Politics Noir


Obama administration issues guidance on transgender access to school bathrooms

The Obama administration issued guidance Friday directing public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

Sanders wins West Virginia but gains little

The polls and pundits predicted that Sen. Bernie Sanders would win the West Virginia primary Tuesday, and they were right. But, as they also noted, the victory did little to close the gap between him and Hillary Clinton, who has ...

Treachery: Corrupt Cuomo or debased de Blasio?

The race that the nation, if not the world, is watching with interest is one looming between Hillary Clinton and the “presumptuous” Donald Trump, as Clinton called him.

Two popular Harlem pols unite

For those who missed the Saturday morning press conference at the Alhambra, where Rep. Charles Rangel endorsed Keith Wright to succeed him, there was a smaller, more intimate occasion with Wright that evening at Tsion Café.

Sanders wins Indiana

Sometimes in a race, particularly a hotly contested political one, it’s not a matter of how far you’ve come but rather how much further you have to go to win.

At the starting gate: Clinton leads Trump by double-digits

As Donald Trump captures the mantle of presumptive Republican nominee, a new poll finds he begins his general election campaign well behind Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Clinton's warning: Obama's legacy is on the line with Trump

Hillary Clinton warned the roughly 6,000 people at an NAACP dinner in Detroit on Sunday that Donald Trump's candidacy is the biggest risk to President Barack Obama's legacy, putting the decision between her and the Republican front-runner in stark terms.

Rally calls for ‘three-fifths’ language to be removed from Constitution

Although African-Americans have achieved much in the past 200 years, certain language in the U.S. Constitution remains stuck in the past. New York York City Council Member Andy King hopes to eliminate that language.

Clinton trumps Sanders

It was another superb Super Tuesday for Hillary Clinton. She took four of the five states and the delegates up for grabs, leaving Sen. Bernie Sanders only tiny Rhode Island to crow about.

De Blasio’s budget overshadowed by finance probe

New York City pundits could be talking about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget, which was presented this week. But they’re talking campaign finance issues instead.

The young vote: Which way forward?

New York was not “feeling the Bern” as Hillary Clinton declared victory in Tuesday’s primary, along with political newcomer Donald Trump for the Republican party, leaving many young New Yorkers confused and disappointed.

Hillary takes New York

“There’s no place like home,” said Hillary Clinton during her victory speech at the Sheraton Tuesday night. After stating her wins all over the nation, she observed, “but this one is personal.”

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 ...