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Jeffries: As Trump Admin. Attempts to Dismantle ACA and Underfund

WASHINGTON – This week, Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA) [far right] held the House Democratic Leadership’s weekly press conference where they outlined steps that Congress is taking to keep all Americans protected from the Coronavirus. They were joined by Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA) [left], a pediatrician and the only female doctor in Congress, […]Read More

Center for Disease Control Coronavirus Disease Situation Summary

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. Background CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which has now been detected in […]Read More

“Hold On… Change Is Coming”

Jeffries Defiant & Optimistic In State of District Address By Kimari Clarke U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Canarsie, East New York, Ocean Hill, East Flatbush, Bergen Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Brighton Beach, Coney Island) last night vowed to lower drug costs, crush gentrification and defeat the intolerance that has been plaguing the nation at […]Read More

Malcom X Murder Case May be Reopened 54 Years Later

On the eve of the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance has indicated that his office may reopen the murder investigation. His statement is prompted by new revelations in the new Netflix documentary “Who Killed Malcolm X,” researched by Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, a central figure in the documentary.Read More

Georgia Governor Kemp Loses Vote Purge Suit Brought by Reporter

A Major Win in the Battle Against Voter Suppression By Nicole Powers for the Palast Investigative Fund In an extraordinary and unexpected move, Federal Judge Eleanor Ross has declared Gov. Brian Kemp the loser in a lawsuit brought by investigative journalist Greg Palast for the State of Georgia to open up its complete files on […]Read More

New Black History: Louisiana’s Largest HBCU Launches Own CBD Line,

By Brooklyn Baldwin, www.theroot.com The Southern University and A&M College has launched its own hemp-derived CBD product line named Alafia. Considered the largest Historically Black University in Louisiana, the Baton Rouge-based school’s Agricultural Research and Extension Center—along with partner Ilera Holistic Health Care—unveiled the lab-tested and pesticide-free products during a press conference and ribbon-cutting at H&W […]Read More

Census Matters: Count On Faith

By Joan M. Hagans Dedicated leaders of faith turned out in great numbers determined to galvanize Brooklyn residents to be counted in the upcoming U.S. Census. The Faith Summit and luncheon was held in the Lillian Minkin Ballroom at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, its sponsor. Several elected officials joined forces with the faith leaders as […]Read More

MTA Announces Reopening of Bedford Avenue Entrances to Nostrand Avenue

As Part of Historic 2020-2024 Capital Plan, Nostrand Avenue to be Made ADA Accessible MTA-New York City Transit today announced it is beginning construction work to reopen the closed Bedford Avenue entrances to the Nostrand Ave. A & C subway station in Brooklyn by the end of the year. The entrances will provide the station […]Read More