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Day: <span>July 15, 2019</span>


A mural honoring Shirley Chisholm by the artist Danielle Mastrion,

Brooklyn’s own Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman to run for President of the United States, was honored in a big way last week with the opening of Shirley Chisholm State Park in East New York. Under the initial $20 million phase, the park will provide ten miles of marked trails for hiking and […]readmore

AG James Leads Coalition Opposing Trump Administration Rule to Deny

Proposed Rule Could Leave More Than 55,000 Children Homeless            Attorney General Letitia James, leading a coalition of 23 states, today submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) opposing a new rule proposal that would deny housing assistance to mixed-status families that include any undocumented immigrants. […]readmore

Clarke Names Post Office After Major Owens

       U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke (Democrat) memorialized her late predecessor, U.S. Rep. Major Owens (D-Central Brooklyn), this past weekend with a renaming of the post office at 1234 St. Johns Place in Crown Heights.        Located in Clarke’s congressional district, the newly named “Major Robert Odell Owens Post Office” resulted from Clarke’s bill, H.R. 5238, which became […]readmore