Now that Andrew Cuomo has resigned, New York State’s Senate Majority Leader will temporarily serve as Lt. Governor.

Yesterday afternoon, Andrew Cuomo announced that he will be resigning his position as New York State governor. When the resignation becomes effective, Cuomo’s Lieutenant Governor, Kathleen “Kathy” Hochul, will become the Empire…


If Andrew Cuomo resigns, Lt. Governor Kathleen Hochul will become the first woman governor of New York State.

On Tuesday, independent investigators appointed by New York State Attorney General Letitia James concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and retaliated against at least one. The investigators’ report also…


I lived in Brooklyn for almost exactly five years--from December, 2012 to December, 2017. Eric Adams, the likely winner of the 2021 New York City mayoral race, became Borough President shortly after I moved there.

I never liked Eric Adams. There was something about him I found deeply off-putting. However…


The Civil Rights Act of 1871 destroyed the first incarnation of the KKK.

Every American over the age of ten know the abbreviation KKK stands for Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist group founded in Tennessee by a former Confederates in 1865. Starting off as secret fraternal organization, the KKK…


One hundred and sixty years ago today, the first battle of the American Civil War began.

One hundred and sixty years ago today, members of the South Carolina militia attacked Fort Sumter, a sea fort situated in Charleston harbor. In December of the previous year, South Carolina had become the…


A million people lost their lives during the one hundred day Rwandan Genocide.

(CW: Rape, murder, extreme violence)

Twenty-seven years ago today, a genocide officially began. By the time this genocide wound down, upwards of a million people had been killed, their bodies discarded in mass graves in a small…


A law that made marriage equality a reality in the Netherlands goes into effect.

Shortly after midnight on April 1, 2001, the mayor of Amsterdam officiated the weddings of four same-sex couples. The law that made the unions legal had just gone into effect. …


The 40th President of the United States was nearly felled by an assassin’s bullet forty years ago today.

On March 30, 1981, I was four years old. I was at my grandmother’s house with my mother and two younger brothers. We may have still been living with my grandparents at…


The ratification of the Twenty-Third Amendment to the Constitution granted the residents of Washington, DC the right to vote in presidential elections.

Last week, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing on Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton’s bill on DC statehood. If passed, Washington, DC would become America’s…


The very first woman to be selected as a running mate for a major party presidential candidate dies of cancer.

“History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.” I often heard this statement in my head after then-Senator Kamala Harris was selected as Joe Biden’s running mate back in August…

Ebony Edwards-Ellis

Author of "Former First Lady" and "Memoir of a Royal Consort." Twitter provocateur, aspiring shut-in, and newly minted Roosevelt Islander.

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