Politics Noir


New York tosses jail time for most minor parole violations

New Yorkers will be able to avoid jail time for most nonviolent parole violations under a new law signed Friday by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Judges say Buffalo mayor shouldn't be on November ballot

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's name should not appear on the November ballot, according to state and federal appellate judges who ruled against his efforts to occupy an independent party line following a loss in the Democratic primary.

Gov. Hochul vows to fight lawsuit over vaccine mandate

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed this week to fight a lawsuit launched by a group of Christian health care practitioners who argue that New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for many health care workers is unconstitutional because it lacks a ...

Gov. Newsom defeats recall; Trumpism rebuked

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California defeated the recall and decisively rebuked Trumpism. With more than 70% of the vote tabulated, Democrat Newsom is projected to get two-thirds of the turnout, repelling a recall that was successful 18 years ago.

Gov. Hochul signs 9/11 laws covering benefits gap for first responders

As the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks passed this weekend, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed laws that would ensure all ‘first responders,’ or those who participated in the World Trade Center (WTC) rescue, recovery, and cleanup, can now access benefits ...

Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin hires Stacy Lynch as his Chief of Staff

Newly sworn-in New York State Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin names Stacy Lynch as his Chief of Staff.

NYC's Eric Adams runs for mayor as the outsider's insider

Eric Adams, who first gained fame as a critic of the police department he served in, likes to complicate his moderate image by stressing his working-class origins and rabble-rousing history.

Sen. Cory Booker to receive NNPA Leadership Award

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) recently joined EPA Administrator Michael Regan, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Ironbound Community Corporation, and New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance for an environmental justice tour of the ...

Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant.

VIDEO: Brian Benjamin sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of New York State

Watch as Brian Benjamin is sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of New York State.

‘It’s Code Red,’ Biden warned

Standing amid and near the damage done by Hurricane Ida, the evidence starkly and tragically underscored his comments that climate change was real. “This is code red,” he said in Queens on Tuesday. “The nation and the world are in ...

9/11 terrorists trial to resume

As the day nears for the 20th year since terrorists crashed two hijacked planes into the World Trade Center buildings, a reckoning may be in store for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the attacks.

Charles Barron: Hochul needs to release the money to the people!

Many cash-strapped New Yorkers got a third wind as news spread that the New York State Assembly passed Bill A7175 on Aug. 31, which extended the “COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020” and the “COVID-19 Emergency Protect ...

Biden surveys NY and NJ storm damage after deadly flooding

President Joe Biden focused on long-term fixes as well as short-term relief Tuesday as he toured parts of the Northeast that suffered deadly flash flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

Assemblymember Inez Dickens tests positive for COVID-19

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said that Assemblymembers Inez Dickens and Charles Fall had tested positive for COVID-19.