Politics Noir


The anti-gay dogma that is enveloping Africa

It was striking when the president of this country, a woman who has been the center of international prominence and the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, defended a law that criminalizes same-sex activity.

City Council members make the grade in ‘report card’

The Human Rights Project at the Center for Human Rights released its sixth annual New York City Council Human Rights Report Card.

Two elderly civil rights vets defend Obama against wealthy elitists

The onslaught against President Barack Obama by corporate giants Charles and David Koch has caused two elderly civil rights veterans, George Richardson and Ingrid Frank, to request support from the grassroots movement.

State legislature oks Pre-K

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators agreed on a $137.9 billion fiscal budget for 2014-2015 last Saturday what included $300 million set aside for preschool children in New York City.

Carra Wallace appointed NYC chief diversity officer

Comptroller Scott Stringer selected the friendly confines of the National Action Network (NAN) to announce Carra Wallace as his first chief diversity officer.

An assault on voting rights and a need for national outrage

The most dramatic assault on voting rights in the United States since the end of Reconstruction is currently underway. The problem is that there seems to be little to no national outrage about it.

Andrew Cuomo and de Blasio showdown

An African proverb concludes that when two elephants fight, only the grass suffers. In this case, t

Espaillat and Rangel rack up endorsements for congressional showdown

Rep. Charles Rangel is dead set on achieving a 23rd consecutive term in office, but New York state Sen. Adriano Espaillat might have something to say about that.

Shaping the nation’s future: Heather C. McGhee

At the tender age of just 33, Heather C. McGhee serves as the president of the public policy organization Demos.

Newark Freeholders endorse Jeffries

Three members of the Essex County Freeholder Board endorsed Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries this week

State Sen Bill Perkins’ Dream Act solution

State Sen. Bill Perkins said the Dream Act still has a chance to be included in the budget

Dream Act becomes nightmare in Albany

Many felt it wasn’t the right time, but New York state Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein thought it was. He was wrong.

Shavar Jeffries gets first union endorsement

Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries received his first union endorsement last week from Local 97

Convicted mayor wants new trial

Last week, Trenton Mayor Tony Mack asked a federal judge to throw out his guilty conviction

Boyland conviction causes uproar in BK

In the aftermath of the conviction of Assemblyman William Boyland, his Brooklyn district is going through an involuntary political reconstruction