Jackie Mason

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Jackie Mason performing in 2003. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

Jackie Mason (Yacov Moshe Maza) Born: June 9th, 1928 Died: July 24th, 2021 During the course of his six-decade career, Jackie Mason was declared one(...)

David Dinkins marching at the front of the 29th annual African-American Day Parade in Harlem, flanked by Al Sharpton and Ruth Messinger, in 1997. Photograph: Michael Schmelling/AP

David Dinkins, a barber’s son who became New York City’s first black mayor on the wings of racial harmony but who was turned out by voters after one t(...)