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 of hate."
Call it a Christmas reprieve.
Interfaith Medical Center, which was slated to be ordered closed on Monday, won a last minute
stay of execution with a reported $2 million infusion of money from the State Department of
Health, according to sources at the hospital.
The money is expected to leave the beleaguered facility located at 1545 Atlantic Avenue open
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on the postponement of Interfaith Medical Center’s closure:
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On the day before the US Supreme Court was to hear a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, US Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke out on the House floor to call on the country’s highest court to preserve the 48 year old law.
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.
President Obama’s call for increasing the minimum wage to $9 an hour from its current level of $7.25 has been enthusiastically received in many quarters who contend that it would move many Americans out of poverty and also boost the income of many in the African-American community.