Politics

Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy on Jan. 25, 1972. (Photo by Thomas J. O'Halloran via Library of Congress, Wikimedia Commons)

Inspiration for New Members of Congress from Shirley Chisholm

Brooklyn, Politics, Women November 13, 2018 at 5:02 pm

As new members of Congress start orientation, Brooklyn Daily Eagle writes how the freshmen class, women of color in particular, can learn from Shirley Chisholm who made history as the first African-American woman elected to Congress.

Left to right: Rachel Kuo, Senti Sojwal, Julie Ae Kim and Tiffany Tso (Photo by Marion Aguas)

The Asian American Feminist Collective on Resistance

Asian, Brooklyn, Politics, Women November 7, 2018 at 5:41 pm

The Asian American Feminist Collective in Brooklyn strives to ensure that Asian-American communities are represented in political resistance movements, reports BK Reader.

Congress members Joe Crowley, Hakeem Jeffries, Yvette Clarke, Assemblymember Walter Mosley and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Photo via Bklyner)

Fifty Years On, a Bill to Honor Shirley Chisholm

Black, Brooklyn, Politics, Women November 6, 2018 at 10:58 pm

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries introduced a bill that would award Shirley Chisholm a Congressional Gold Medal and made the announcement on the 50th anniversary of the day she became the first Black woman elected to Congress, reports Bklyner.

Young Latinos Alexis Ortiz, Jennifer Díaz, Kevin Finnegan-Díaz and Andrés Aguirre become a new voting force in the midst of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant climate. (Photo via El Diario)

Jolted by Trump, Latino Youths Realize the Power of Voting

Latino, Politics, Youth November 5, 2018 at 4:22 pm

After having been politically apathetic before, a new generation of Hispanic millennials seems to have awakened to the importance of voting in the Trump era, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Registering voters (Photo by Tatyana Bellamy-Walker via Amsterdam News)

Raising Voter Turnout in East Flatbush

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Politics November 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Volunteers at the nonprofit East Flatbush Village have organized pop-up voter registration drives in the Brooklyn neighborhood to improve voter turnout and clear up voting confusion, reports Amsterdam News.

Sayu Bhojwani (Photo by Sean Zanni via Gotham Gazette)

Bhojwani: Prepping Immigrant Candidates for Office

Immigration, New York, Politics November 1, 2018 at 5:42 pm

The city’s first MOIA commissioner has a new book out about her work helping immigrant leaders raise money and get elected, reports Gotham Gazette.

Jair Bolsonaro (Photo by Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/ Agencia Brasil, Creative Commons license)

Bolsonaro Wins 76 Percent of the NY Vote

Elections 2018, New York, Politics, South American October 31, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Documented takes a look at why Brazilian immigrants and expatriates in New York voted overwhelmingly for far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in the country’s presidential election.

In a fundraising event, Dominican community leaders supported Ramfis Domínguez Trujillo, presidential candidate for the 2020 Dominican election. (Photo by Antonio Kelley via Noticia Long Island)

Trujillo’s Grandson: I Promised to Build a Border Wall Before Trump Did

Dominican, Long Island, Politics October 25, 2018 at 5:49 pm

At a meeting with Dominican community leaders, Ramfis Trujillo, a Dominican Republic presidential candidate and the grandson of dictator Rafael Trujillo, vowed to build a wall on the country’s border with Haiti, reports Noticia Long Island.

Author Ron Howell and his book on his grandfather Bertram Baker, the first Black person elected to public office in Brooklyn. (Photo by Photo by Alexandra Simon via Caribbean Life)

Remembering the ‘Boss of Black Brooklyn’

Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, History, Politics October 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm

A new book on Bertram L. Baker explores how the first Black lawmaker elected to office in Brooklyn brought together Caribbean immigrants and U.S.-born Black Americans, reports Caribbean Life.

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Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate?

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Politics September 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Following his narrow loss for the lieutenant governor seat, Jumaane Williams speaks to Amsterdam News on whether he will run for public advocate, the “awe-inspiring” primary results and his record as a Brooklyn council member.

Dreamers from Make the Road Action at an event with Cynthia Nixon. (Photo from Make the Road Action via El Diario)

Report: Latino Vote Will Be Key in NY Democratic Primaries

Latino, New York, Politics September 7, 2018 at 1:10 pm

A Make the Road Action study predicts that, with 17 percent of the potential electorate and growing political awareness, Latinos will have a decisive influence in the next citywide Democratic primaries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Stephen Witt (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Matching Funds for Local Media?

Media, New York, Politics September 6, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected the idea that a portion of campaign matching funds might be directed toward supporting local media, reports Kings County Politics.

Khan's supporters at a victory rally in Jackson Heights on July 26. (Photo by Mohammad Farrukh)

In NYC’s Pakistani Enclaves, Most Cheer Imran Khan

Featured Posts, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian July 30, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Most members of the Pakistani community hope Imran Khan will usher in cleaner government and improving relations with the U.S.

Letitia James Kicks Off AG Race at Bklyn HQ

Letitia James Kicks Off AG Race at Bklyn HQ

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, New York, Politics July 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Kings County Politics reports on the official launch of Letitia James’ campaign for state AG.

Julia Salazar (middle) (Photo via campaign website)

Progressive Candidate Julia Salazar Looks for Upset Win

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Latino, Politics July 10, 2018 at 5:24 pm

NYC community media outlets cover the progressive platform of Brooklyn state Senate candidate Julia Salazar, whose grassroots campaign and support of Democratic socialism have drawn comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.