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Charles Barron

Extremely Low Voter Turnout Tuesday

Posted 06.28.2012 | New York

It turns out that yes, Austin Finan, a spokesman for Grace Meng's winning campaign, was right: "Folks don't vote in June." A court ruled that New...

Jeffries Trounces Barron

Posted 06.27.2012 | New York

To the relief of the country's Democratic leaders, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries won the Democratic primary in the 8th Congressional District Tuesday ov...

Matt Sledge

Gentrification Plays Complicated Role In New York Congressional Races | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Charles Barron has never been one to hold his tongue. Speaking once at a rally demanding slavery reparations, he told a crowd, "I want to ...

WATCH: Does Anyone Know About Today's Primaries?

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

There's an election today. Didn't you know? You probably didn't. Nobody faults you for that. You for some reason know that Mitt Romney's wife dress...


| Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

By Patrick Hedlund, DNAinfo News Editor NEW YORK CITY — New Yorkers take to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in a handful of hotly contested...

Matt Sledge

Charles Barron's Press Conference Missing Key Endorser | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Friday was supposed to be a day for controversial City Councilman Charles Barron's allies to "stand by their man," according to a press re...

Newspapers Rally Around Jeffries, Fearing 'Embarrassing Ideologue' Congressman

Posted 06.21.2012 | New York

Four major New York newspapers have, in no uncertain terms, endorsed Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries for US Congress. The endorsements are fueled slightly...

Woman's Body Found In Laundry Bag

Posted 02.16.2012 | New York

The body of a woman was found stuffed inside a laundry bag in a vacant lot in Brownsville, Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon. Authorities tell The Dail...

Miss NY Contestant Wants To Have Dinner With Hitler

Posted 01.12.2012 | New York

DNAinfo profiled the 13 New York City women competing for the Miss New York crown this weekend in Westchester. The questions and answers range from th...

Bloomberg On NYC Walmart: 'We Should Not Say No To Anybody'

Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

In a press conference held on Monday, Mayor Bloomberg came in defense of the possibility of a Walmart opening in the city by suggesting New Yorkers be...

City Councilman Eulogizes Gaddafi As 'Our Brother', 'Freedom Fighter'

Posted 01.08.2012 | New York

They gathered at Sistas’ Place, a jazz and blues restaurant on Nostrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant to remember Muammar el-Qaddafi. They spoke o...

Educating for Democracy: The People's Trial of Mayor Bloomberg

Joel Shatzky | Posted 12.16.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Shortly after Mayor Michael Bloomberg assumed control of the New York City school system, he presented his programs as a national leader in "educati...

An Open Letter to All the "Critical" President Obama Supporters:

Ryan Mack | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Ryan Mack

I am not asking that prominent Black commentators should stop being critical of President Obama. I ask only that they be mindful of their awesome responsibility to many others.

Educating for Democracy: The 'War on the Poor'

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.28.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Over 45 years after the "War on Poverty", we are faced with a "For the Few Deal" -- what I would call a full-fledged "War on the Poor."

Carl Paladino Crumbles at Gubernatorial Debate

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

New York finally got a gubernatorial debate. Carl Paladino was the weakest performer -- no small achievement in a field that included Jimmy McMillan of the "Rent Is Too Damn High" party and ex-madam Kristen Davis.

Meet New York's Other Gubernatorial Candidates

Simon McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Carl Paladino and Andrew Cuomo have grabbed most of the headlines in the race for governor, but there are five other candidates on the ballot this Nov...

Meet New York's Other Gubernatorial Candidates | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One is the former madam of an escort service. Another goes by the nickname "the Green Hornet." And another writes screenplays on the side. ...

Charles Barron To Challenge Cuomo's Run For Lack Of Diversity

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A black New York City councilman says there's not enough diversity on the state's Democratic ticket and he'll run for governor to pro...

Downtown Activists Take On Bailout Recipients, Haiti Aid

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Allison Kilkenny & Zachary Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit This past Friday, a coalition of groups under the banner "Bail Out the People" took to t...

Haiti: Act of Nature or Act of Man?

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

This is not a good time to assign responsibility for what happened and is happening in Haiti. People are too upset. But there is never a good time to assign responsibility.

Charles Barron To Challenge Christine Quinn For Council Speaker | By Kathleen Lucadamo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Controversial City Councilman Charles Barron is gearing up to challenge Christine Quinn's reign as Council speaker....