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NY Amsterdam News: How people are being hurt by the government shutdown

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries called the shutdown a “sad moment” in the nation’s history. He blames tea party extremists for the shutdown. Even if you’re looking for guidance about the government shutdown via the president’s website at www.whitehouse.gov, you will see this message: “Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, the information on this […]

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

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

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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 […]

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Canarsie Courier: Congressman Vows To Help Protect Our Shoreline

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MSNBC: The Narrative of Criticism on Obama, Syria

On MSNBC’s “Up with Steve Korancki,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Rep. Alan Grayson, the New Yorker’s Amy Davidson and Buzzfeed’s political reporter Kate Nocera discussed the evolving narrative of criticism about President Obama and the developments of the Syria situation from the time Obama set the red line to now that the deal has been made. […]