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The Russian Reklama: Hakeem Jeffries Visits “Russians” (Community)

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Jeffries Takes To The Floor To Explain House Republican-Shutdown Mythology

WASHINGTON – On October 7, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on the impact of the government shutdown and health care reform.  They were joined by CBC Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11), John Lewis (GA-5), Bobby Scott (VA-3), Barbara Lee (CA-13), G.K. Butterfield […]

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Jeffries Statement On House Republican-Led Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON- Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after the government shutdown due to the failure of the House Republicans to pass a responsible resolution to keep the government funded: “This is a sad moment in our nation’s history where a band of Tea Party ideological extremists and their co-conspirators have shutdown the United […]

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The Yeshiva World News: Brooklyn’s Political Power Demonstrated At Sukkah Gatherings Across The Borough

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Jeffries Statement On Possible Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON- Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after voting against the latest GOP proposal designed to shutdown the government: “House Republicans continue to put forth extreme legislative proposals that have no chance to pass the Senate or be signed into law by the President.  The Tea Party dominated GOP has deliberately set in […]

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Our Time Press: Congressional Black Caucus Celebrates 43rd year

To state that 2013 is a pivotal year in Black history is an understatement.  We are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation; the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, the 100th Anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and the 43rd year of the Congressional Black Caucus. Converging on Washington, DC this […]

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The Nabe: Politicians and Post Office Officials Discuss Pratt Station Post Office Closure

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DNAinfo NY: Pratt Post Office a Victim of Gentrification, Congressman Says

CLINTON HILL — Residents aren't the only ones affected by booming development and increased rental rates in the Fort Greene area. The Pratt post office has been affected as well, according to U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. Jeffries blamed the Post Office's displacement on “intense economic gentrification in Clinton Hill,” at a meeting held in the basement […]

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The Root: 2013’s Top Black Influencers

(The Root) — Who defined black America over the last year? Who is redefining their field, from the arts to the academy? Who are the most influential African Americans 45 and under? As we have since 2009, The Rootlooked back at the most significant moments in black news and culture and asked, “Who made this happen?” For […]

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Our Time Press: Hopeful Future for Interfaith Medical Center

Last week a bankruptcy court ordered that Interfaith Medical Center remain open beyond the next court date on October 15. Sharonnie Perry, chair of Interfaith Medical Center (IMC) Community Advisory Board, said the court acknowledged improvements at the hospital. “Progress is being made,” said Perry. “We are working closely with labor and staff to strengthen […]