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We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest | City and State NY

Michael Benjamin writes that America hasn’t moved beyond the legacy of violence against blacks: http://bit.ly/13Q9HRj

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Some questioning Silver’s leadership – News 10 Now

Assembly Speaker Silver’s leadership in question The ethics commission inquiry by the organization known as JCOPE is expected to probe how the Assembly handles allegations of sexual harassment. “There are procedures in place, they just weren’t followed in the cases … Continue reading

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Post-Star Editorial: It’s time to do something about sexual harassment (in State Assembly)

My remarks to the AP are cited: Pardon our sarcasm, but the only person who doesn’t seem to be aware of the ongoing sexual harassment problem in the Legislature is Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The latest revelation of sordid and … Continue reading

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New sex harassment case surfaces in NY Assembly

AP report in Newsday quotes my remarks on the sexual harassment matter involving UES Assemblyman Micah Kellner and the Assembly lawyer accused of covering it up. Former Democratic Assemblyman Michael Benjamin said [Assembly Counsel Bill] Collins was “no lone wolf” … Continue reading

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Anthony Weiner Admits To More Sexting Conversations

Online at Huffington Post: “It makes it tougher to believe this is behind him,” said Democratic former state Assemblyman Michael Benjamin, now a political consultant. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3641241

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Their Real Addiction — Reader feedback

Reader feedback on a recent NY Post column: “Politics & entertainment have converged & the result is neither good government nor satisfying entertainment.” — Mark Nahmias  [http://t.co/S2qGogr5s0]

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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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Attack on Black Leaders: Corruption or conspiracy?

A Video Briefing by Azi Paybarah (Capital New York) For more than two hours last Friday night (May 3, 2013), a predominantly African-American audience in southeast Queens heard a debate about why the recent tide of corruption allegations in New … Continue reading

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Former New York State Assemblyman Michael Benjamin Calls Out Gov. Cuomo for Ignoring Indian Nations in Economic Development Conversations – ICTMN.com

Online at Indian Country Today: Former New York State assemblyman Michael Benjamin, who represented the Bronx for eight years, is criticizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo for not including Indian nations in discussions about economic development in the state. In an op-ed published in City and State New … Continue reading

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Benjamin Speaks Out on NY Gov. Cuomo’s Changing Style — Video

Former Assemb. Benjamin on Cuomo’s Changing Style As Governor Cuomo prepares to help President Obama on the campaign trail, former Assemblyman Michael Benjamin is questioning whether Cuomo deserves a second term of his own. He argues that over the past … Continue reading

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