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Rev. W. Taharka Robinson Honored for Consumer Protection Activism

By Mary Alice Miller It began two years ago, when the congregation of New Life Tabernacle sought to watch the historic election returns that culminated with Barack Obama winning the presidency. They rented a large flat-screen television for the event. The not-so-simple contract contained a rent-to-own interest rate of 400-500%. Two year later, Governor David […]Read More

John White Steps Forward to Fulfill Sentence

Flanked by his wife and sons, last week John White reported to the courtroom of the Honorable Barbara Kahn in the Suffolk County Court. He began his sentence of 2-4 years resulting from the incident in which John White was defending his family and home from a mob of drunken teens. That incident resulted in […]Read More

Attorney General Cuomo’s Wavering Relationship With Black Voters

After two weeks of investigating allegations against Governor David Paterson, requested by the governor himself, NYS Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has recused himself. Cuomo’s appointment of former state Chief Justice Judith Kaye solved a political conundrum: the unannounced Democratic candidate for governor investigating his chief rival – the state’s current governor.  The timing of Cuomo’s […]Read More

View From Here: Governor Paterson on the Edge

 Governor David Paterson’s problems are entirely of his own making.   Interfering with a woman protecting herself from a physical abuser?   It was both an arrogance of power and a devaluing of women.  It was also thoughtless, because his actions were just the open opportunity for any number of forces in the state to pounce on […]Read More