Politics Noir


National Teacher of the Year winner could be Connecticut’s first Black Democrat in Congress

Jahana Hayes moved one step closer towards becoming Connecticut’s first black Democrat in Congress on Tuesday when the former National Teacher of the Year bested Mary Glassman in the state’s 5th Congressional District primary.

Omarosa’s tapes continue to rain on Trump’s parade

Omarosa Manigault Newman went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” August 12 and spilled a lot of tea on the President and his current administration, sharing recordings and even telling host Chuck Todd that, “This is a White House where everybody ...

So far to go: Black Women and the wage gap

“There weren’t any rules or regulations based on your work experience or title,” said Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies Executive Director Jennifer Jones Austin at the National Urban League headquarters Tuesday morning.

NJ senator calls Trump's attack on LeBron James racist

New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior.

Black pastors criticized for lauding President Trump

Some local clergy leaders are critical of inner-city pastors who recently lauded President Donald Trump during a recent White House round table that focused on efforts to reform the prison system.

Trump claims Americans need photo IDs to buy groceries

President Donald Trump is wrongly claiming that Americans need photo IDs to buy groceries as he rails against the idea of noncitizens voting.

Former NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver gets 7 years in prison for public corruption

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been sentenced to seven years in prison for public corruption, U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni announced Friday at a court in Manhattan.

Quinnipiac poll favors Cuomo in November, Nixon isn’t moved

Despite a slew of negative press and recent scandals, a new poll shows New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo likely to win re-election.

Black women win in Georgia, marking a new era in politics

The successful nomination campaigns of progressive black female candidates across Georgia are signs of the state's changing politics.

California Prosecutor Michael Selyem says he’s surprised 'ghetto' Maxine Waters hasn’t been shot

Michael Selyem, a deputy district attorney in San Bernardino County, California, is in hot water for attacking Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) in a series of unhinged social media posts.

WATCH: President Obama Delivers the Nelson Mandela Lecture

President Obama delivers the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa, marking the 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth by reflecting on his example of perseverance and vision and what lessons we can we draw from his legacy.

Civil rights groups, Democrats oppose Trump’s SCOTUS pick

If President Donald Trump’s last Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is any indication, his latest pick in Brett Kavanaugh will do the civil rights community no favors, National Urban League President Marc Morial said following the announcement of the president’s ...

Elected officials assist in fight against foreclosure crisis

A house is not a home if there’s no one there. New York’s homeowners want to make sure their home stays theirs.

Trump picks Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

After days of frenzied lobbying and speculation, President Donald Trump decided on federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh for his second nominee to the Supreme Court.

What to expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle

The coming battle over a Supreme Court nominee promises to be a bruising one.