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The death toll has risen to 8 people, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

On Friday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio voiced support in closing Rikers Island, a jail marred with a lengthy, contentious history.


Chiara de Blasio, the daughter of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York First Lady Chirlaine McCray, has officially commenced her role as advocate in helping young people achieve mental wellness. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene initiative, NYCTeen,  is a text messaging counseling program. MUST READ: Keep It 100: Mayor Bill de Blasio […]


On one of our new favorite shows, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the special guest last night was Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio! MUST READ: Bill Clinton & NY Mayor Bill De Blasio Announce Harlem EatUp! Food Festival During the Keep It 100 segment, Wilmore took questions from Twitter users and one of those […]

  Hundreds of NYPD officers angered by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s presence at a funeral for a slain cop had a mini-demonstration of their own today, ABC News reports. For the second time this month, NYPD officers have turned their backs on de Blasio in the aftermath of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian […]

Chirlane McCray is the wife of NYC’s mayor, Bill de Blasio has been labeled a bad mother and criticized for her refreshing honesty stemmed from her cover story in the latest issue of New York Magazine. Must Read: Nia Long Talks Juggling Motherhood & Her Career: ‘I’m So Not Balanced’ [EXCLUSIVE] Media outlets like New […]

NYC’s first lady has given her first solo speech on immigration and she wants the world to know that she is a “G.” No, really. “Now, I am a G-two, a second generation immigrant,” Chirlane McCray said during her speech. McCray’s first speech since her hubby, Bill deBlasio was sworn in as NYC’s mayor was one […]

The 19-year-old daughter of New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio bravely opened up for her battles with substance abuse and depression in a new powerful video released by her father’s transition team. In the four-minute clip, Chiara de Blasio admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana to deal with clinical depression and anxiety. “I’ve had […]

Writer, poet, editor, political strategist and feminist Chirlane McCray, 58, became the second Black First Lady of New York City last night with the exhilarating election of her husband, Bill de Blasio, 52, who became Gotham’s first Democratic mayor in 20 years defeating Republican Joe Lhota. The power couple have been together close to two decades, and have […]

In a piercing poem entitled “I Used To Think” published in the 1983 poetry collection, Homegirls: A Black Feminist Anthology, writer and editor Chirlane McCray, wife of NYC mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio, tackles narrow European beauty standards and the White supremacy that undergirds them head on. The poem stands as a powerful literary example of why […]