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”

Jerry Nadler Joins Immigration Advocates Targeting Michael Grimm

Congressman Jerry Nadler today.
Congressman Jerry Nadler today.

Congressman Jerry Nadler wants the lone Republican in the city’s Congressional delegation to get lost.

Speaking at an immigration reform rally this morning, Mr. Nadler took aim at Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, whom advocates charge has not done enough to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Continue reading “Jerry Nadler Joins Immigration Advocates Targeting Michael Grimm”

Charlie Rangel and Joe Crowley Arrested at Immigration Protest

Congressman Joe Crowley's head sticks up above the crowd. (Photo: Congressman Charlie Rangel's office)
Joe Crowley’s head sticks up above the crowd. (Photo: Vine/Charlie Rangel’s office)

New York Congressmen Charlie Rangel and Joe Crowley were among eight federal lawmakers reportedly arrested at an immigration reform rally in Washington D.C. earlier this evening.

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Mayor Bloomberg Cheers Obama’s ‘Call to Fix the Nation’s Broken Gun Laws’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo: Getty)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo: Getty)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has emerged as one of the nation’s loudest gun control advocates in recent months. Unsurprisingly, in his response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address last night, the mayor focused on the Commander in Chief’s push for stronger gun control laws including background checks and a ban on high-capacity magazines.

“Tonight, President Obama made a clarion call to fix the nation’s broken gun laws,” Mayor Bloomberg said in a statement. “In a chamber filled with both survivors of gun violence and the men and women of the United States Congress who have the power to improve our gun laws, President Obama implored both parties to come together on an issue that has the support of the vast majority of Americans: keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people.” Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg Cheers Obama’s ‘Call to Fix the Nation’s Broken Gun Laws’”