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Legal marijuana gets new support in NY with backing of Public Advocate

The campaign to get recreational marijuana legalized in New York got another push Tuesday, as Public Advocate Letitia James along with other elected officials got behind the movement.

Cuomo giving parolees right to vote via executive order

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said on Wednesday that he will sign an executive order giving all parolees in New York the right to vote.

U.S., allies launch airstrikes on Syria in response to chemical weapon attack

The United States, along with France and Britain, launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump said Friday.

House Speaker Paul Ryan to retire

“I like to think I’ve done my part,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, 48, said of his nearly two decades in Congress and his announcement to retire after this year. Wednesday, the Republican from Wisconsin, in what must be a shock ...

Comptroller Scott Stringer releases analysis on pay gap

City Comptroller Scott Stringer released an analysis spotlighting how massive pay disparities between men and women permeate throughout the city’s workforce and deny women equal economic power and security.

Advocates speak, sit-in at City Hall for safe consumption report’s release

Advocates for safer consumption facilities for drug addicts took over City Hall last Thursday.

Reports: Assemblywoman Pamela Harris resigns

Reports indicate that Brooklyn Assemblywoman Pamela Harris is resigning ahead of her corruption trial.

White House's new intern class criticized for lack of diversity

The White House is being taken to task on social media for its predominantly white class of spring 2018 interns.

Cynthia Nixon tours NYCHA housing in Brooklyn

Cynthia Nixon is getting an up close and personal look at the problems tenants have been facing as she tours a NYCHA housing development in Brooklyn Wednesday morning.

Candidate and the city: Cynthia Nixon speaks one-on-one with the AmNews

Carved into the front desk of the Bethesda Healing Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn is the phrase “We are destined to win.” Approximately 30 feet away from the desk stood actress Cynthia Nixon, of “Sex and the City” fame, hoping to ...

Could Deval Patrick be America’s second Black president?

Former two-term Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says a 2020 run for the White House is on his "radar screen" — the firmest indication yet that the political confidant of Barack Obama and nation's second elected black governor is seriously weighing ...

Black media panel hosted by The Jitu Weusi Institute for Development, Education and Activism

The Jitu Weusi Institute for Development, Education and Activism hosted their Real Black Media versus Fake News panel discussion at For My Sweet, in the affectionately named “People’s Republic of Brooklyn” Monday, Feb. 26. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., ...

Recent resignations mar Trump White House

President Donald Trump tenure continues to be plagued by controversy and low approval ratings, as a former campaign aide’s strange comments about the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election showed cracks in the veneer of the ...

Congresswoman Maxine Waters: Trump joke about her IQ was racist

Congresswoman Maxine Waters says President Donald Trump is racist for joking about her intelligence and again called for his impeachment.

Jumaane Williams makes case for lieutenant governor

He lost the City Council speaker race, but Jumaane Williams has moved to bigger ambitions already.