Category: POLITICS

Gov. David Paterson Responds to New York Times’ “Bombshell” Article on David Johnson

Gov. David Paterson Responds to New York Times’ “Bombshell” Article on David Johnson

For weeks there has been a buzz in the media about an explosive article that the New York Times was writing on Governor David Paterson that would have him consider resigning. Personally, I didn’t believe there was anything significant that would be reported. As I mentioned on Twitter, “I could be wrong, but I don’t [...]

February 17, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Michael Steele Releases Book — Right Now!

Michael Steele Releases Book — Right Now!

From the Hip Hop Republican: The current Chairman of the Republican Party, Michael Steele has recently authored a book entitled Right Now! in which he presents a 12-step program for defeating the agenda of the left. “Step One,” says Steele, “is admitting where we’ve gone wrong in the past…we must return to the principles of [...]

January 4, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Congressional Black Caucus Statement on the Life of Percy Sutton

Congressional Black Caucus Statement on the Life of Percy Sutton

Washington D.C. – Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement today on the passing of Percy Sutton: “On behalf of the Congressional Black Caucus, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Percy Sutton, a man whose trailblazing contributions are legendary and long lasting. “As a Tuskegee [...]

December 28, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Governor David Paterson on the Passing of Percy Sutton

Governor David Paterson on the Passing of Percy Sutton

“Tonight, we say farewell to one of New York’s and this nation’s most influential African-American leaders – a man whom I am proud to have called a friend and mentor throughout my entire career. “Percy Sutton was a trailblazer. He began his career as a prominent lawyer for Malcolm X and then took Harlem by [...]

December 27, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Harlem Power Broker, Media Mogul and History Maker Percy Sutton Dead at 89

Harlem Power Broker, Media Mogul and History Maker Percy Sutton Dead at 89

Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, died Saturday at age 89. Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson, confirmed Sutton’s death. She did not know the cause. His daughter, Cheryl Sutton, declined to comment when reached by [...]

December 27, 2009 | 3 Comments More
Votes Split by Race and Class in Bloomberg Victory

Votes Split by Race and Class in Bloomberg Victory

From the New York Times: For all the talk of a post-racial, post-class city, Mr. Bloomberg gained a third term heavily dependent on the votes of white, middle-class and wealthy voters. Twenty-three percent of Tuesday’s voters were black, and 73 percent of them voted for the Democrat, Mr. Thompson, according to exit polls conducted by [...]

November 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem and NYC Don’t Vote Until You Read This

Harlem and NYC Don’t Vote Until You Read This

I’ve been thinking about writing this blog post for months. Honestly, there were sooooo many reasons why I think you should vote for Bill Thompson for Mayor of NYC. Many of those reasons are emotional/reactionary and yet still valid. What’s been interesting about this race is that many New Yorkers don’t feel the same way. [...]

November 3, 2009 | 1 Comment More
New York Times Confirms Bill Thompson is Gaining on Bloomberg

New York Times Confirms Bill Thompson is Gaining on Bloomberg

Mayor The good news for the Democratic mayoral candidate, William C. Thompson Jr., is that he has edged a bit closer to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The bad news is that he still trails Mr. Bloomberg by double digits, according to a new poll released by Quinnipiac University on Monday morning, one day before New [...]

November 2, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Help Bill Thompson Change NYC in 4 days

Help Bill Thompson Change NYC in 4 days

Message From Bill Thompson In just four days, we can set a new course for New York City. In just four days, we can start making New York City affordable again. In just four days, we can put City Hall back on the side of working New Yorkers. We can achieve all of these goals [...]

October 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Presidential Proclamation on the Death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Presidential Proclamation on the Death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

US President Barack Obama listens to his introduction by Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy before signing the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act at the SEED School i n Washington in this April 21, 2009. PHOTO: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images ***** DEATH OF SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT [...]

August 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Governor David Paterson on Ted Kennedy’s Death

Governor David Paterson on Ted Kennedy’s Death

“It is with profound grief that I learned the news of Senator Edward Kennedy’s passing late last night. “Senator Kennedy took his seat in the United States Senate in 1962, and from the moment he was sworn in, he fought for the progressive principles and ideas that he held so close to his heart. Over [...]

August 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
NYCLU Co-Hosts Mayoral Candidates’ Civil Rights Forum

NYCLU Co-Hosts Mayoral Candidates’ Civil Rights Forum

Tonight, the New York Civil Liberties Union, joined by dozens of civil rights organizations, will sponsor a civil rights forum at New York Law School featuring candidates vying for the position of mayor of New York City. Award-winning WNBC journalist Andrew Siff will moderate the discussion, the only forum that will focus exclusively on civil [...]

August 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Staceyann Chin — All Oppression is Connected

Staceyann Chin — All Oppression is Connected

Staceyann Chin at the June 10 benefit for Revolution Books at the Knitting Factory. For more on Staceyann Chin, click here. NOTE: Video Contains Strong Language

July 18, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Cornel West and Carl Dix on The Ascendancy of Obama

Cornel West and Carl Dix on The Ascendancy of Obama

Revolution Books Presents **** The Ascendancy of Obama … And the Continued Need for Resistance & Liberation **** A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Carl Dix**

July 13, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Anita Hill on Supreme Court Judge Nominee Sonia Sotomayor

Anita Hill on Supreme Court Judge Nominee Sonia Sotomayor

So much has been made of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court that it’s hard to know what people expect from the upcoming hearing. For her part, I expect to see an infinitely qualified and highly prepared nominee anxious to address the Senate Judiciary Committee. Despite her years of practice and judicial experience, [...]

July 13, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Bill Thompson for Mayor Open House

Bill Thompson for Mayor Open House

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July 1, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Barack Obama’s Wax Double Sworn in at Paris Museum

Barack Obama’s Wax Double Sworn in at Paris Museum

Barack Obama’s wax double joined the pantheon of world leaders and stars at the Grevin Museum in Paris on Monday, after being unveiled at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

June 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Take Action — Tell New York Senate Republicans to Sign the Bipartisan Operating Agreement

Take Action — Tell New York Senate Republicans to Sign the Bipartisan Operating Agreement

The other day I told you about the stand still in the New York State Senate and Governor Paterson’s special meeting to try to get legislation passed. The Citizen Action Center of New York is asking people to send a message to the Senate Republicans to sign a bipartisan operating agreement that will pass bills [...]

June 29, 2009 | 0 Comments More