Richard Benjamin Moore (1893–1978) was an African-Caribbean civil rights activist and prominent communist. He was also one of the advocates of the term African American as opposed to Negro. Continue Reading →
Starting Sunday, you’ll pay more — 49 cents. The planned 3-cent hike is the largest increase in consumer postage prices in more than a decade for the U.S. Postal Service. Continue Reading →
It’s Public Advocate Letitia James and Harlem Congressman Rangel joking around at the Inaugural for Councilmember Andy King. Continue Reading →
Governor Mario Cuomo and Congressman Charles Rangel at the National Action Network (NAN) in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →
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Roughly 11% of Congress have net worth of more than $9 million, according to a USA TODAY analysis of 2010 financial disclosures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. That’s enough to put them in the top 1% of wealth. Continue Reading →
After months of political jockeying, Manhattan Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito was elected unanimously as the next City Council speaker Wednesday, becoming the first Hispanic official to hold the city’s second-most-powerful political post. Continue Reading →
Melissa Mark-Viverito was for charter schools in her East Harlem district — until she hungered to become the next City Council speaker, critics charge. Continue Reading →
It was supposed to be a friendly talk about an East Harlem art space. Continue Reading →
With New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sworn in, attention turns to the second most powerful position in New York City. Continue Reading →
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio took his preference for Council Speaker public for the first time Monday — appearing at a “rah rah” luncheon with at least 60 backers of his close ally of East Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito, sources said. Continue Reading →