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Mayor David Dinkins

20 Minutes With Mandela That Changed My Life

Dominic Carter | Posted 02.05.2014 | New York
Dominic Carter

As I seated myself, I could hardly believe I was sitting across from the man who had almost single-handedly brought down the system of apartheid. Yet Mandela called me "Mister Carter."

1989: David Dinkins Makes History

Posted 11.07.2013 | Black Voices

On this day in 1989, David Dinkins was elected, making him the first black mayor of New York City. Dinkins lost his bid for reelection to Rudy Giu...

Former NYC Mayor Hospitalized

AP | Posted 10.31.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins has been hospitalized with pneumonia. His law partner and adviser, Peter Johns...

My Conversation With David Dinkins

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.03.2013 | New York
Tavis Smiley

Tomorrow night on PBS, I sit with David Dinkins, New York City's first, and to this date, only African-American mayor. We look back on his impressive political career and discuss his new memoir, A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic.

Master of the City: How Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. Ruled New Haven

Josef Goodman | Posted 10.27.2013 | College
Josef Goodman

As DeStefano, the longest serv­ing mayor of New Haven, prepares to pack up his corner office on the second floor of City Hall, parallels to Giuliani are apparent. Just as the tough-love practitioner transformed New York City, especially its well-heeled districts, so too DeStefano improved the Elm City.

NYPD Faces Serious Brain Drain

| Posted 09.19.2012 | New York

By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor NEW YORK CITY — The NYPD will lose nearly a quarter of its workforce over the next f...

The Days Of David Dinkins Revisited, Revised | Michael Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Do you really want to go back to the bad old days of Mayor David N. Dinkins? Rudolph W. Giuliani, as he had done before, indelicately broached this rh...