Caribbean/American legislator arrested protesting Trump’s inauguration

Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, his mother Patricia Williams, as well as other New York elected officials, community advocates and members of the clergy, were arrested outside Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan. 150 more words


Al Sharpton Rips Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for Ignoring Haiti During Debate

Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald trump have earned the ire of Rev. Al Sharpton, advocates and elected officials hailing from the Carribbean who said they were disappointed neither candidate mentioned Haiti during the  514 more words

Hillary Clinton

NYC Councilman: 'We Expected a Lot More' From Obama—and de Blasio

Councilman Jumaane Williams, one of the City Council’s most left-wing members on economic and racial issues, says he and minority communities “expected a lot more” both from President Barack Obama and Mayor Bill de Blasio. 791 more words

Hillary Clinton

Bill de Blasio Won't Join Council Members in Sitting Out Pledge of Allegiance

On a day when several City Council members opted to sit during the Pledge of Allegiance—an act of protest against racial inequities in the country—Mayor Bill de Blasio said he’ll continue standing. 284 more words

Bill De Blasio

Pols, Advocates: Count City's Vacant Properties to Solve Homeless and Housing Crises

If the city wants to create more affordable housing and solve its homelessness crisis, elected officials and homelessness advocates say one way to do it is to conduct a citywide count of all vacant properties. 940 more words

Bill De Blasio

New York City Councilman Sits During Pledge Of Allegiance

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City councilman refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance Wednesday to protest racial injustice in the United States. 851 more words


Council Members Plan to Buck Speaker Mark-Viverito Over Police Reform

The two Council members behind a controversial package of proposed police reforms are looking to rally their colleagues into a revolt against Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who has sought to stop the measures from becoming law. 2,422 more words