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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

 [[{“fid”:”685″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”Ny1 – IMC Rally”},”tagName”:”IMG”,”src”:”https%3A//edit-projects.45press.com/jeffries/sites/projects.45press.com/jeffries/files/wysiwyg_uploaded/NY1%2520-%2520IMc%2520Rally%2520.jpg”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-element file-full”,”style”:”width: 428px; height: 242px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px;”,”title”:”Ny1 – IMC Rally”}}]] A rally to save Interfaith Medical Center by reminding state officials they need to keep the hospital funded took place Sunday, two days after ambulances were temporarily diverted from the facility. The state cut off funding for Interfaith […]

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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 […]

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Rep. Jeffries, Twelve House Colleagues Introduce The Hate Crime Reporting Act Of 2014

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), joined by twelve Members of the House of Representatives, introduced H.R. 3878, “The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014.”  This legislation will provide essential information on the presence of criminal activity and hate speech on the Internet. It has the support of 45 diverse advocacy groups. “The Internet […]

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Canarsie, South Brooklyn Communities Added To NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) and Assemblyman Nick Perry (AD-58) announced the addition of Canarsie, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach and Georgetown 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. […]

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MSNBC: Why the bad jobs report?

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., explains why the bad December jobs numbers may not be as dire as they look on MSNBC. . Click on the image below to watch the full interview.  [[{“fid”:”686″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”MSNBC – Jobs Report”},”tagName”:”IMG”,”src”:”https%3A//edit-projects.45press.com/jeffries/sites/projects.45press.com/jeffries/files/wysiwyg_uploaded/MSNBC-%2520Bad%2520Jobs%2520Report.jpg”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-element file-full”,”height”:”428″,”style”:”width: 580px; height: 318px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px;”,”title”:”MSNBC – Jobs Report”,”width”:”780″}}]]  

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Rep. Jeffries Statement On The Death Of Menachem Stark

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement in the wake of the death of Mr. Menachem Stark: “The New York Post crossed the line of journalistic decency with its sensational coverage of the death of Menachem Stark.   A wife has lost a husband.  Children have lost a father.  The community […]