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The Brian Lehrer Show – Guns and Budget Deals: On the Brink

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NY1 News: Brooklyn Tenants Forced To Use Stairs Since Sandy File Lawsuit

  [[{“fid”:”356″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“height”:”281″,”width”:”542″,”title”:”CI Housing PC 4.5.13″,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]] To get to his fifth-floor apartment, Melvin Thompson takes an elevator in one building and walks across an outdoor walkway that connects to his building. The elevator he's supposed to use has been out of service for more than five months, ever since October 29, when Hurricane Sandy hit. […]

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TheGrio: ‘Guns 4 Greatness’ gun buyback program promises cash, mentoring

Michael “Blue” Williams, CEO of Family Tree Entertainment, is used to calling the shots when managing the careers of successful rappers. But for his “Guns 4 Greatness” gun buyback program, the Bronx native plans to use his executive skills for the greater good. This Saturday March 30, in partnership with the NYPD and numerous entities, Guns 4 […]

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Brooklyn Downtown Star: Congress looks to Brooklyn as example of poor labor laws

The ongoing issue of Cablevision and how they treat their unionized employees was the subject of a Congressional forum last week in Brooklyn. Roughly a year ago, Brooklyn Cablevision workers joined the Communications Workers of America (CWA 1109). Now that they are unionized, workers claim they are being punished for their decision. Most recently, 22 […]

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Huffington Post: Black Immigrants Demand Humane Immigration Reform That Protects Civil Rights

Overlooked in the national dialogue and media coverage of immigration reform are the lives and experiences of Black immigrants. This week that changed a bit when hundreds of Black immigrants, mostly from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America rallied at the U.S. Capitol, participated in a Hill briefing organized by the Congressional Tri-Caucus and lobbied […]

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Roll Call: “Take Five” With Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

It’s Tuesday. That means it’s time for another Take Five, HOH’s weekly chance to get to know a member of Congress a little better by asking five fun questions relatively unrelated to their legislative work. This week, freshman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., talks about how Washington, D.C., has changed since he was a master’s candidate […]