Chirlane McCray

Erica Garner's heat comes on the heels of De Blasio's refusal to release the disciplinary records of Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the cop who wrestled Erica's father Eric Garner to the ground with a chokehold, subsequently killing him in July 2014.

Detective Gordon's comments, initially reported last month shortly after the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, marked the simmering tension between the Black community and law enforcement over police interactions.

A new memorial in honor of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be built above a commemorative carving of Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis in Georgia.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife, Chirlane McCray, along with their two children are, if nothing else, a very honest family. de Blasio has never shied away from his leftist past nor has McCray minced words about her previous life as a lesbian. Their teenage daughter, Chiara de Blasio, looks to carry on that tradition of […]

In New York Magazine’s recent feature, NYC’s First Lady Chirlane McCray speaks frankly and honestly about an incredibly taboo subject: motherhood. It took courage for her to admit that she initially had difficulty adjusting to her new identity of “mother”, after a quarter century of building a work-centered identity. Her confession will lend strength other […]

NYC’s Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio has made his family a focal point of his underdog campaign, and with good reason. de Blasio, his wife of nearly 20 years Chirlane McCray, and their children, 16-year-old Dante de Blasio and 18-year-old Chiara de Blasio, have given America a glimpse of itself that is usually obscured by […]

Chirlane McCray (pictured left) never expected to be where she is now. Starting out as a Black Massachusetts girl mocked by White classmates, she wrote poems daily to cope with her isolation and anger. Her family, one of the only Black ones in their neighborhood, found their new house victimized by racist graffiti. “I had never […]

Chirlane McCray’s (pictured left) 1979 Essence essay “I Am a Lesbian,” broke boundaries,  marking the first time a Black gay woman shared her sexuality openly. RELATED: Chirlane McCray Controversy Proves It’s Time To Get Out Of People’s Bedrooms Today,  McCray is married to N.Y.C. Public Advocate and Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio (pictured right), sharing with […]

When I was 16-years-old, I wanted to be a computer graphics designer.  Day and night, that’s all I literally dreamed about. Fast forward a year or two and then came the preoccupation with boys. Not straight-laced serious boys, but bad boys. A few years after that, I was on to the next thing. Computer Graphics became […]