Category Archives: African Americans

Trouble In Ed Reform Land

[NOTE: I was informed late Wednesday afternoon that attorneys for plaintiffs in Wright v State of New York had filed a letter advising the Court that they did not oppose the consolidation motion back on Friday, August 22. Click here.] Since … Continue reading

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Rally For Justice Marchers Arrive SI Ferry Terminal, “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!”

“Hands up! Don’t Shoot!” Continue reading

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UAC/African Leadership Project ‘Meet The Candidates 77AD Forum’ | African Immigrant Issues

Thursday night’s forum in the 77th Assembly District (West Bronx) was billed as an effort for the candidates to address the needs, concerns and issues of the immigrant African community. Continue reading

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IT’S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG IN THE 79AD — BLAKE, MICHAEL & ALVAREZ BATTLE

Well, it looks like the Bronx County Democratic organization has a major battle on its hands in the 79 Assembly District. This morning, the Appellate Division, First Department found no reason to disturb [Justice Carter’s] adoption of the referee’s report and … Continue reading

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D-Day for Team Blake

On Thursday morning, I sat in Judge John W. Carter’s courtroom as he listened to lawyers’ rebuttal of the special referee’s report recommending denial of Petitioner’s motion in Jones v Blake, a residency challenge filed against Michael Blake, a Bronx … Continue reading

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He Lives! Reports of Fred Ricks Campaign Demise Are Flat Wrong

This morning, I got an email from Fred Ricks telling me that my report that he dropped out of the 79 AD race is flat wrong.   Good day sir my name is Fred Ricks and I am currently a … Continue reading

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BY THE NUMBERS: A Deep Dive Into The $200K Man

As a political junkie and former Bronx state legislator (79AD), I am curious about Mr. Mike Blake and his willingness to raise and spend whatever it takes to win a Bronx Assembly seat. I’m also curious to see how a … Continue reading

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Sherrise Palomino Stakes Her Claim In 77AD Race

Looks like there’s a new player in 77th Assembly District version of cable TV’s Game of Thrones. And her name is Sherrise Palomino. Palomino is a 2nd generation American of Jamaican, Cuban and Indian heritage. She earned bachelor’s and master’s … Continue reading

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Michael Blake’s Political Endgame

As I sat through the three-day court hearing on the challenge to Michael Blake’s residency status, I made some observations. Michael Blake is a caliber of candidate who doesn’t usually pop up in Bronx politics. He comes with a pedigree … Continue reading

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Things That Make You Say Hmm!

During three days of testimony before a special referee hearing the election law challenge to his candidacy, Blake sought to establish his residential bona fides as legally qualified candidate seeking elected office in New York State and his Bronx assembly … Continue reading

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