Tag: Charles Rangel

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
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
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
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
Take Action — Police Accountability Petition by Voters Anonymous

Take Action — Police Accountability Petition by Voters Anonymous

Voters Anonymous is a Political Education and Research Organization who’s mission is to conduct voter education and registration activities at the grassroots level by targeting high school and college students. They also educate and inform citizens in general and voters in particular about issues and policies which disproportionately impact the inner city, urban centers and [...]

June 3, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Costco Wants Harlem’s Frugal Customers But Not The Poor Ones

Costco Wants Harlem’s Frugal Customers But Not The Poor Ones

According to Crain’s, Costco Wholesale Corp. bowed to political pressure and agreed to accept food stamps in it’s East Harlem store which is scheduled to open in September. As a result of the decision, community leaders and elected officials including Rep. Charles Rangel and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer called off a rally planned at [...]

June 1, 2009 | 12 Comments More
I Feel Like a Real Political Reporter — I’m About to Speculate on Harlem Politics

I Feel Like a Real Political Reporter — I’m About to Speculate on Harlem Politics

Defaced Charlie Rangel Poster ***** A couple of days ago we put up pictures of posters that one of our readers sent in. At the time I thought it was just the two of them and that it was an isolated incident. Since then, I have received messages that say posters all over Harlem were [...]

November 3, 2008 | 3 Comments More
Who is Craig Schley?

Who is Craig Schley?

Back in July I received an e-mail from someone named Francine Brown. The subject heading was “Chance for Choice”. The e-mail said: I would like to announce that Craig Schley is taking a big leap, to enter the ring as a contender for the Congressional seat of Charles Rangel.  This is an extension of the [...]

November 3, 2008 | 5 Comments More
A Look Back — Congressman Charles Rangel Raises Over $1M at his Annual Birthday Gala

A Look Back — Congressman Charles Rangel Raises Over $1M at his Annual Birthday Gala

Over 1,000 friends and family presented Congressman Charles Rangel with over $1M to Benefit The Rangel Victory Fund at his recent birthday celebration. The gala was held at Tavern on The Green. The Victory fund is a joint fundraising committee of Rangel for Congress and several other democratic candidates. The candidates include John Boccieri (OH), [...]

October 31, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Rangel Posters Defaced in Harlem

Rangel Posters Defaced in Harlem

One of our readers snapped these photos while walking near 125th Street and Lenox Avenue. It looks like someone isn’t too happy with Congressman Charles Rangel hopping on the Obama bandwagon and trying to take advantage of his popularity with democratic voters.

October 31, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Guerrilla Filmmaker Has Hope in Obama

Guerrilla Filmmaker Has Hope in Obama

“Can the United States be any more Communistic?” barks the burly man rockin’ a Rutgers cap outside a Hollywood post office. This is independent filmmaker Luis Moro. He’s been called everything from a fucking bastard Communist to a global hero and he is crazy angry. Moro shot a feature film in Cuba without Castro’s approval, [...]

September 23, 2008 | 1 Comment More
An Open Letter to New Yorkers From Congressman Charles Rangel

An Open Letter to New Yorkers From Congressman Charles Rangel

The campaign season has begun, and to no great surprise, I’m now a Republican talking point. But I assure you, I’ve brought no dishonor to my family, the Congress, my constituents, or my country. My Democratic colleagues in the House – and, privately, many Republicans – have rallied on my behalf. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and [...]

September 19, 2008 | 0 Comments More