ALBANY—David Paterson to Brooklyn, Take Two.
The governor will appear at a “community conversation” in the borough of Vito Lopez, not exactly a Paterson supporter, on December 1 at the First A.M.E. Zion Church on MacDonough Street. The forum is organized by Assemblywoman Annette Robinson, Representative Ed Towns, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and City Read More
ALBANY–A forum in Bedford-Stuyvesant billed as “A Community Conversation” with David Paterson took place last night without David Paterson.
About 400 people showed up at the First A.M.E. Zion Church on MacDonough Street for the forum, which included appearances by Bill Thompson, John Liu, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Councilmembers Al Vann and Letitia Read More
Here's a biographical web video from City Council candidate Saquan Jones, who is one of what looks like, at the moment, a long list of candidates running for Al Vann's seat in Brooklyn's 36th Council District.
One of those candidates is Vann himself, who is running for re-election since he's no longer restrained by Read More
The 16 members of the Brooklyn City Council delegation – the Council’s largest – are now accepting nominations for the position of delegation leader. The term is up for the current leader, Eric Dilan, although he is not prevented from running for the mostly ceremonial position again.
The position had previously been held simultaneously by Read More
After speaking at Barack Obama’s watch party in Manhattan, I sat down with City Councilman Al Vann of Brooklyn, who compared this campaign to the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s 1984 presidential campaign, which Vann said he spearheaded in New York.
“The primary engine driving that campaign really was the black church,” Vann said of the Read More
One more thing on Hillary and the Brooklyn Democrats:
According to party chairman Vito Lopez, Hillary Clinton was endorsed after that Williamsburg meeting yesterday by a vote of 29 to 2.
The two nay votes came from council member Albert Vann and district leader Olanike Alabi.
Barack Obama is in town today – look for him on The Daily Show later tonight – and the non-vacationing Azi was on hand at a rally near Times Square that the Illinois senator held to show off some endorsements from New York pols.
You can get a summary of the event Read More
Al Vann isn’t the only person who can hold a Stop Yassky meeting.
Sent to my inbox a little while ago was a notice about several Independence Party leaders who are planning their own Stop Yassky meeting because he “neglected his duty as chairman of the waterfront committee.”
The question, though, is whether getting dissed Read More
It made for fairly gripping stuff last night when Michael Myers and Al Vann took on the issue of race in the 11th district election.
Myers accused Vann of “racial hustling” for calling on David Yassky, the only white candidate in the field, to withdraw.
I’m telling you that the Voting Rights Act Read More
We stopped by Kenneth Clark‘s funeral at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Harlem this morning.
The funeral, which was packed with civil rights types, was clearly a Big Deal in New York, and in black New York particularly, if not in the overtly political world. Still, pols from David Dinkins to Al Vann were Read More