A defiant Rep. Charlie Rangel declared that he “had to win” Tuesday night after beating his Republican opponent in a landslide victory. Continue reading
“It’s clear that the leadership we need he cannot provide at this time,” – former State Comptroller McCall
The so-called “Gang of Four” were black pioneers who ran New York state and the city and put Harlem on the political map. With two blows this week, that empire is in disarray.
Gov. David Paterson says he’s not running for a full term following a scandal over an abuse complaint against his aide. And Rep. Charles Rangel was accused Thursday by the House ethics committee of breaking House rules by accepting corporate money for trips to conferences in the Caribbean. Continue reading
In a rare group interview, the remaining members of the so-called “Gang of Four” appeared Monday night on NY1′s “Road To City Hall” where they discussed the legacy of Harlem politician and entrepreneur Percy Sutton who died over the weekend at the age of 89. NY1′s Michael Scotto filed the following report.
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Former Mayor David Dinkins, Congressman Charles Rangel and Former New York Secretary of State Basil Paterson lived their political lives alongside Percy Sutton. And without him, they say, their careers might not have shaped up the way they did. Continue reading
The first black NYC Mayor David Dinkins was reminded of his win the night Obama was elected President.
Charlie Rangel and David Dinkins perched on the back of a white convertible to ride the length of (the) yesterday’s African-American Day Parade 2008 on Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in Harlem…
Photographs from the Harlem African American Day Parade 2008 on Sunday, 1pm to 5 pm, on a sunny September 21st, 2008 day, all along Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., (Aka 7th Avenue). Elected officials, unions, volunteers, marching bands, families were out in full force with food, shirt, music, etc., vendors lining both sides of the street.
Photographed by Daniel Tisdale