Category: POLITICS

Congressional Black Caucus’ Statement on Charles Rangel Ethics Violation Conviction

Congressional Black Caucus’ Statement on Charles Rangel Ethics Violation Conviction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement today on Chairman Charles B. Rangel:

November 16, 2010 | 3 Comments More
Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel Found Guilty

Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel Found Guilty

A House ethics subcommittee found Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, guilty Monday on multiple violations of House rules.

November 16, 2010 | 1 Comment More
House Ethics Panel Resumes Deliberations on Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel

House Ethics Panel Resumes Deliberations on Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel

An eight-member House ethics panel has resumed closed-door deliberations in the ethics trial of Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, accused in 13 counts of engaging in financial and fundraising misconduct. The jury of Rangel’s congressional peers met behind closed doors Tuesday. They’re deciding whether the former Ways and Means Committee chairman violated House [...]

November 16, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel Walks Out of Ethics Hearing

Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel Walks Out of Ethics Hearing

In an ominous sign for Representative Charles B. Rangel, the House ethics committee on Monday said the facts presented by a prosecutor accusing Mr. Rangel of violating Congressional rules were not in dispute and that the congressman himself had not refuted the charges. The committee’s finding came after an unusual public hearing that was abbreviated [...]

November 15, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Black People … Why Didn’t You Vote? (Answer Anonymously)

Black People … Why Didn’t You Vote? (Answer Anonymously)

Two smiling women stand outdoors and hold signs reading “Vote Baby Vote” and “Voting is People Power,” c. 1970. (Photo: Gabriel Hackett /Getty Images) ***** So Twitter is buzzing right now about the fact that only 4.7% of African Americans voted yesterday. However, CBS News reports that the number is approximately 10%.  Better, but still [...]

November 3, 2010 | 10 Comments More
Weekly With Ed Gordon Interviews Charlie Rangel and Discusses Bishop Eddie Long with Rev. Calvin Butts and Others

Weekly With Ed Gordon Interviews Charlie Rangel and Discusses Bishop Eddie Long with Rev. Calvin Butts and Others

“Part news show, part one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions, Weekly With Ed Gordon goes beyond the front page of news headlines and digs deep into the issues and stories that matter most to African Americans“, says the BET press release. Gordon’s new show is a welcomed addition to the channel who news production quality has [...]

October 1, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Tomorrow — Harlem Candidate Discussion Forum at Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church

Tomorrow — Harlem Candidate Discussion Forum at Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church

In order to educate the East and Central Harlem communities about who the candidates are and what they stand for, Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA) is hosting what promises to be a compelling discussion forum, moderated by Ted Shaw. Confirmed candidates scheduled: 30th State Senate District: * State Senator Bill Perkins * Basil [...]

September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments More
MONDAY: Harlem Candidates Forum and Debate for September 14 Primary Election

MONDAY: Harlem Candidates Forum and Debate for September 14 Primary Election

On Monday, August 23rd from 6 pm to 9 pm, there will be Candidates Forum and Debate moderated by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Les Payne at Convent Avenue Baptist Church (420 West 145th Street) in Harlem. Rep. Charles Rangel, State Senator Bill Perkins, State Assembly Member Keith L.T. Wright will debate their challengers (candidates running [...]

August 21, 2010 | 2 Comments More
Charles Rangel — “Don’t Leave Me Swinging in the Wind”

Charles Rangel — “Don’t Leave Me Swinging in the Wind”

A combative Rep. Charles Rangel told the House on Tuesday he’s not resigning despite 13 charges of wrongdoing and demanded the ethics committee not leave him “swinging in the wind.” Rangel, who is 80, spoke without notes in an extraordinary, often emotional 37-minute speech that defied his lawyers’ advice to keep quiet about his case. [...]

August 10, 2010 | 1 Comment More
VIDEO: Charles Rangel’s House Floor Speech on Ethics Charges

VIDEO: Charles Rangel’s House Floor Speech on Ethics Charges

Earlier today, Harlem’s 19 term Congressman, Charles Rangel demanded the right to be heard on the floor of the House of Representatives. He is currently facing an Ethics Committee trial and has rejected the advice given by some to accept a plea agreement. According to CSPAN, “the Congressman apologized for any embarrassment he has caused [...]

August 10, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Take Action — Help Stop Child Sex Abuse in New York State

Take Action — Help Stop Child Sex Abuse in New York State

Harlem resident Andrew Willis has created StopAbuseCampaign.com to solicit help from the public in “ending the sickening law that protects child abusers” in New York State. Last week Willis and the Stop Abuse Campaign (a network of citizens concerned about the safety and well being of children) delivered a folder containing the names of over [...]

June 2, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Organizing For America’s Harlem Grassroots Campaign Tactic Training

Organizing For America’s Harlem Grassroots Campaign Tactic Training

Organizing for America, the successor organization to Obama for America, is building on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering communities across the country to bring about our agenda of change. On Sunday, April 25th, Organizing for America’s New York City leadership will be in Harlem to discuss the President’s agenda and plans for [...]

April 21, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Charles Rangel Takes Leave of Absence from Chair of Ways and Means Committee

Charles Rangel Takes Leave of Absence from Chair of Ways and Means Committee

Last night, a little after 9 pm I received an email from Charlie Rangel’s campaign manager with his response, his side, to a decision made by the house ethics committee. I googled the latest news and he said he wasn’t giving up the chairmanship. I’m on Twitter this morning and I see he’s holding a [...]

March 3, 2010 | 2 Comments More
Congressman Charles Rangel Responds to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct

Congressman Charles Rangel Responds to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct

The following is a response submitted by Congressman Charles Rangel to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. The Congressman has requested that it become part of the official public record: Like several of his colleagues, Congressman Rangel attended the 2007 and 2008 Caribbean Multi-National Business Conferences sponsored by the Carib News Foundation. Congressman [...]

March 2, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Paterson Scandal Scars a Piece of Harlem History

Paterson Scandal Scars a Piece of Harlem History

David A. Paterson was the great hope of Harlem’s Gang of Four. He was the instrument by which an extraordinary political quartet nurtured since professional infancy by the legendary Democratic leader J. Raymond Jones would impart their legacy to a younger generation of New York politicians. That hope died with a thud on Friday. David [...]

March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments More
After 40 Years in Office, Harlem’s Charles Rangel Still Holding On — Seeks 21st Term in Congress

After 40 Years in Office, Harlem’s Charles Rangel Still Holding On — Seeks 21st Term in Congress

As I read an article about Charlie Rangel  seeking reelection amid calls to resign I’m reminded of a conversation I had after the New York primary a couple of months ago. I was speaking to someone who had run for office in Harlem and Rangel came up. I asked the person why didn’t he just [...]

February 28, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Governor David Paterson Announces Campaign for 2010 Election

Governor David Paterson Announces Campaign for 2010 Election

Governor David A. Paterson will formally announce his campaign for Governor with a series of events across the State. ****** Saturday, February 20 9:30am: Campaign Kick-Off Event Hofstra University Student Center, Hempstead 3:30pm: Upstate Kick-Off Event Laborers Local 435 20 4th Street, Rochester ***** Sunday, February 21 9:30am: Meet and greet with Supporters Christie’s Restaurant [...]

February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Race in America with Gwen Ifill, Michele Norris and William Baker in Harlem

Race in America with Gwen Ifill, Michele Norris and William Baker in Harlem

Gwen Ifill, William Baker, Michele Norris The 2008 Presidential campaign and the landmark election of Barack Obama forever changed the discussion of race in America.  From Senator Reid’s recent controversial remarks to former Governor Blagojevich saying he is “blacker than Barack Obama,” the conversation of race in politics remains at the forefront of American consciousness.  [...]

February 18, 2010 | 1 Comment More