Politics Noir


Biden’s bipartisanship sinks again

Bipartisanship has been a watchword for President Biden since he began campaigning for the nation’s top job.

Stimulus payments on their way

The third round of Economic Impact Payments began reaching Americans over the next week, according to the IRS.

Cuomo’s problem? Which one?

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent Monday and Tuesday of this week touting mass vaccination sites at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan and the New York State Fair in Syracuse.

City of Minneapolis reaches $27M settlement with George Floyd’s estate

City of Minneapolis reaches $27M settlement with George Floyd’s estate

Newly-elected Queens Borough President Donovan Richards delivers first ‘State of the Borough’ address

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards presented his first “State of the Borough” address on March 3.

CVS aids DeSantis in playing politics with the vaccine

CVS aids DeSantis in playing politics with the vaccine

James warns investors about ‘extreme risk’ when investing in cryptocurrency

New York Attorney General Letitia James issued two alerts in response to the “extreme risk” posed to New Yorkers investing in virtual or “crypto” currencies. James first issued an investor alert urging “extreme caution when investing in virtual currencies.”

Biden’s stimulus bill up for debate

Now that the House of Representatives have passed President Biden’s coronavirus stimulus bill, anxious Americans are waiting to see when it will get the go ahead from the Senate.

Brian Benjamin unveils plans to fight crime, reform policing

New York State Senator and New York City Comptroller Candidate Brian Benjamin said he was inspired by Black Lives Matter and state police reform to issue his new plans for reforming city police and criminal justice.

Vernon E. Jordan, civil rights activist, passes at 85

A smooth, polished and elegant style characterized Vernon E. Jordan Jr.’s political comportment, as well as his personal demeanor.

Supreme Court removes Trump’s tax return shield

One of the hoped for dreams of Trump opponents arrived on Monday, Feb. 22, when the Supreme Court demolished the shield protecting his tax returns from New York prosecutors.

Marijuana legalized and decriminalized in NJ

New Jersey becomes the 13th state to legalize marijuana as Gov. Phil Murphy signs the “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act” into law

PA Williams advances bill creating mental health emergency phone line

Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams is calling for the passage of his bill to create a three-digit hotline used for mental health emergencies, as an alternative to 911, at a hearing of the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addiction ...

Crain’s New York Business names Keith L.T. Wright one of its top Black leaders & executives

Crain’s New York Business recently released its list of New York’s most “Notable Black Leaders and Executives” and among them is chair of the New York County Democratic Committee former State Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wrigh

House Impeachment Manager Joe Neguse is first Eritrean-American in U.S. Congress

Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse, one of the standout speakers at the impeachment trial of ex-president Donald J. Trump, got raves from news pundits, saying a new national political star had been born.