Former governor of New York, Mario Cuomo died on January 1, 2015. He was a proud and forceful liberal and progressive Democrat. We will miss his voice, his vision, and his inspiring speeches, such as this classic from the 1984 Democratic Convention: Thank you, Governor Cuomo, for reminding us why we are
Hulan Jack, a native of the West Indies, was sworn in as Manhattan Borough President on this day in 1953. He was the first Black person to hold an executive position in a major American city.