Statement of Michael R. Bloomberg on the Passing of Jim Wolfensohn
November 25, 2020
I had the good fortune to work with Jim Wolfensohn at Salomon Brothers – we left together in 1981, which turned out to be as lucky for him as it was for me.
November 24, 2020
David Dinkins’s groundbreaking mayoral victory in 1989 helped New York City turn an important corner in racial equality. He entered City Hall at a difficult time in New York’s history, and he helped set the city on a course for success – and a reduction in crime – that no one at the time imagined […]
November 23, 2020
By Mike Bloomberg Could anyone have doubted that Donald Trump would go out like this? Having lost the election decisively — by 74 votes in the Electoral College, and by 6 million and counting overall — he has availed himself of every imaginable scheme to undermine the vote’s legitimacy and obscure what was plainly a […]
October 29, 2020
This week, Mike Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC began airing five ads in markets across Texas including, “Like We’ve Never Seen It,” “Texas On The Rise” “Valentia,” “Picture” and “Economy.” The TV ads are part of an effort to encourage voters to cast their ballots for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Texas. All TV ads will run statewide on broadcast and cable.
September 3, 2020
America’s four historically Black medical schools are joining Bloomberg Philanthropies in a new partnership to increase the number of Black doctors by addressing one of the biggest obstacles: student debt. Bloomberg Philanthropies is committing $100 million to America’s four historically Black medical schools (HBMSs) over the next four years to provide scholarships up to $100,000 to nearly every medical student currently enrolled and receiving financial aid.
The four schools — Meharry Medical College, Howard University College of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science — produced as many Black medical school graduates over the last 10 years as the top 10 non-HBMSs with the highest number of Black graduates.
June 19, 2020
One of the big problems with President Donald Trump’s nostalgic view of the country’s history — “Make America Great Again” — is that it has always winked at the ghost of Jim Crow. Nowhere does that ghost haunt the promise of the American Dream more vividly than the city where Trump will hold his re-election campaign rally on Saturday night: Tulsa, Oklahoma.
July 22, 2019
Robert Morgenthau dedicated his life to making New York a safer and more just city, and he played a central role in bringing crime down to historic lows. He served with unwavering integrity, a deep sense of fairness, and a commitment to equal justice that voters rewarded again and again. Our administration benefited from the […]
January 15, 2019
“Let me start by saying what an honor it is to receive a fellowship named for John McArthur. He graduated Harvard Business School only three years before I did, but by the time I had graduated, he was already a professor at HBS. “Let’s just say an academic career wasn’t an option for me: I […]
May 31, 2017
In 2016, I visited Spartanburg, South Carolina, a textile town in the American South. Spartanburg is steeped in tradition and rich with history; this past year, it also became a home for innovative and community-based public art. By installing digital screens with poetry along hiking trails, shining brilliant lights on the façades of historic smokestacks, […]