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My latest C&S column | The Contradictions of Mario Cuomo

Excerpt from my latest City and State NY column, The Contradictions of Mario Cuomo: “Bronx Rep. Jose E. Serrano, who served in the Assembly when Mario Cuomo was New York’s secretary of state, lieutenant governor and governor, told me that … Continue reading

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Bronx elected officials deliver petition to a McDonalds owner

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Bronx Residents React to Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision – WNYC

http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2013/jun/25/bronx-supreme-court-voting-rights-act-decision-already-being-felt/ For Michael Benjamin, a former Democratic state assemblyman from the Bronx, this is exactly why Section 4 needed to be struck down.

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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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Electric trucks to be made in the Bronx

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo made a curious announcement of an electric vehicle truck plant to be built at a converted warehouse in the Bronx with the assistance of state and city incentives valued at over $6 million.  But six days … 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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Worlds apart – the neighborhoods that sum up a divided America

The Bronx News Network called attention to an interesting, but unoriginal article in the Observer section of the Guardian comparing the Upper East Side (UES) and the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven. The Guardian‘s Paul Harris describes “the contrasting … Continue reading

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The Week That Was – TW2Minority Review

The post-Fourth of July fireworks continued with ex-Governor Paterson singing the praises of his successor (emphasis on success-or) Governor Cuomo on his radio show. It seemed odd (to some) that Paterson would praise the man who many political insiders say … Continue reading

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South Bronx is poorest congressional district…again!

The US Census Bureau reports that the US population has grown to 308 million people. New Yorkers learned that our congressional delegation will shrink from 29 to 27 Members come 2013. And again, for the third decennial census, Rep. Jose … Continue reading

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