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Bronx Congressman Pushes For New Sanctions Against Russia Amid Flynn Scandal

Bronx Congressman Eliot Engel capitalized upon the resignation of President Donald Trump‘s Russian-tainted National Security Advisor to push legislation that would hit Moscow and its agents with even tougher financial sanctions.

BP Diaz Regarding On “Right To Counsel” Program Announcement

The following is a statement from Bronx Borough President Diaz regarding the “Right to Counsel” program announcement:...
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Universal Access To Free Legal Services For Tenants Facing Eviction In Housing Court

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced that, for the first time, the City will fund universal access to legal services for tenants facing eviction in New York City Housing Court. A $93 million allocation doubles the Administration’s existing funding for tenant legal services. Legal services have proven effective at reducing unlawful evictions and preventing displacement. Since beginning an unprecedented expansion of tenant legal aid two years ago, evictions have dropped by 24 percent....
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George Soros' Nazi War Crimes Confessions

George Soros self disclosures reveal apparent Nazi war crimes where he discloses seizing huge treasure from Jewish holocaust murder victims as they were rounded up and sent to the death camps....
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Democratic Party Dissolves Itself Into Irrelevant Mootness Through Obstructionist Tantrums

Given the modus operandi of the Democratic party not only of the last 8 years but since its inception, as exposed by Dinesh DeSouza in “Hillary’s America”, all Americans should take personal inventory to ask themselves whether or not the Democratic Party may have crossed the Rubicon in their latest treasonous shill to obstruct everything now President Donald J. Trump does....
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Mayor Bill De Blasio On Federal Appeals Court’s Ruling Refugee & Travel Ban

Statement from Mayor Bill de Blasio on Federal Appeals Court’s ruling to uphold suspension of White House refugee and travel ban....
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Will Trump Allow The Us To Continue As The World’s Innovation Economy?

Xenophobia definition: intense or irrational fear of people from other countries....
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Bronx Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Youth Football Tackling For 13-And-Under

Growing evidence of a link between football hits and brain injuries has led all 50 states to pass laws aimed at protecting young people from concussions, but a New York lawmaker wants to go even further - banning tackle football....
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Statement Of NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer On Refugees Being Detained At JFK Airport

"Our character, as a city and as a nation, rests on how we treat those who need our help. Turning away or detaining refugees is ...
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Bronx Borough President Backs Michael Blake For DNC Vice Chair

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.—one of the leading figures in the Bronx Democratic Party—announced that he’s backing Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake for Democratic National Committee vice chair, marking the second-term Albany pol’s first endorsement from a politician linked to the County machine, which has so far been cool to him....
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Venezuela Behind The Headlines: The Other Side Of The Story

Daily news reports continue to paint a dire picture of hunger and misery in Venezuela, while, just before leaving office, Obama renewed an executive order declaring Venezuela a threat to US national security, with accompanying economic sanctions. What is the political context behind these developments and what are the on-the-ground realities in Venezuela today?...
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Bronx Elected Officials Join Mayor's Call To Defy President Trump's Order On Immigration

Mayor Bill de Blasio is not the only city official vowing to defy President Donald Trump's orders on immigration....
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Open Letter To Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

You should know that one more time, our senior citizens are been used as pawns in the political games being played by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio....
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Kirsten Gillibrand Backs Bronx Assemblyman’s Bid For DNC Vice Chair

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a tight ally of Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, today backed Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake’s campaign for Democratic National Committee vice chair—his highest-power endorsement to date....
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Donald Trump's Inaugural Address

The entire inaugural address:...
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BP Diaz At A Bronx Muslim Forum

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. addressed The Muslim & Immigrant Coalition for Justice....
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Co-op City Rally

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. attended the Riverbay Corporation’s Co-op City Women's March on Washington rally...
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"I Have A Dream", Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights....
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Schumer Announces Opposition To Senator Sessions For Attorney General

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the below statement in opposition of confirming Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General:...
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A Condo Owners’ Bill Of Rights Is On The Table

State legislators propose law to bring greater transparency to condo boards....
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Scott Stringer Goes Against The Only 2 Dominican State Senate Members

You should know that tomorrow, Monday, July 30, 2018 at 12:00 noon I am supposed to appear in front of the New York City Council Ethics Committee.
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Reasons Why I Have Been Writing "What You Should Know" For Many Years

You should know that The New York City Ethics Committee has opened up an investigation into the writing of my weekly column, which I titled "What You Should Know" (WYSK).
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The Christians Should Be Upset With Cuomo, Not The LGBTQ Community

You should know that Governor Cuomo is facing a democratic primary from a member of the LGBTQ community by the name of Cynthia Nixon, an actress and a well-known community activist.
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BP Diaz Hosts Prayer Vigil & Rally For Immigrant Children

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., along with elected officials and religious leaders from around New York City, gathered on the steps of the Bronx County Building for a prayer vigil and rally demanding that immigrant children taken at the southern border being housed in Bronx and elsewhere are immediately returned to their parents.
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Low-Income Transit Riders & Advocates Celebrate Agreement To Fund Half-Priced Transit Fares For The Poor

New Yorkers living in poverty and representatives from the broad coalition of legal, labor, human services, economic justice, transit and worker rights organizations supporting half-priced transit fares for the poor gathered at the Fulton Street Station in Manhattan today.

BP Diaz To Mayor: “‘Right To Counsel’ Must Come Faster”

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has written a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio urging the administration to speed up the full implementation of Intro 214-B, a.k.a. “Right to Counsel,” which secured legal representation for low-income tenants in New York City’s housing courts among other benefits.
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Bronx BP Diaz & Council Members Torres & Deutsch Pass Fire Safety Legislative Package

Today, the full City Council passed three bills concerning fire safety, prevention and education introduced by Council Members Ritchie Torres and Chaim Deutsch at the request of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. The three bills passed the Council unanimously by a vote of 49-0.
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Former Dominican President The Hon. Leonel Antonio Fernández Reyna To Visit Bronx County

You should know that this Thursday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m. the former President of the Dominican Republic, the Hon. Leonel Antonio Fernández Reyna, will be visiting Bronx County.
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Borough President Diaz Hosts Gun Violence Town Hall

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Bronx Borough President hosted the “Enough is Enough!”/“¡Ni Una Muerte Más!” Town Hall event, inviting students from across to borough to listen to their concerns regarding gun violence.
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Borough President Diaz Co-Hosted "Homeless Awareness Roundtable"

On Monday, April 16, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Steven Banks, Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services, co-hosted a “Homeless Awareness Roundtable” with community board leadership and clergy members from across the borough.

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Nasr ul Hadi

is New York-based journalist and multimedia producer. He has worked across print, broadcast and online media, with some of Asia’s largest media brands - Reliance FM, Times of India and NDTV. Beyond work, Nasr has also explored creative and philanthropic projects. He wrote a few episodes for a BBC World Service Trust radio drama on gender issues in South Asian society. He was also part of a team that set up informal primary schools for marginalized children in Aligarh, India. Currently a digital media student at the Columbia Journalism School, Nasr tells stories as text, audio, video, photos, tweets, interactive data and more.