Election Results: What to Watch for Tonight

I found this formula online about what to watch for tonight.  It sounds like the rules of a card game.  Hence, why they call politics a game. FOR MCCAIN TO WIN: The GOP nominee has to win Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and Virginia to get to 270 electoral votes comfortably. He can lose Ohio but not […]

Harlem Rocks the Vote!

Photo by: forota/flickr My neighbors across the hall are first generation African immigrants.  A hard working, young family with two little ones trying to live the American Dream.  The little boy, who started school this year, is apparently already politically astute…I could hear him chanting, O-bam-a, O-bam-a, O-bam-a this morning! I was out of the […]

Terence Tolbert, gone but not forgotten

Chris of Harlem Fur sent me an email this morning sharing his thoughts about the loss of Terence Tolbert, a life long Harlemite who died of a fatal heart attack last night. Tolbert was the state director of Barack Obama’s Nevada campaign. Chris says: Few would argue that he worked himself to death on a […]

U.F. Exclusive: Election Day Watch Party Guide

It’s finally here! All the long hours watching CNN and CSPAN! The countless rewinding on your TIVO/DVR of the debates to look for the most subtle clues of invincibility or vulnerability in the candidates’ countenance. You’ve eaten up enough punditry to write your own political column for the New York Times. In what has been […]

Rangel’s Got Competition

I don’t profess to be an expert on Rangel’s long and rocky career as the Representative of Congressional District 15.  I do know that the recent findings about his personal life that are closely connected to his professional life are a bit – eh, questionable. I also know that the man is ballsy as hell […]

Wanted: Charlie Rangel Poster

I’m sure everyone who lives or works in Harlem has seen the various political posters that have Barack Obama paired with other local Democrats.  If you are like most, the Rangel/Obama poster is the most irritating.  If you’ve been following the news, you know that Rangel was a huge Hillary supporter who only grungingly decided […]

Election Watch Night at The Shabazz Center

Dowoti Désir, Executive Director of The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (The Shabazz Center), announced today that the center will host an Election Night Watch. The Watch will provide an opportunity for the public to come together to witness the results of the 2008 presidential election. “Voting in the 2008 […]

Mayor Accused of Forcing Support for Third Term

The New York Times has accused Mayor Bloomberg of using questionable tactics to run for a third term in office.  Critics charge the Mayor with allegedly greasing the palms of a number of nonprofits that receive donations from him.  While the original intention might have been honorable, now it is simply borders on “coercion,” according […]

Say What? Obama’s Harlem Supporters on Howard Stern

There is a “prank” that has been making the rounds on the Internet.  I thought twice about posting it because the whole concept of specifically choosing Black people in Harlem means that they were already had a stereotype in mind when they set foot on 125th Street.  And we are talking about Howard Stern. In […]

The Last Great Debate

Tomorrow night is the last of the Presidential Debates.  Where will you be?  Add Moca to your list of spots to get your politicking game on. DJ Jon Quick will be spinning the wheels of steel before and after the debate at the weekly event, Sweettooth Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Moca Lounge […]

East Harlem Voters back Bloomie 3rd Time Around

Scores of East Harlem residents who roundly rejected Mayor Bloomberg in the last election said yesterday they’re ready to back the billionaire in his third bid for office. “I think that I’ve seen major improvements in this community in the past couple of years in terms of safety and especially education,” said Tamara Davis, 36, […]

Presidential Debate @ Nectar

  Tomorrow night, Friday, September 26, 2008 is the first Presidential Debate between Senators Obama & McCain during this historic election season. Come to Nectar to watch and discuss this meaningful event as it unfolds while enjoying wine, cheese and charcuterie. Nectar will be donating a portion of the evening’s sales to the Obama/Biden campaign. […]

President of the Dominican Republic @ Columbia

  His Excellency Leonel Fernández, President of the Dominican Republic to address Columbia University’s World Leaders Forum His Excellency Leonel Fernández, President of the Dominican Republic — in New York City for the 63rd General Assembly of the United Nations — will speak at Columbia University , Thursday, September 25 between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 […]

Dems Defend Rangel

House Dems Stop GOP Move to Censure Rangel Over Apt. Rentals [Fox] Ethics Probe of Rangel Takes New Turn [The Hill] House Defends GOP Censure of NY Rep Rangel [AP] House Tables Resolution to Censure Rangel [NYT]

Stanley Michels Dedication

You Are Cordially Invited To Join Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Council Member Robert Jackson At a Ceremony To Name the Promenade at the Heather Garden In Honor of Stan Michels In Recognition of His Years of Dedicated Public Service and Steadfast Support for Our Parks Thursday, July 24, 2008 4:00 p.m. Fort Tryon Park […]

Letter to the Editor: David Paterson

Governor David Paterson had the following to say to the New York Times: I want to put to rest any questions that my neighbors and New Yorkers may have about my home at Lenox Terrace. My family and I have resided at Lenox Terrace for more than 20 years. Lenox Terrace has been, and always […]

Rangel Hands One Over

Rangel to Relinquish Apartment used as Office [NYT] Rangel to Give Up Rent Stabilized Office [NY1] Rangel Gives up one of his luxury dens [Michelle Malkin] Ha! I Beat You To It [NYDN] Rangel to Give up Low Rent Apartment [WNBC] Rangel Evicting Himself [NYP] Photo credit: Fred Conrad/NYT

Charlie’s No Angel

I held off on posting a dedicated post to the Charlie Rangel fiasco because I knew all sorts of new developments would be cropping up. It’s all over the web — from Harlem to D.C. — that good old’ Charlie is in hot water –again. Lenox Terrace, one of the predecessors to “luxury living” in […]