Tag: Bill de Blasio

Suspect in Fatal Firefight in Jersey City Could Have Possible Link to Black Hebrew Israelites, Police Say

Photo: Getty Images One of the alleged assailants involved in an hours-long gunbattle with law enforcement in Jersey City, N. J., Tuesday is being investigated for possible ties to the Black Hebrew Israelites. David Anderson (47) and Francine Graham (50) were identified as suspects in the two-hour-long shootout that left six people dead, including the […]

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‘David Duke in Uniform’: NYPD Officers Say Top Cop Told Them to Target Black and Latinx Commuters on Subways

Photo: Getty Images A high-ranking NYPD leader who oversees the department’s subway policing division has come under increased scrutiny in the last week as former subordinates have publicly called out the leader on his racism—even going so far as to refer to him as “David Duke in uniform.” Recent reporting from The New York Times […]

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New Monument Will Honor New York City’s Historic Black Seneca Village Community

The legacy of a historic Black community that once resided in the epicenter of New York City will be memorialized. According to the Smithsonian, a new monument will capture the history of Seneca Village. A planned monument announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office earlier this month is set to honor a prominent African-American family […]

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Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish: Trump Bids Adieu to Longtime Hometown; New York Political Heavyweights Rejoice

Poor POTUS done up and abandoned his longtime hometown. But no one in power there seems to be shedding any white tears about his duplicitous departure. Advertisement As a matter of fact, soon after The New York Times broke the news of how Donald John officially changed his residency from New York City to Palm […]

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Sorry to This Man: Alleged NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Bows Out of Presidential Race

Photo: Sean Rayford (Getty Images) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio officially ended his presidential campaign today, writing in an NBC News op-ed, “I have contributed all I can to this Democratic primary.” “This campaign has been a profound experience for me,” de Blasio wrote. “I saw America in full—not as it appears on […]

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Bill de Blasio Talks ICE, Sex Work Decriminalization and Why Black People Should Support His Campaign

Eyes on 2020An in-depth look at the candidates vying for the highest office in the land in 2020. New York City Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio said Donald Trump won the 2016 Election because people stayed home instead of hitting the polls, not because the majority of the country is racist (03:25). […]

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No Regrets? NYC Mayor and Presidential Candidate Bill de Blasio Gets Real About Eric Garner, the NYPD, and Policing

Eyes on 2020An in-depth look at the candidates vying for the highest office in the land in 2020. New York City Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio has no regrets over how he handled the legal proceedings of Daniel Pantaleo, the cop who killed Eric Garner. During his interview with The Root, de […]

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New Yorkers Should Thank Police for the Summer “Slowdown”

Just ahead of a beautiful August weekend in New York, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, the highest-ranking uniformed officer in the force, was dispatched to local TV outlet NY1 to contradict the head of the city’s police union. It would be the first weekend since Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner […]

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Too Few Black and Latino Students Get Into NYC’s Gifted and Talented Programs, So NYC Considers Dumping the Programs

New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Bill de Blasio. He’s on the hot seat in his city as he must decide whether to accept a panel’s recommendation to end gifted and talented programs in the nation’s largest school district in a bid to better diversify the city’s schools. Photo: Stephen Maturen (Getty) In […]

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Castro Punches His Ticket, Harris Starts to Fidget and Yang starts to Kick It: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 8

Illustration: Elena Scotti (Photos: Getty Images) We made it. After eight full weeks of Twitter spats, campaign gossip, polls and memes, we’ve reached our first bye week of The Root’s Presidential Black Power Rankings. Not only have the power rankings been a rousing success, with people eagerly anticipating each week, the engagement we’ve engendered (which […]

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NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Reportedly Used NYPD Security Detail to Move Daughter Out of Apartment

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (R), Chirlane McCray (2L), Chiara de Blasio (2R) and Dante de Blasio (L) visit the house his grandmother was born in during a visit to Mayor de Blasio’s grandmother’s town on July 24, 2014, in Grassano, Italy.Photo: Giovanni Marino (Getty Images) New York Mayor and Democratic presidential long […]

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Eric Garner’s Daughter Meets With NYC Mayor, Says Not Firing Officer Daniel Pantaleo Is ‘Unacceptable’

Emerald Garner, daughter of chokehold victim Eric Garner, gets emotional as she leaves the U.S. Attorney’s office, in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 16, 2019. Photo: AP Photo (Richard Drew) Though at this point it should be expected, it’s always a gut punch when a police officer takes a life—on video—and said death is ruled a homicide […]

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On 5th Anniversary of Eric Garner’s Death, Protesters Will Take to New York City’s Streets Once More

On the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner’s death, New Yorkers will once again return to the streets in protest—this time, at the forefront of their minds will be the Department of Justice’s recent decision not to pursue civil rights charges against the NYPD officer who placed Garner in a deadly chokehold. As NBC New York […]

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Biden Misses the Bus, Booker Starts to Cuss, and Harris Adjusts: The Root’s 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 2

Illustration: Elena Scotti (Photos: Getty Images) Welcome back to The Root’s 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, where our select committee of activists, consultants, politicians, and analysts decide where the candidates stand on the issues that matter to black people. This week’s rankings are curated by Dr. Jason Johnson, Politics Editor of The Root (yours truly) […]

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In First Debate, Democrats Say They’re All for Change, but Argue Over How Far to Go and at What Cost

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), former housing secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke take part in the first night of the Democratic presidential debate, June 26, 2019, in Miami.Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) In the Democrats’ first presidential […]

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