Politics Noir


Eric Adams endorsed by Uniformed Fire Officers Association

The Uniformed Fire Officers Association endorsed mayoral candidate Eric Adams today, calling him “the right choice to lead the city out of these trying times.”

State launches website for Office of Cannabis Management

State officials announced the launch of the New York State Office of Cannabis Management website.

Booker and Watson-Coleman re-introduce the CROWN Act

New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson-Coleman reintroduced his bill to ban discrimination based on hair textures and hairstyles that are commonly associated with a particular race or national origin.

It took long enough: Cuomo’s budget arrives (not) on time

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new $212 billion budget increases taxes on the wealthy, provides aid for those excluded from collecting unemployment and the stimulus.

The invisible shield: how qualified immunity was created and nearly destroyed the ability to sue police officers in America Pt. I

In the aftermath of the Civil War an America broken by bloodshed and riven by racial strife began slowly putting itself back together.

COVID and the Black vote

The 2021 city elections are shaping up as some of the most important elections in New York’s history during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden targets the infrastructure

Having already secured a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, the Biden administration will soon propose an additional $2 trillion to repair the nation’s troubled infrastructure.

Republicans block Black vote in Georgia

It’s now illegal to give water or food to people in line waiting to vote in Georgia.

Marijuana legalization comes of New York: what’s next?

A piece of legislation passed this week could lead to certain things being ‘passed’ too.

Black women 58% less likely to be hired in government than white men

New data reveals that qualified Black women are 58% less likely to be hired for a government job than their white male counterparts, according to new research from Governmentjobs.com, the leading public sector job board.

Manhattan DA launches ‘Data Dashboard’

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr., launches a groundbreaking “Data Dashboard” that provides the public with data about the Manhattan D.A.’s Office’s prosecutions in order to increase transparency of the criminal legal system.

Black lawmakers warding off potential voter intimidation, suppression tactics

The use of “poll watchers” and law enforcement officers stationed at polling sites intimidating Black voters is becoming a major concern in the Garden State.

Biden stumbled on stairs but good footing otherwise

President Biden may have tripped several times climbing the steps to board Air Force One last Friday, but he has maintained a sturdy and steading footing on social, economic and political issues, including during an appearance in Atlanta in the ...

Jumaane Williams Open Letter to School Safety Agents

Jumaane Williams Open Letter to School Safety Agents

Loree Sutton says she brings a ‘different kind of leadership’

Her experience as a psychiatrist and U.S. Army brigadier general are just two of the titles mayoral candidate Loree Sutton M.D. says make her qualified to be New York City’s next top elected official. Sutton previously served as the founding ...