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Washington Times: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: Government employee pensions should not be touched in budget talks

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said Thursday he is not convinced that the ongoing budget talks will result in the federal workforce paying more for their retirement benefits. Mr. Jeffries, New York Democrat and budget committee member, suggested that it is more likely that lawmakers increase fees on airlines. “I think the user fee question is one […]

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NY 1: Dinkins: Mandela ‘Greatest Figure Of The Century’

Former Mayor David Dinkins, who was in charge of the city when Nelson Mandela came to visit in 1990, called Nelson Mandela “the greatest figure of the century” upon reflecting on his death Thursday. Dinkins was with many other New Yorkers closest to Mandela Thursday, as they were all gathered to memorialize former Deputy Mayor […]

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MSNBC: All In Agenda: Amazon brought straight to your door by a…drone?

Watch the full video interview by clicking the image below!   [[{“fid”:”640″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:””},”tagName”:”IMG”,”src”:”https%3A//edit-projects.45press.com/jeffries/sites/projects.45press.com/jeffries/files/wysiwyg_uploaded/MSNBC_0.jpg”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-element file-full”,”height”:”347″,”style”:”width: 300px; height: 164px;”,”width”:”636″}}]] 1.  It was day 2 of Healthcare.gov 2.0.  After a six-week tech surge the site released its new version late November 30th. Shiny new beginnings for Obamacare? We shall see. One thing is for sure, Chris Hayes argues: it’s […]

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New York Times: Eye on 2016, Clintons Rebuild Bond With Blacks

  Inside Bright Hope Baptist Church, the luminaries of Philadelphia’s black political world gathered for the funeral of former Representative William H. Gray III in July. Dozens of politicians — city, state and federal — packed the pews as former President Bill Clinton offered a stirring eulogy, quoting Scripture and proudly telling the crowd that […]

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Hamodia: Black Leaders Uniting to Condemn Knockouts

A consortium of Brooklyn’s top African-American leadership on Monday condemned in harsh terms the knockout game favored by some school gangs in minority communities, a senseless attack that has spread fear throughout Jewish areas of south Brooklyn over the past few weeks. For the first time in history, come January, Brooklyn’s entire political leadership will […]

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BKNews12: Brooklyn leaders publicly denounce so-called ‘knockout’ assaults

Local leaders are making a push to find ways to stop a rash of assaults believed to be associated with the so-called “knockout” game. Brooklyn Representatives Hakeem Jeffries and Yvette Clark, Borough President-elect Eric Adams and members of the borough’s Jewish community publicly denounced the violence during a press conference at the Crown Heights Youth […]

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Brooklyn Leaders Address Violence Connected To “Knockout Game”

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New York Daily News: Brooklyn the new center of black political power in New York City

Brooklyn has the buzz, Barclays Center and — when it comes to black politics — it now has the power. In this city election cycle, the borough produced the “firsts” for the city’s black politicians — making it clear that Brooklyn has definitively displaced Harlem as the seat of the city’s black political establishment. Harlem […]