Politics Noir


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.

Michael Walrond: ‘The outside candidate’

“Now is the time,” according to young, bright-eyed political newcomer Michael Walrond, one of the two candidates looking to unseat long-time Harlem Rep. Charlie Rangel.

Rangel scores endorsement for former president Bill Clinton

Rep. Charlie Rangel has received a major endorsement from former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Blake announces Assembly run

Michael Blake is back home and he wants to contribute to the neighborhood ... with the help of your vote.

The mayor’s first 100 days and then some …

Mayor Bill de Blasio is not immune to the arbitrary and traditional milestone of the evaluation of a mayor’s 100 days in office, a date that now has been exceeded by more than a week. Those few extra days do ...

City Hall: Time to overhaul Sandy recovery effort

It may have been forgotten about in many circles, but some New Yorkers are still feeling the pain from Superstorm Sandy, and the city plans on alleviating that pain as soon as possible.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s last minute push for pre-K sign up

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a campaign urging New Yorkers to sign their children up for pre-K. The mayor said the city has secured the funding necessary to expand pre-K to 53,000 children this September.