NEW YORK — Armstrong Williams, longtime confidante of retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, drew the wrath of attendees at Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention in New York City Wednesday when he was roundly booed for declaring "everything in America is not about race."
Williams, who appeared on a panel with other speakers such as John Podesta, chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, also criticized the Democratic presidential frontrunner and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, shortly before she also addressed the same crowd.
"The good thing about life is people can make many promises and we can trust them with our vote. We can trust them with our money and our time. And you get to a point where you ask yourself — who are the people benefiting from your commitment, your time and your resources?" he asked the crowd which had already began to grow restless inside the Metropolitan East Ballroom at the Sheraton Times Square. more >>
The criminal charges against a New York City pastor who congregants accused of taking money from the church's offering plate at least nine different times last year have been dropped after the pastor claimed he used the money for church-related expenses.
Pastor Daniel Impaglia of the evangelical Rock Church in Manhattan's Upper East Side was arrested and charged with petit larceny last November after congregants claimed to have video evidence of him stealing from the church offering.
Although congregants charged that the 71-year-old Impaglia stole church donations at least nine different times between Oct. 28 and Nov. 21, 2016, Impaglia refused to resign as the church's pastor despite some members insisting on his resignation. more >>
On Sunday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump took the Rochester airport by fire as he continues to prepare for the upcoming New York primary and with over 7,000 people in attendance, chants of "Trump! Trump!" rang across the area.
According to U.S.A Today, the United States Secret Service estimated that around 7,500 people attended the rally as the business mogul once again took time to explain his cause for the presidency.
"You need somebody fast, I know that. We're going to get it straightened out, folks. It's not going to be that hard. It's going to go quickly," Trump said to the thousands in attendance. more >>
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has made a number of statements backing Pope Francis' views on the dangers of global wealth and income inequality, ahead of his scheduled visit to the Vatican this week.
"The pope is right in saying all of us must address the grotesque income and wealth inequality we are seeing throughout the world," Sanders' campaign Facebook page wrote on Sunday.
"Pope Francis is right. It is a tragedy that so many men, women and children in this world are suffering. They are suffering because of social, environmental and economic injustice, and I look forward to addressing these issues when I visit Vatican City next week," another statement from Sanders read. more >>
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order banning non-essential state travel to Mississippi over the state's recently signed law offering legal protection to individuals and businesses opposed to gay marriage.
The executive order came in response of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signing House Bill 1523 into law on Tuesday morning.
The premiere of "The Real Housewives of New York City" on Wednesday hinted that trouble is on the way for newbie Julianne Wainstein as Bethenny Frankel once again started digging around her life.
Apparently, Frankel isn't pleased with Wainstein's looks, telling Dorinda Medley that she thinks the newcomer is too thin. "She looks like a really thin girl—like, she looks like there is an issue. I wrote a book called Naturally Thin. This is not naturally thin," she said, according to U.S. Weekly.
Frankel isn't the one who will stop at nothing and she went on to tell a listening Medley that Wainstein's thin frame is the kind that makes other people "uncomfortable." She then explained that the reason why she knows is because her own mother had an eating disorder. "I had a mother who had an eating disorder, and I've been around it, and I understand it," she remarked. more >>