Politics Noir


Albany passes the DREAM Act

New York State’s legislature gave DREAMers a reason to celebrate.

WHO WILL EMERGE?: The race for public advocate—full speed ahead

When many candidates enter a political race, political insiders say the one with the most name recognition will probably win.

President Trump to sign short-term deal ending government shutdown

President Donald Trump said Friday he's reached a deal to reopen the federal government after a month-long shutdown.

Trump gets only half a loaf from Supreme Court

Last summer, the current White House occupant tweeted that the government would not allow “transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military.” This decision was clearly aimed to reverse a policy advanced by the Obama administration.

CBC to Trump: ‘Stop Using Federal Workers as Political Pawns’

During a press call last week, members of the Congressional Black Caucus said that among other consequences, African Americans will be disproportionately affected by what is now known as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

Cory Booker says he's nearing 2020 decision as he swings through key southern states

Sen. Cory Booker says he is nearing a decision on whether to run for president in 2020, but the New Jersey Democrat's schedule over the past weekend left little doubt as to what the decision will ultimately be.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries calls Trump ‘grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue’

The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus called President Donald Trump “the grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue” during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event Monday.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to Trump: Forget Wall, Fix Nation’s Deadly Water Problems

The lead content in Newark’s drinking water now is the highest ever recorded in the past 17 years and Mayor Ras Baraka has sent a letter to President Donald Trump because of the health emergency.

Trump offers a ‘Dreamers’ deal for border-money proposal to end shutdown

President Donald Trump sought to break the government shutdown impasse Saturday.

Black church coalition backs Trump’s AG nominee

Coming to town is a new sheriff, ah, make that possibly a new U.S. attorney general if Trump’s nominee, William Barr, is confirmed during hearings that began Tuesday.

AG Letitia James announces major win over Trump administration in Census case

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a victory in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to demand a question about citizenship information on the 2020 census.

De Blasio goes peak progressive during State of the City

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio went all the way progressive during his State of the City address last week.

The Government Shutdown: Another Storm for Black Farmers, Cooperatives, and Southern Rural Communities

It was anticipated that the new Farm Bill would offer hope for improving farming economies into 2019 — especially after major 2018 farm losses from natural disasters and the trade war.

Cuomo unveils plan to make NY 11th state to legalize pot

New York would become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Government shutdown hits African Americans the hardest

With over 50,000 federal employees, the fourth congressional district in Maryland represents the fifth largest number of workers, and Maryland likely counts as the third-largest impacted state by the government shutdown, according to Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown.