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“City Talk” with Doug Muzzio: Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Congressman, 8th District of New York

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Black Lawmakers Demand an End to Prison-to-Deportation Pipeline

Washington’s renewed push for immigration reform comes fast on the heels of an election that positioned Latinos as the new deciders. But in all the post-election buzz and the Beltway’s bipartisan agreement that overhauling immigration is the best way to snag Latino votes, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. Immigration is, of course, […]

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AFRO.COM: Revisions Needed for Black Immigrants

In the ongoing discussions about immigration Black immigrants continue to be largely unseen and unheard, scholars, activists and others say. But, the Congressional Black Caucus has vowed to ensure that Black immigrants are given a place in the current conversation. “Black immigrants have contributed a great deal to our economy and culture, and the Congressional […]

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NYT: Hakeem Jeffries: Politics Versus Possibilities

Shortly after he formally took office, close to a thousand supporters turned up at the Pratt Institute to fete Congressman Hakeem Jeffries at a party billed as his district inauguration. In front of a packed crowd at Memorial Hall that included the most prominent Democrats in the crowded mayoral field, and with a few hundred […]

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MSNBC: Seeing The Sequester With A Fresh Set Of Eyes

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NY1 News: Automatic Spending Cuts Could Hurt Sandy Victims, 9/11 First Responders

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National Journal: Vote Ratings: Black Caucus May Flex More Influence

As Democrats prepare to flex what may be reinvigorated muscle this congressional session, the Congressional Black Caucus could be positioned to gain increased attention both from President Obama and congressional leaders. Passage of any significant legislation in the House may need as much support from Democrats—120 votes or so—as it does from Republicans. The CBC–a […]