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DNAinfo: Gentrification a ‘Malignant Tumor’ in Poor Communities, Congressman Says

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BKNews12: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries delivers State of the District Thursday evening in Bedford-Stuyvesant

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The Brooklyn Reader:In State of the District Address, Jeffries Outlines Bold Plan for Saving Affordable Housing in Central Brooklyn

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Rep. Jeffries Statement On President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after President Obama delivered his State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress: “The dysfunction that characterized Congress in 2013 must yield to a year of legislative action on behalf of the American people. President Obama made clear that he is […]

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WNYC: Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK

WNYC radio host, Brian Lehrer shares excerpts from Sunday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event at the Apollo Theater, “Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK” reflecting on the immediate future of New York City through the lens of Dr. King’s moral compass. The event was also co-hosted by multimedia journalist and author Farai Chideya, in front […]

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BDE: Interfaith Hospital protest: ‘Show us the money!’

Advocates, elected officials and union members chanting “Show us the money!” gathered outside Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Sunday to protest the state’s demand that the ailing hospital turn over its clinics to Kingsborough Jewish Medical Center before the state releases $3.5 million in promised funding. “We have a very precarious situation right now,” […]

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NY1: Interfaith Supporters Rally to Protest Denial of State Funds

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Canarsie Courier: Canarsie Added To Community Reconstruction Program

This week, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) and Assemblyman Nick Perry (AD-58) announced the addition of Canarsie, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach andGeorgetown to the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program. The program provides funding for rebuilding and redevelopment assistance to communities that were crippled by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricanes Irene and Lee. The Marine Park, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach and Georgetown communities received $4,383,732 in funding and Canarsie […]

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The Hill: 13 House Democrats offer bill demanding government study on Internet hate speech

Thirteen House Democrats have proposed legislation that would require the government to study hate speech on the Internet, mobile phones and television and radio. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and 12 other House Democrats, would look at how those media are used to “advocate and encourage violent acts and the commission of crimes […]