Mayor Michael Bloomberg

NEW YORK (AP) — Year-end boasts by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that New York is the safest big city in America can ring hollow in Brownsville, a Brooklyn neighborhood where there is a cycle of violence, silence and retribution and where crime reduction has lagged behind record lows across the city. A burst of gunfire on […]

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas woman and former actress pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, under a deal that her attorney has said would cap prison time at 18 years. Shannon Guess Richardson entered her plea in federal court in Texarkana, Texas, to a […]

May the good Lord, His angels and the blessed saints preserve me: I’m a Nazi. Why else would I be happy that New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly got run off of Brown University’s campus back on Oct. 29? But I’m not just happy; I’m downright GIDDY. Here’s what happened: Kelly was invited to […]

Roland Martin talked with Dr. Niaz Kasravi of the NAACP about the big setback just dealt those who oppose New York City’s stop and frisk…

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City council members say they will make history with a vote to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s vetoes on police oversight bills. At a rally on Thursday before the vote, activists cheered and held signs that read “override.” The council voted to create an inspector general for the police department […]

Huggy Lowdown announces this week’s “Bama of the Week” and lists the runner-ups including Tom Joyner and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Find out who won after you listen!

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas woman was indicted Friday on charges that she sent threatening, ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an attempt to frame her estranged husband. The federal indictment charges Shannon Richardson, 35, with two counts of mailing a threatening communication and one count of making […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that police “disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little” as compared to murder suspects’ descriptions, sparking criticism from activists and some politicians in a city that has been immersed in a debate about law enforcement and discrimination. Speaking on his weekly WOR-AM radio appearance, […]

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas woman was indicted Friday on charges that she sent threatening, ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an attempt to frame her estranged husband. The federal indictment charges Shannon Richardson, 35, with two counts of mailing a threatening communication and one count of making […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service said Thursday that a suspicious letter addressed to President Barack Obama and similar to ricin-laced ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been intercepted by a White House mail screening facility. The letter has been turned over to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force for testing and […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A bell tolled at the World Trade Center on Tuesday, honoring six people who died 20 years ago in the first terrorist attack on lower Manhattan. Family, friends and city officials stood near the memorial to those who perished eight years later in the Sept. 11 attack, which toppled the same […]

CHICAGO (AP) — After months of drama surrounding Jesse Jackson Jr.’s seat in Congress, the race to replace the congressman with the prominent name has pivoted to a different high-profile topic: guns. Only a short time ago, most of the attention in Illinois’ 2nd District was fixed on Jackson himself, specifically his mysterious leave of absence […]