Harlem’s Adriano Espaillat Introduce Anti-Hate Bill Following Charlottesville Violence

Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statements regarding their bill, the No Federal Funding for Confederate Symbols Act.

After Charlottesville, Multiple Faiths Look For Healing In Harlem

NY1 reports that faith leaders gathered Sunday in Harlem to address the hatred and intolerance they said prompted violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Rep. Espaillat Seeks Department Of Justice Rejection Of AT&T And Time Warner Merger

Rep.released the following statement in response to the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner.

Planned Parenthood Of NYC Joins Call To Remove Dr. J. Marion Sims Statue

When images of white supremacists taking the streets in Charlottesville first surfaced, thousands of New Yorkers participated in rallies to condemn the hateful actions and rhetoric of white supremacist groups.

De Blasio Taps Harlemites And Others To Consider Controversial Statues’

NY Daily News reports that Mayor de Blasio named a committee Friday to address how the city should deal with the sordid histories of hundreds of statues, plaques, obelisks and other Continue Reading →

The Groundswell Behind The “Future, Past, Present Day We Find A Way,” Mural In Harlem

As seen in the protests in Charlottesville and the subsequent removals of Confederate statues like the Dr. J. Marion Sims statue in East Harlem and across the nation, art is Continue Reading →

“Democrats Need To Dramatize Their Differences With Trump,” Says Harlem’s Sharpton

Mic reports that “I have fought with Donald Trump for 35 years,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said in a phone interview. “He only understands fighting, and you have to go Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Remove Confederate Symbols From Federal Public Land

By Reps. Adraino Espaillat and Dwight Evans  The Confederate Battle Flag is one of the most controversial symbols from U.S. history, signifying a representation of racism, slavery, the oppression of African-Americans Continue Reading →

The Statue Of Dr. J. Marion Sims Who Experimented On Slaves Is Defaced And More

Gothamist reports that as the mayor’s office begins its “90-day review of all symbols of hate on city property,” some may be too restless to wait for official action.

Op-Ed: Democracy Abroad, Hypocrisy At Home, Have We Learned Nothing From History?

By Michael McQuillan Having spent $4.79 trillion for our “War on Terror” in the wake of the September 11th attacks through 2016 according to Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat Responds To Trump’s Phoenix Rally

A couple of days ago, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) spoke with CNN’s New Day host Chris Cuomo in response to President Trump’s unhinged remarks during last night’s rally in Phoenix, Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Rally To Remove Offensive Statue

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, elected officials and community leaders today rallied outside Central Park to demand the New York City Parks Department remove a patently offensive statue.

A Book Sheds Light On America’s Problem With White Supremacy

It took Donald Trump two days to condemn the white supremacists who held the recent alt-right rally in Charlottesville that resulted in the death of civil rights activist Heather Heyer.

Harlem Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez To Call For NYC To Install More Safety Bollards

Today, Saturday, Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and other elected officials and transportation advocates will call on the City of New York to install pedestrian safety bollards along sidewalks in Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat On Steve Bannon’s Removal By Donald Trump

Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement in response to Steve Bannon’s removal from the White House and his role as Chief Strategist in the Trump Administration: