Memorial Honoring Ruby Dee Held At Riverside ChurchAlicia Keys, Audra McDonald, Harry Belafonte and Angela Bassett were among those who celebrated Dee's life at the Riverside Church in Manhattan.
Gov. Cuomo Launches Re-Election Bid At Democratic Convention On Long IslandCuomo 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.
NYC Mayor De Blasio Takes Formal Oath At City HallBill de Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City at midnight during a small ceremony at his Brooklyn home.
De Blasio Announces Star-Studded Inaugural CommitteeGabrielle 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.
Lhota Slams De Blasio For Not Speaking Against Belafonte's RemarksDemocrat 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.
Lhota Slams Harry Belafonte For 'Race Baiting' CommentsDemocratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio hit the campaign trail Sunday with several events around the city.
Belafonte, Baez Honored By Anti-War GroupMusicians 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.
Mayoral Hopefuls Bring Out The Stars To Make Final Push For VotesQuinn 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.
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.
DOMA Suit Plaintiff Windsor To Serve As Pride March MarshalEdith 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.
Supreme Court To Take Up New Yorker's Historic DOMA CaseThe 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.
One On One For Black History Month: Harry BelafonteThey say your first passion is the one you choose. But your second, and most defining passion, is the one that chooses you.