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The War Against Women And Who Is Causing It

You should know that there are a lot of people who keep themselves busy talking about something they call the "War Against Women," pointing to incidents when people target, use, exploit, neglect and abuse women for their own benefit.
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The Dilemma Elected Officials Face

You should know that there are many times in politics when we are faced with especially delicate and sophisticated issues. There are times when our decisions may not hold up to everyone’s satisfaction....
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The Difference Between Governors Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, And Rick Perry?

You should know that there is an old saying: “You can indict a ham and cheese sandwich.” ...
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The Don Quixote Of Albany

You should know that Don Quixote de La Mancha is a book that was written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra back in 1605. For those who may not be familiar with the novel, here is a translation of an online summary:...
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The Presumption Of Innocence Should Apply For All

You should know that in the American criminal justice system, there is something called the presumption of innocence....
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Right To Sue When Videotaping Is Prevented

New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) has introduced Senate Bill S.7932 to strengthen New York State's civil rights law permitting civilians to videotape uniformed personnel in the course of carrying out their duties....
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The Quid Pro Quo Of Politics

You should know that in politics, there is something known as quid pro quo....
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Immigration Should Not Be The Only Issue In Our Agenda

You should know that Paul the Apostle in his letter delivered to the Galatian believers instructed them to:...
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Ruben Diaz Introduces Anti-Chokehold Legislation

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is introducing a Senate Bill to make the use of chokehold illegal in New York State....
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The Tragedy Of Gabriela Rosa - And Many Others

You should know that in November, 2012, Gabriela Rosa became the first Dominican-born woman in the history of the New York State Assembly. She represented Upper Manhattan. For all of the time that I have known Gabriela, I have seen her functioning in a most professional manner. To me, she has been one of the more serious elected officials I have met - even to the point that I was looking forward to her becoming the standard bearer of New York State's Dominican community....
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For Now, I Will Defer To Viverito

You should know that a lot has happened since the morning of Thursday, June 19, 2014, when I sent out a press release titled: "Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, NY Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Members of the Community Are Disgusted by Recent Firings at El Diario la Prensa."...
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Walmart Is Welcome Here

You should know that in the June 4, 2014 edition of the New York Post, there is an article written by James Covert titled "City Council members rip Walmart’s charity of ‘dangerous dollars.'"...
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Celebrating Of The Abrazo Boricua Banquet In New York

The Abrazo Boricua Banquet in New York will take place this coming Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Eastwood Manor Restaurant located at 3371 Eastchester Road on the corner of Boston Road in Bronx, New York....
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That Blue Sky, That Is Not Blue And Is Not A Sky

You should know that with the endorsement of the Working Families Party to the re-election efforts of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, the hopes and aspirations of our Democratic State Senate Conference of becoming the majority and ultimately take control of the Senate have gone all the way up to the sky....
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Bill To Protect South Bronx Homeowners Passes The NY State Senate

On June 2, 2014, legislation sponsored by New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (Bronx County), passed the New York State Senate by a vote of 56-3. ...
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Worst Are Those Who Have Eyes That Work & Cannot See

You should know that election time is right around the corner, and soon enough, you will find volunteers knocking on your doors to collect signatures, and asking for your cooperation to help their candidates qualify to appear on the ballot....
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Gone With The Wind

You should know that since the New York State Democratic Convention has come to an end, the expectations and aspirations of New York's minority community are gone with the wind....
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The War On Women At The New York Times

You should know that for the past few years, the so-called "War on Women" expression has been used whenever possible as the vanguard of the liberal cause. ...
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What Real Campaign Reform Should Be

You should know that soon I will be organizing a press conference together with many religious and Hispanic ministers to start a movement in which our minority community should be educated in regards to campaign finance reform. Leaders of both parties, Democrat and Republican, will be invited to join us. ...
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Transparency In New York State's Government

You should know that it has come to my attention that Senate YouTube clips are no longer easily available to be viewed by my constituents and other residents of New York State, and I would like to question the legality of this change....
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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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50th Anniversary Of The Death Of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination and passing.
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Trump’s Favorite Advisors — Be Afraid

"What really makes China so scary today is the fact that it has so many people, and it’s also becoming an incredibly wealthy country so that our great fear is that China will turn into a giant Hong Kong. And if China has a per capita GNP that’s anywhere near Hong Kong’s GNP, it will be one formidable military power. So a much more attractive strategy would be to do whatever we can to slow down China’s economic growth — because if it doesn’t grow economically, it can’t turn that wealth into military might and become a potential hegemon in Asia."

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Bibi Khan

Bibi Z. Khan is a Graduate student, human and environmental activist and aspiring writer. In her spare time she enjoys writing, reading and community volunteer work.