Black parents in America have long held the burden of sitting their young black boys and girls down to have “the talk” — a conversation that while necessary, reminds them that they will be treated differently by law enforcement just because of the color of their skin. And we found out yesterday the mayor of […]

Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City and wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio, took to her personal blog Tuesday to address claims she was “short-tempered” and angry about a recent personnel change within the NYPD. Those claims, which came from the New York Post following the resignation of NYPD’s chief of department Philip Banks, […]

After coming forward about her struggles with addiction and depression in December, Chiara de Blasio, daughter of NYC mayor Bill de Blasio, penned an essay for xoJane about her road to recovery. “I practice gratitude by counting my blessings; no matter what’s wrong, there’s always something right. I try to make myself proud and give […]

Sorry, smokers. CVS Pharmacy will stop selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores in the nation by October. Reason? CVS CEO Larry Merlo says the company decided it can no longer sell cigarettes at places where it also provides health care. The move will cost them $2 billion a year, but they are willing […]

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is making good on his promise to curb the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk practice. This week, he announced that the city will settle its long-running legal battle over the Police Department’s practice of stopping, questioning and often frisking people on the street by agreeing to reforms issued by a judge in […]

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It’s the start of a new year for many, but for New Yorkers, it’s also an end to the Bloomberg era. After serving three consecutive terms as Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg stepped down and Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio was formally inaugurated as the city’s 109th mayor on Wednesday. Former U.S. President Bill […]

Move over, Bloomberg, there is a new First Family in New York City, and the package comes with a darling eccentric daughter also known as Chiara de Blasio. The daughter of Bill de Blasio, who is set to be sworn in as mayor January 1st by Bill Clinton, 19 year old Chiara is sure to […]

This time of year there’s lots of gift shopping and dinner table sibling rivalry happening  but this holiday season Chiara de Blasio is helping others, reaching out to those battling depression and substance abuse. The daughter of the Mayor-elect of New York City, Bill de Blasio tells her story in a YouTube video and reveals her own personal struggles […]

Congrats are in order for Dante de Blasio and his awesome ‘fro! The 15-year-old was named one of TIME’s most influential teens of 2013, coming in at No. 6. According to The Huffington Post, the son of mayor elect (D) Bill de Blasio beat out other popular teens like Justin Bieber, Malala Yousafzai, and President Obama’s […]

Richard Cohen, the man who once said he was scared of black people, is back at it again with some pretty disturbing comments on interracial marriage and sexual orientation. In his Nov. 11 column, “Christie’s tea-party problem,” published in the Washington Post, Cohen argues that today’s GOP isn’t racist, however, they do have trouble embracing some of […]