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Minority Fury Grows Over New Congressional Maps

The state’s powerful Black, Hispanic and Asian caucus is condemning legislative leaders for redrawing Congressional districts in a way that amounts to a “slap in the face” to the minority communities across the state. Caucus members are expressing “utter disappointment … Continue reading

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Congressional Redistricting Plan Butchers Bronx Unity

On Thursday, in his trademark, “What You Should Know” release, Bronx State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. blasted Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for creating “the most gerrymandered lines in recent New York history.” On Friday, Assemblyman and Democratic Party County Leader Carl … Continue reading

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Benjamin for congress?

The Riverdale Press reports, … Benjamin for congress? Though he stopped by to talk about abstinence, we couldn’t help but ask former Assemblyman Michael Benjamin about rumblings that he may make a run for congress in 2012. Would he run … Continue reading

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