Politics Noir


Helmsley Charitable Fund gives Grants to 10 Historically Black Higher Institutions

Historically Black Colleges and Universities received a financial boost from the Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Obama annouces 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative

President Barack Obama announces his national "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative aimed at helping young Black and Latino males.

Reception held for Rangel

A reception for Rep. Charlie Rangel was held this week at the home of Craig and Modupe Robinson in Harlem.

Christie supports ‘One Newark’ plan

Newark public schools have been under state control since 1995. Now, the Newark community is exploding with concern over proposed education reform.

Jeffries gaining ground in Newark mayoral race

This week, Essex County Deputy Chief of Staff and former New Jersey Assemblyman William D. Payne endorsed Shavar Jeffries for mayor of Newark. He also agreed to serve as campaign co-chairperson.

Obama endures an arsenal of insults

Of concern at the moment former rock and roll musician Ted Nugent, who called the president a “subhuman mongrel.”

Stop-and-frisk case sent back to lower court

While the city might have dropped its case to appeal a judge’s decision to keep stop-and-frisk the way it is, everyone is now vying for a seat at the table as reforms are made.

New Yorkers shocked by passing of great activist Mayor Chokwe Lumumba 

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the grassroots movement was stunned by the news of the sudden and unexpected loss of warrior attorney and Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba at the age of 66.

Gov. Cuomo to preserve SNAP program, feed New Yorkers

New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that his administration is “taking the steps” to preserve close to $457 million a year in benefits from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)

Gov. Cuomo to create college degree program for inmates

Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state initiative to offer college classes, degrees and programs to incarcerated individuals across the state.

Barron: 'Cuomo is disenfranchising a million Black and Latino voters'

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo has no regard for Black or Latino people,” charged Council Member Inez Barron, as she held a press conference on the steps of City Hall to highlight her City Council resolution demanding that the governor call for ...

New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus holds 43rd annual conference

Business, schmoozing and celebration were all on the agenda at the 43rd annual conference of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus this past weekend.

Convicted mayor still in office

When Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was convicted of bribery, extortion, wire fraud and mail fraud in federal court earlier this month, he opted not to resign.

Cuomo announces more college-level courses in state prisons

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new statewide initiative to give incarcerated individuals the opportunity to earn a college degree

Eric Schneiderman to introduce 'unjust imprisonment Act'

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that he will propose legislation that revises Section 8-b of the New York State Court of Claims Act