Tag: POLITICS

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
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
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
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
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
Take Action — Support the Lawyers Who Support Our Communities

Take Action — Support the Lawyers Who Support Our Communities

The New York State Senate is having a hearing at NYU law school on December 9th to discuss funding for civil legal servants. These are the lawyers who fight for immigrants rights in NYC, to secure back pay and unpaid unemployment benefits, housing attorneys battling Harlem slumlords on behalf of low-income tenants and lawyers opposing [...]

November 27, 2009 | 0 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
Latest Poll Says Minorities Will Determine NYC’s Mayoral Race

Latest Poll Says Minorities Will Determine NYC’s Mayoral Race

More and more New Yorkers have decided to vote for Bill Thompson in NYC’s mayoral race. The momentum continues to shift in his favor with Thompson trailing Mayor Michael Bloomberg by three points, 44% to 41%. ********* ========== UPDATE: Thompson’s gain in the polls have been confirmed by the New York Times the day before [...]

October 30, 2009 | 4 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
Cuba Readmitted to The Organization of American States

Cuba Readmitted to The Organization of American States

According to the Associated Press, The Organization of American States voted to revoke the 1962 measure suspending communist Cuba, overturning a landmark of the Cold War in the hemisphere. “The Cold War has ended this day in San Pedro Sula,” said Honduran President Manuel Zelaya immediately following the announcement. “We begin a new era of [...]

June 3, 2009 | 0 Comments 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
New York’s Almost Senator Caroline Kennedy Speaks

New York’s Almost Senator Caroline Kennedy Speaks

According to an article in Politics Daily, Caroline Kennedy withdrew as a contestant for a New York Senate seat because her children said she was miserable and needed to drop out. The article also suggests that Governor David A. Paterson should share some of the blame for her decision.

May 6, 2009 | 0 Comments More
A Look Back — The Life of Clifton “Chuck” Sutton

A Look Back — The Life of Clifton “Chuck” Sutton

Clifton Rolet Sutton, 58, a journalist, environmental activist, community organizer and co-executive producer of It’s Showtime at the Apollo, died recently. He was the nephew of Percy Sutton. At his funeral, speakers told of the powerful role he played in Harlem politics over the last 30 years of his life, including his work with Governor [...]

April 9, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Are You A Republican?

Are You A Republican?

As I put up the information for the Harlem Republican Club’s History event I saw a link on their website titled I Believe. While the list is very vague, (it surely doesn’t address many of the hot button issues that divide Republicans and Democrats) I found their beliefs to be interesting. As I read the [...]

April 7, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch From Harlem–April 1, 2009

Obama Watch From Harlem–April 1, 2009

Obama’s health nominee Sebelius reveals tax errors President Barack Obama flies in to fortress London for G20 Obama’s aunt becomes symbol in immigration debate Obama Honors the Coiner of a Slogan Heard Round the World Obama and Medvedev seek new era in U.S.-Russia ties Obama Seeks G-20 Accord on Approach to Tax Havens Oprah Goes [...]

April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch From Harlem–March 25, 2009

Obama Watch From Harlem–March 25, 2009

Obama to hold online question session Thursday Obama quizzes astronauts about life in space White House Easter Egg Roll Tickets Available Online Back in Boston, Obama’s aunt fighting deportation Notre Dame’s Obama invite outrages some Catholics Obama Gives 60 Minutes Best Ratings of ’09 Obama’s Press Conference Stirs the Buzz Obama commits more federal agents [...]

March 25, 2009 | 1 Comment More