mayors release report on urban policies for Governor-elect Phil Murphy

Five New Jersey mayors released a new report this week created by the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association designed to help Governor-elect Phil Murphy and his team better understand the issues facing New Jersey’s cities.

Roy Moore stays defiant amid sexual abuse allegations

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore continues to defy calls for him to exit the race after allegations surfaced that he sexually abused teenage girls while in his 30s during the late 1970s.

Activists join the ‘take a knee’ movement

Black Panther veteran-Zulu Nation King Sadiki “Bro. Shep” Olugbala sent shock waves through the grass roots community when on Oct. 11 he posted on social media, “I agree with U.S. President Donald Trump and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that Black ...

Study: White men are overrepresented in politics

A new report by an organization focused on democratic representation revealed something others have felt for a while: how little nonwhites are represented in American government.