Washington, DC – On the heels of his recent election as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) has been selected to serve on the powerful U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee.
Rep. Jeffries released the following statement in reaction to the stabbing at the Chabad-Lubavitch Synagogue today:
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the decision by Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson to take the Akai Gurley case to a grand jury:
WASHINGTON– U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) has partnered with Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep.
Washington, DC – Rep. Jeffries released the following statement in reaction to the failure of a Staten Island grand jury to bring charges against Daniel Pantaleo, an NYPD officer whose unauthorized chokehold caused the death of unarmed Staten Island man Eric Garner:
Washington, DC – During tonight’s Special Order Hour, shortly after voting has concluded, Rep.
Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the failure of the grand jury to indict officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed Ferguson teenager Michael Brown:
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the fatal NYPD shooting of an unarmed black male, Akai Gurley, in Brooklyn:
Brooklyn, NY – Tomorrow, Congressional Black Caucus Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Yvette Clarke (NY-09) will discuss President Obama’s historic executive order on immigration, issued in the face of continued Republican obstruction.
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CITY HALL — Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio heaped praise Wednesday on Benjamin Tucker, the new pick as the NYPD's First Deputy Commissioner following Friday's abrupt resignation of Philip Banks III. But the response from politicians and community leaders has been lukewarm at best.
Not long after Philip Banks III, the New York Police Department’s highest-ranking uniformed officer, abruptly resigned on Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio phoned several black elected officials to convey his disappointment.
For all the rebuilding since Superstorm Sandy, damaged houses of worship have been left out in the cold due to federal prohibitions on direct aid to religious institutions.
Community leaders in Brooklyn say a church there has been ignored in the two years since Sandy damaged it.
The pastor of the United Community Baptist Church in Coney Island says he needs about $2.5 million to repair the building.
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries sent letters to the four biggest banks in the country asking for help in funding the work.
The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division is considering a request to investigate whether the NYPD's controversial "broken windows" crime-fighting strategy violates the civil rights of black and Hispanic New Yorkers, the Daily News has learned.
The issues of Black folks only take center stage a few times a year in any substantive and collective way: the annual NAACP convention, the National Action Network convention, maybe a fraternity or sorority event, (R.I.P. to Tavis’ "State of Black America")...Alas, for the most part, our needs as a collective don’t merit a lot of large scale convenings.
Twelve House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Democrats sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday demanding "the highest level of transparency" concerning how the league investigated the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.
Goodell made clear in interviews Tuesday night with USA TODAY Sports and CBS that he does not feel his job is in jeopardy.
For some New Yorkers, there are broken windows wherever they go.