Harry Belafonte

Ruby Dee in 2009 (Jason Kempin / Getty Images)

Memorial Honoring Ruby Dee Held At Riverside Church

Alicia Keys, Audra McDonald, Harry Belafonte and Angela Bassett were among those who celebrated Dee’s life at the Riverside Church in Manhattan.

09/20/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Launches Re-Election Bid At Democratic Convention On Long Island

Cuomo sounded a triumphant note in his party convention address that cited his successful efforts to pass gay marriage and gun control and his work to boost education investments and fix the economy of upstate New York.

05/22/2014

Bill de Blasio (R) is sworn in as New York City Mayor by former US President Bill Clinton (L) on the steps of City Hall in Lower Manhattan January 1, 2014. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Mayor De Blasio Takes Formal Oath At City Hall

Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City at midnight during a small ceremony at his Brooklyn home.

01/01/2014

New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio gives his victory speech on Nov. 5, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Announces Star-Studded Inaugural Committee

Gabrielle Fialkoff was named the inauguration chairwoman. Fialkoff, the president of a jewelry company, served as finance chairwoman for de Blasio’s successful runs for public advocate and mayor.

11/30/2013

Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota campaign in the New York City mayoral race. (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota Slams De Blasio For Not Speaking Against Belafonte’s Remarks

Democrat Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has a nearly 40-point lead in the polls over Republican Joe Lhota. If de Blasio is elected, he would be the first Democrat elected mayor since 1989.

11/04/2013

Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota campaign in the New York City mayoral race. (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota Slams Harry Belafonte For ‘Race Baiting’ Comments

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio hit the campaign trail Sunday with several events around the city.

11/03/2013

Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte

Belafonte, Baez Honored By Anti-War Group

Musicians and legendary social activists Joan Baez and Harry Belafonte were among those honored Friday night, as a prominent anti-war group celebrated its 90th anniversary.

10/19/2013

Christine Quinn UWS rally, Sept. 8, 2013. (credit: Twitter/Quinn4NY)

Mayoral Hopefuls Bring Out The Stars To Make Final Push For Votes

Quinn and her wife were greeted by about 100 supporters from groups like NOW-NYC and Planned Parenthood at the rally on Broadway. Rep. Carolyn Maloney also spoke to Quinn supporters.

09/08/2013

Harry Belafonte

Belafonte: De Blasio ‘Has Been There For Us, And Now We Are There For Him’

Musician and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte announced Tuesday that he is supporting Bill de Blasio for mayor.

07/30/2013

Edith Windsor (L), 83, and her lawyer Roberta Kaplan arrive at the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

DOMA Suit Plaintiff Windsor To Serve As Pride March Marshal

Edith Windsor, the plaintiff who filed the lawsuit that led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act this week, will be among the grand marshals for this year’s New York City Gay Pride parade.

06/29/2013

A pro gay marriage protester stands in front of the Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Take Up New Yorker’s Historic DOMA Case

The plaintiff in the case is Edith Windsor, who lived with her partner Thea Spyer in New York City for more than four decades and was forced to pay $363,053 in estate taxes when Spyer died in 2009 because DOMA didn’t recognize their marriage.

03/26/2013

Black History Month: Harry Belafonte

One On One For Black History Month: Harry Belafonte

They say your first passion is the one you choose. But your second, and most defining passion, is the one that chooses you.

01/30/2013

Christine Quinn (file / credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Quinn Named Grand Marshal Of Brooklyn West Indian Parade

The parade is known for its lively atmosphere complete with floats and dancers. Quinn said she is honored.

08/23/2012