Never one to cut out early on a warm, sunny Friday, Azi sends along the news that the Lenora Fulani faction of the Independence Party has won back the right to control the selection of party candidates in New York City.
Fulani, who waged an independent bid for the presidency in 1988 Read More
Okay. Barring extraordinary circumstances, this will be the last item here on Lenora Fulani this week.
Even as she capped off an announcement that she’s going to run for mayor and repudiate her anti-Semitic comments from 18 years, Fulani pointedly refused to retreat from another controversial position:
that it’s OK Read More
"I am repudiating my remarks of 18 years ago."
That was from Lenora Fulani of the Independence Party earlier today as she announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a "city-wide" office. The chances are "very high" it will be mayor, she told me after the press conference.
The 1989 remarks in Read More
While the Republican state Senate majority was holding a hearing about the Spitzer administration's ethics issues, Eliot Spitzer was in Chelsea with Michael Bloomberg and others talking about expanding health care coverage.
During a Q&A, I tried to ask the mayor why ads for his quasi-campaign web site now appear on Google Read More
There’s a new player in the ongoing fight between the Independence Party of New York City and their own state party organization: the National Action Network.
A lawyer for NAN, which is run by Al Sharpton, joined the city organization of the Independence Party, which is controlled by Lenora Fulani supporters, Read More
I asked Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf what he thought about the prospect of Independence Party activist Lenora Fulani getting into into the 2009 mayor's race.
His assessment: she would be "great fodder for any negative campaign."
UPDATE: Cathy Stewart, New York County Independence Party Chair emailed just now to Read More
Controversial Independence Party activist (and Bloomberg supporter) Lenora Fulani may be running for mayor in 2009.
When asked about the possibility, Sarah Lyons, an Independence Party functionary and Fulani supporter, said, “We’re not in a position to say anything about it, but I can tell you this, though: that she is planning on holding Read More
Mark your calendars: the state Independence Party is getting together, apart.
A week from Monday, the New York County chapter of the party, which is closely associated with Lenora Fulani, will have its annual fund-raiser at the Woolworth Kitchen Tower.
Tomorrow, a rival, Staten Island-based faction will hold an event to present awards Read More
UPDATE: NY1 Political Director Bob Hardt responds: “Ms. Fulani is obviously entitled to her opinion but our award-winning record of covering her and her organizations speaks for itself. Ms. Fulani has received several opportunities to appear on our program and has had ample opportunity to give her side of the story in every report we’ve Read More
Lenora Fulani doesn’t think much of NY1 host Dominic Carter.
At a panel discussion about race and media in midtown, Fulani, who was in the audience, told Carter, who was a panelist, that his network treated her like “a nappy headed ho.”
“My employers are emailing your network and I liked you a lot more Read More