New York's NAACP President Hazel Dukes has offered a vehement defense of Brian Benjamin, the state's now-former lieutenant governor who resigned hours after he was indicted for alleged campaign finance violations, including bribery.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pending resignation over damning sexual harassment allegations has paved the way for State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be New York's first Black woman acting lieutenant governor.

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A hip-hop museum is coming to the Bronx with the help of a $3.7 million grant from New York State.

ITHACA, NY-Svante Missick, a biracial 24-year-old who was homeless as a child, is now the mayor of Ithaca, New York. Missick graduated from Cornell University and has become the youngest mayor ever in Ithaca, after serving on the Ithaca City Council while still in college. NBC News reports: Myrick’s family was at times homeless when […]

NEW YORK-Rep. Christopher Lee a married Republican Congressman from New York State has had racy pictures and texts that he sent to woman on Craiglist revealed. You can read all about it at Gawker and see other photos. In the pictures, Lee appears in his bathroom taking a pictures with a cell phone camera making […]

Cornell University Student, Keri Blakinger was caught with $150,000 worth of heroin in a tupperware jar in Ithaca, New York. Gawker reports: Police arrested Cornell senior Keri Blakinger while she was holding $150,000 worth of heroin, which she confessed was hers. A Cornell Daily Sun staffer, Keri posed in bikinis on Facebook—and lived in a […]