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Trump Impeached

View From HereBy David Mark Greaves President Donald J. Trump will be impeached at last. He attempted to bribe a foreign power to have them interfere in the coming presidential election.  This is exactly the kind of “high crime” the Founding Fathers spoke about.  And we’ve seen President Trump obstruct Congress by refusing to answer […]readmore

Cong. John Conyers, Champion of Reparations, Passes at 90

By Katherine Lewin, diversityinc.com John Conyers, Jr., who co-founded the Congressional Black Caucus, helped create Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and became the longest-serving Black person in Congress, died on Sunday at his home in Detroit, spokeswoman Holly Baird confirmed. He was 90. Conyers’ long political career as a Democrat from Michigan began in 1964 […]readmore

Elijah Cummings 1951-2019

There will be a public viewing in the two-story chamber following a formal ceremony for members of Congress, the Cummings family and invited guests on Thursday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced. The wake and funeral for Cummings will be held at New Psalmist Baptist Church — his church for nearly four decades — in […]readmore

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Briefs Constituents On Affordable Care Act, Drug

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 […]readmore

Retired Congressman Major R. Owens Passes

Effective Champion of Education, Health and Peace Brooklyn, NY – Hon. Major R. Owens, a former member of the United States House of Representatives, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the NYU/Langone Medical Center.  Mr. Owens had been in declining health for several months and the cause of death is believed to be […]readmore

Proposed Congressional Lines Generate Swift Responses

This week Honorable Roanne L. Mann, United States Magistrate Judge Eastern District of New York, released her draft redistricting plan for NYS. Judge Mann was appointed by the federal three judge court, led by federal appellate Judge Raggi, to undertake the enormous task of drawing long awaited and delayed congressional lines. Judge Mann hired Dr. […]readmore