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NYS’s New Redistricting Commission Might Be Part of a National GOP Entrenchment Scheme

NYS’s New Redistricting Commission Might Be Part of a National GOP Entrenchment Scheme

🕔12:25, 22.Nov 2014

By Mary Alice Miller New York now has a new redistricting process which replaces LATFOR with a redistricting commission. That new commission, a change to the New York State Constitution, was approved by 30% of New York’s registered voters who

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All Elections are Local: 2014 General Election Results

All Elections are Local: 2014 General Election Results

🕔12:32, 6.Nov 2014

By Mary Alice Miller It’s official. Jesse Hamilton is the new state Senator for the 19th Senatorial District covering large swaths of central Brooklyn. Latrice Walker is the Assembly representative for Brownsville’s 55th District. Charles Barron was elected to the

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Girls of Color Break Silence at Policy Forum

Girls of Color Break Silence at Policy Forum

🕔11:37, 25.Oct 2014

By Mary Alice Miller President Obama’s creation of My Brother’s Keeper, a national $20 million public and private sector initiative to improve outcomes for boys of color, was met with praise and questions. Open letters to the president signed by

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NYS Democrats Push Bill Allowing Non-citizens to Get Driver’s Licenses and Serve Jury Duty

NYS Democrats Push Bill Allowing Non-citizens to Get Driver’s Licenses and Serve Jury Duty

🕔19:38, 25.Sep 2014

By Mary Alice Miller If Democrats regain majority control of the state Senate this November, one of the first items on their legislative agenda will be allowing non-citizens to obtain driver’s licenses and serve on jury duty. State Senator Gustavo

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OPINION: Brownsville Assembly Race is a Popularity Contest

🕔13:59, 8.Sep 2014

By Mary Alice Miller In order to understand the race for the 55th Assembly open seat vacated by convicted and soon-to-be-sentenced William Boyland, Jr., voters should answer the following questions. Quiz: 1) Which candidate(s) spreads snarky, often unfounded rumors about

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Political Apathy Reigns as Open-Seat Assembly Candidates Handshake and Smile toward Primary Day

Political Apathy Reigns as Open-Seat Assembly Candidates Handshake and Smile toward Primary Day

🕔18:13, 29.Aug 2014

By Mary Alice Miller The 2014 Democratic Primary will take place in less than two weeks. Since petitions were submitted by the July 10 deadline, there have been zero (0) candidate debates or forums in the 55th Assembly District formerly

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Black Women Begin to Ask: Why Should We March?

Black Women Begin to Ask: Why Should We March?

🕔13:36, 21.Aug 2014

By Mary Alice Miller We are all witnessing yet another dance between civil rights and social control. The latest iterations of this very public dance include the upcoming August 23 “We Will Not Go Back” Verrazano Bridge caravan to the

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Luxury Developer Uses Credit Scores to Keep Affordable Units Empty

Luxury Developer Uses Credit Scores to Keep Affordable Units Empty

🕔09:47, 16.Aug 2014

By Mary Alice Miller 66 Rockwell is one of the newest luxury high-rise residential buildings changing the landscape of downtown Brooklyn. The tower has a number of affordable units available with rents as low as $546 for a studio and

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Eddie Ellis Leaves Legacy of Innovative Prison Policy Reform

Eddie Ellis Leaves Legacy of Innovative Prison Policy Reform

🕔11:23, 8.Aug 2014

By Mary Alice Miller Eddie Ellis became an ancestor during the early morning hours of July 24. Ellis transitioned at age 72. Although he was private regarding his personal health issues, it is believed he died as a result of

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Brownsville Tenants Face Denial of Basic Services

Brownsville Tenants Face Denial of Basic Services

🕔11:10, 26.Jul 2014

As temperatures began to rise in early July, tenants at 702 Rockaway Avenue had no relief from the heat. Electricity and gas to the entire building was shut off. There was no garbage collection. And the protective intercom system cover

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