Mayor de Blasio Hails His Stop-and-Frisk Decision at Brooklyn Megachurch

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaking today.
Mayor Bill de Blasio speaking today.

Speaking at an East New York megachurch this morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio further celebrated the decision he made last week to end the city’s appeal to a federal ruling on stop-and-frisk. 

Mr. de Blasio, appearing at the sprawling Christian Cultural Center for the second time since his election, told the predominately black crowd of several thousand that he was focused on building a “pathway to a more just city.” Continue reading “Mayor de Blasio Hails His Stop-and-Frisk Decision at Brooklyn Megachurch”

Chirlane McCray Talks Immigration at First Solo Appearance as First Lady

Chirlane McCray speaking last night at the Christian Cultural Center.
Chirlane McCray speaking last night at the Christian Cultural Center.

Chirlane McCray made her first solo appearance as first lady last night, kicking off a panel on black immigration at the sprawling Christian Cultural Center in East New York.

Ms. McCray took the stage an hour late and spoke for less than 10 minutes in front of an audience gathered for a discussion of The Black Institute’s new “G Project,” which aims to identify first to fourth-generation black immigrants. Continue reading “Chirlane McCray Talks Immigration at First Solo Appearance as First Lady”