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Ras Baraka

Ras Baraka Sworn In As Newark’s New Mayor

Former councilman Ras Baraka, 45, took the oath of office Tuesday during a ceremony in front of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

07/01/2014

Rev. Fred Lucas Jr. speaks during Mayor Bill de Blasio's inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Dept. Of Sanitation Chaplain Causes Stir Comparing NYC To ‘Plantation’ At De Blasio Inauguration

Rev. Fred Lucas Jr. was one of four people to deliver an invocation during Wednesday’s ceremony.

01/02/2014

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

De Blasio Swearing In

Bill de Blasio Sworn In As 109th Mayor Of New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City just after midnight New Year’s Day, in a small ceremony outside his Brooklyn home.

01/01/2014

Mayor Michael Bloomberg hosts his final interfaith breakfast on his last day in office, Dec. 31, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Mayor Bloomberg Thanks New Yorkers For ‘Honor And Privilege’

Bloomberg’s final 48 hours in office included the unveiling of his official City Hall portrait and the signing of legislation banning plastic foam food containers and adding e-cigarettes to the indoor smoking ban. He will leave office when the clock strikes midnight and a new year is ushered in.

12/31/2013

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio speaks as Bill Bratton, who he named to lead the NYPD, listens, Dec. 5, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Free Tickets Available For De Blasio Inauguration

The swearing in will take place in front of City Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at noon. Incoming New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Letita James, both Democrats, will also be sworn in at the ceremony at City Hall Plaza.

12/26/2013

P.S. 22 Chorus On Steps Of U.S. Capitol Jan. 20, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Staten Island’s P.S. 22 Choir Reflects On Inauguration Performance

The young members of the P.S. 22 choir have become Staten Island celebrities and a part of American history, and on Monday, they were sharing their memories of performing at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

02/04/2013

Beyonce performs the National Anthem at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Beyonce Says She Sang Along With Prerecorded Track At Obama Inauguration

After a brief greeting, the superstar asked the audience to stand, and immediately belted out an unaccompanied rendition of the “The Star Spangled Banner” which was received with hoots and applause.

01/31/2013

Fireworks explode at the stroke of midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York City. Approximately one million people are expected to ring in the new year in Times Square. (Credit: Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Audiofile: January – The Month In Sound

This was also the month that Lance Armstrong finally came clean about his years of doping to become a cycling champion. Also in sports and due, at least in part, to the cloud cast by performance-enhancing drugs, no one was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

01/31/2013

Beyonce performs the National Anthem to conclude the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.      (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Did Beyonce Lip-Sync ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ At Obama Inauguration?

If you thought Beyonce’s performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” was flawless, that’s because parts of it were pre-recorded.

01/22/2013

The Brooklyn Tabernacle choir performs during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Soloist Recounts Inauguration Performance

“Honestly when the music started, my heart steadied, I felt the love, the support and prayers of everybody surrounding me and then it just a matter of delivering it,” said Alicia Olatuja.

01/22/2013

Commander-In-Chief Ball

‘America’s Possibilities Are Limitless,’ Obama Says On Day Of Pageantry

President Barack Obama took a public oath of office on Monday after he was sworn in during a private ceremony on Sunday. The Constitution requires presidential terms to begin on Jan. 20.

01/21/2013

Inauguration viewing party at the Harlem Armory - Jan. 21, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Tri-State Area Watches President Obama’s Second Inauguration

That included a watch party at the Harlem Armory, where applause erupted following the ceremonial swearing-in.

01/21/2013

John Mayer and Katy Perry attend the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Stars Rub Shoulders With Politicos At Inauguration

It’s not exactly the Red Carpet ceremony, but President Barack Obama’s second-term inauguration has an unmistakable Hollywood look.

01/21/2013

President Barack Obama takes the oath of office as first lady Michelle Obama holds the bible in the Blue Room of the White House January 20, 2013 (credit: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Sworn In For Second Term; Public Inauguration Set For Monday

President Obama will repeat the swearing-in ritual again Monday on the west front of the Capitol before a crowd of hundreds of thousands.

01/20/2013

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