Politics Noir


Rangel and Espaillat campaigns heat up as they trade barbs

Rep. Charlie Rangel and state Sen. Adriano Espaillat have continued to trade barbs and insults as the race for 13th congressional seat heats up.

David Paterson named chair of NY State Democratic Party

Former New York State Gov. David Paterson was tapped to become the new chair of New York State's Democratic Party.

Senator proposes bill to drastically lower student debt 

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has proposed a bill that would quell the fears many Americans have when it comes to taking out student loans.

De Blasio’s budget: Increased spending, not many cuts

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new budget wants to have its cake and eat it too.

The people's mayor: Ras Baraka wins Newark mayoral election

Ras Baraka is now mayor-elect of Newark, N.J.

Only days left in Newark municipal election for mayor

Councilman Ras Baraka and Assistant Attorney General Shavar Jeffries have less than one week before an election that will decide the next mayor of Newark, N.J.

Mayor’s housing plan earns tacit praise

On Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled an 10-year affordable housing plan

Councilman Ruben Wills arrested on

A Queens-based New York City councilman was arrested on Wednesday in connection to a corruption investigation.

Municipal IDs coming closer to reality

The city is getting closer to making the concept of a municipal ID a reality as the first hearings for the plan get underway.

Congressional Endorsement Interviews

Endorsement interviews for congressional candidates who have been duly qualified by the New York City Board of Elections to participate in the June 24 primary election and seek the endorsement of the New York Amsterdam News should call 212-932-7465 by ...

Obama tour to forge ties in Southeast Asia

Not since 1998 has a top American official paid a visit to Malaysia and President Barack Obama may have some second thoughts about his current tour of the nation

Brooklyn artists welcome Newark mayoral candidate Ras Baraka at fundraiser

With less than two weeks remaining in the mayoral race for Newark, N.J., candidate Ras Baraka took time out from the campaign trail to attend a fundraiser in Brooklyn on Saturday.

Leroy Comrie announces state Senate run

Former Queens Councilman Leroy Comrie announced on Monday that he’s running for New York state Senate

Brooklyn DA proposes new marijuana rules

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson has stated that he will no longer prosecute folk caught with 20 grams or less of marijuana

Black farmers protest government behind lawsuit

Three years ago President Barack Obama signed the bill authorizing compensation for discrimination in farm lending at the hands of the United States Department of Agriculture.