Robert Jackson Wins NY State Senate District 31

Residents of Washington Heights, Inwood, Harlem and Upper West Side the State Senate District 31 took to the polls Tuesday to vote for their representatives in the state legislature during this year’s midterm election. Continue Reading →

Harlem Special Election With A Brian Benjamin Win

Harlem’s game of political musical chairs comes to an end Tuesday. Voters elected Democrat Brian Benjamin to serve as the new State Senator for New York’s 30th District — which spans most of Central Harlem and parts of West Harlem, East Harlem, the Upper West Side and Washington Heights. Continue Reading →

Harlem Candidates Accuse Democratic Machine Of Rigging Contest

The Observer reports that three outsider candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for a Harlem State Senate seat penned a letter lashing out at New York County Chairman Keith Wright, accusing the party boss of acts tantamount to “voter suppression” in his bid to install his favored contender in office, and threatening him with legal action. Continue Reading →

Holland Challenges Perkins For Harlem Primary Seat

Union organizer Marvin Holland, the runner up in Tuesday’s special election for the District 9 City Council seat, has confirmed to Gotham Gazette that he will mount a challenge against the winner Bill Perkins when the seat is up for grabs again later this year. Continue Reading →

How Can I Get My Local Government To Pay Attention To Me In Harlem?

If you didn’t like a “recent election,” and you’ve been trying to get your city council in Harlem or Hollis to pay attention to some issues in your neighborhood that have been going on for a while now. Continue Reading →

Join Uptown Congressman-Elect Adriano Espaillat for Inaugural Swearing In Ceremony

Congressman-elect Adriano Espaillat will officially be sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent New York’s 13th Congressional District on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the U.S. Capitol Building. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rep Charles Rangel And Some Others Vote “No” On The Electoral College

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Some Democrats, Harlem’s Charlie Rangel included want to see the elimination of the Electoral College following Hillary Clinton’s loss to President-elect Donald Trump.  Continue Reading →