Politics Noir


Candidates vie for Jumaane Williams’ former seat

When Jumaane Williams won the special election for New York City public advocate, he left a void in his old New York City Council seat.

State Sen. Brian Benjamin passes bill to restore jury rights to New Yorkers with felony convictions

State Sen. Brian Benjamin’s bill to restore the rights of New Yorkers with felony convictions to serve on juries recently passed the state Senate.

Elected officials demand Board of Elections get early voting right

Elected officials and advocates are demanding that the Board of Elections make early voting easy for New Yorkers.

Trump, Media Assaults on Omar a New Low for American Politics

American politics appears to have hit a new low.

Automatic Voter Registration Laws Transform How People Register to Vote

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Chair of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration.

Bill aimed at protecting voters of color passes Senate Elections Committee

State Sen. Zellnor Y. Myrie, chair of elections, introduced and the Senate Elections Committee passed a law that will safeguard all New Yorkers’ rights to make their voices heard at the ballot box.

Congress traveling the country to hear evidence of voting rights violations

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Chair of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration, will hold field hearings to hear from citizens about their recent voter registration and voting experiences.

Booker launches presidential campaign tour in Newark

Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker launched a national campaign tour Saturday with a major rally in the New Jersey city where he served as mayor, as he looks to break out of a crowded 2020 field of more than a ...

Reparations for descendants of the slave trade emerges as Democrats’ campaign platform

Reparations have fast become a major platform for Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination.

6 lies and truths about Black unemployment under Trump’s administration

Since taking over the White House, President Donald Trump has had a lot to say about Black unemployment rates in the country.

AG Letitia James/coalition challenge Trump administration attempt to ask citizenship question to 2020 Census

New York Attorney General Letitia James, leading a coalition of 18 states, 16 local governments and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, filed a merits brief in the United States Supreme Court in the case challenging the Trump administration’s attempt to ...

Council Member Robert Cornegy sets Guinness World Record

Standing 6 feet 10 inches tall, Brooklyn City Council Member Robert Cornegy is the world’s tallest male politician.

Eliminate the Electoral College and bring on reparations, Warren says

In her quest to win the Black vote, Sen. Elizabeth Warren picked the right time, the right subjects and the right place to throw her support to reparations and several other significant issues.

Congress pushes to reauthorize VAWA

Members of the House recently unveiled a plan to reintroduce the Violence Against Women Act.

AG James keeps her promise on Trump

New York's attorney general has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump's business dealings, taking action after his former lawyer told Congress he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans.