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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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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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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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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 […]

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Our Time Press: Jeffries Briefs Constituents on Affordable Care Act, Drug Policy Reform, Inmate-Based Gerrymandering, Interfaith Medical Center and more

Our Time Press: There have been a number of glitches in the start-up of the Affordable Care Act.  What is the impact of the act on the African-American community? Congressman Hakeem Jeffries: There are certainly challenges with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  But whenever there are groundbreaking changes in public policy there will be some […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement On The Innovation Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement at the conclusion of the House Judiciary Committee mark-up of H.R. 3309, the “Innovation Act”: “The favorable reporting of the Innovation Act out of the House Judiciary Committee is an important step in the right direction toward addressing the patent troll issue in a […]

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Jeffries Urges House GOP To Put The Needs Of Americans Before Partisanship

WASHINGTON – On November 18, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Congressional Black Caucus Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on ending hunger in America.  They were joined by CBC Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11) and Rep. Andre Carson (IN-7). Rep. Jeffries spoke on the House Floor about the adverse impact cutting critical […]