nyc politics

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, […]

The infamous Stop and Frisk laws have been a huge problem in New York City for a long time now, and only recently has the City Council made it its business to get the extremely invasive procedure overturned. Now, in an effort to communicate just how deeply the laws have negatively impacted young Black men over […]

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 […]

Chris Christie may be facing scrutiny from the “Bridgegate” scandal and a possible impeachment, but a new investigation into his office just might be the straw to break the camel’s back. The New Jersey governor is now under the eye of federal officials as they determine whether he used Hurricane Sandy relief funds improperly when […]

New York City has never seen a mayor like Mike Bloomberg; a man who didn’t need to raise any money for his campaigns, which in turn, meant he didn’t owe anyone anything.  That just doesn’t happen in politics.  And not only did he not take any money for his three races for mayor, he actually […]

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 […]

So this happened. In a Playboy interview released last Friday, New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly insisted that minority communities appreciate the department’s controversial and racially profiling stop-and frisk program. Oh yes, because they just love being disenfranchised, according to Kelly. When Glenn Plaskin of Playboy pointed out to Kelly that most New Yorkers […]

Move over Michelle Obama. There’s a new First Lady in town. Well, not exactly. There is only one First Lady of the United States and that’s Michelle Obama. And quite frankly, we’re not giving her up. Not happening. Not ever. Even when President Obama’s second term ends. Now, we haven’t quite figured out how we’re […]

Someone had a rough night. Anthony Weiner (who is probably done with life at this point) didn’t bow out gracefully after losing the NYC mayoral primary last night. But if you came in last at 4.94 percent, you probably wouldn’t either. First of all, the road to get there was filled with sext scandals, arguments […]