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Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Invites Residents to Support 10th Annual ‘Holiday of Giving’ Celebration
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Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Invites Residents to Support 10th Annual ‘Holiday of Giving’ Celebration

Nassau County Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport) and Glory House Recovery presents the 10th Annual Holiday of Giving celebration hosted by Uniondale High School on Saturday, Dec. 14. To make the season brighter for deserving families in the First Legislative District, Legislator Abrahams is asking residents to donate new and unwrapped toys for […]

Legislator Kevan Abrahams Helps Make the  Holiday Season Brighter with Toys for Tots
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Legislator Kevan Abrahams Helps Make the Holiday Season Brighter with Toys for Tots

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams supports the United States Marine Corps in their effort to help bring holiday cheer by donating new toys to their Toys for Tots campaign during a presentation on Monday, Oct 28th.  Each year, the United States Marine Corps collects more than 200, 000 toys for over 100, 000 children across […]

Leading Anti-Poverty Advocate Jennifer Jones Austin Names Co-Host of WBLS Sunday Morning Talk Show "Open Line" on 107.5 FM
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Leading Anti-Poverty Advocate Jennifer Jones Austin Names Co-Host of WBLS Sunday Morning Talk Show “Open Line” on 107.5 FM

Jennifer Jones Austin, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of FPWA and one of the nation’s leading anti-poverty advocates, has been named the first female Co-Host of the popular Sunday morning radio show “Open Line” on WBLS 107.5 FM, a go-to place for discussions of issues relevant to New York City’s diverse communities. Jennifer, an […]

All-Star Roster of Dignitaries Attend Star- Studded 65th Birthday Celebration & In Honor of Rev. Al Sharpton
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All-Star Roster of Dignitaries Attend Star- Studded 65th Birthday Celebration & In Honor of Rev. Al Sharpton

On Thursday, October 3rd at the New York Public Library, Rev. Al Sharpton and his lifelong activism were celebrated at a star-studded celebration and “Party with a Cause.” Among the attendees were Actors and Film Producers Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee and Robert De Niro; New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Chuck Schumer, Former Senior aide […]

Stacey Abrams Headlines Invest in Brooklyn Dinner
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Stacey Abrams Headlines Invest in Brooklyn Dinner

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will headline Brooklyn Community Foundation’s annual Invest In Brooklyn Dinner—a benefit for the organization’s racial and social justice work taking place at the Weylin on Friday, October 18th at 6:30pm. In addition to celebrating local nonprofit changemakers, the dinner will also spotlight national and local efforts leading up to […]

Mondo Welcomes Reverend Al Sharpton for a Conversation Exploring the Intersection of Music & Politics
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Mondo Welcomes Reverend Al Sharpton for a Conversation Exploring the Intersection of Music & Politics

 Mondo.NYC, an annual Global Business Summit and Music Festival, announced today that activist, politician, minister and advocate, Reverend Al Sharpton will appear at this year’s conference, taking place in Brooklyn, October 15-18.  “Music & Politics: A Conversation with Rev. Al Sharpton”will be moderated by Osei The Dark Secret, host of the Tech This Out podcast on Thursday, October 17 […]

Speaker Corey Johnson and Committee on Criminal Justice Chair Keith Powers Announce $13.5 Million for Alternatives to Incarceration Programs to Help Reduce the City’s Jail Population
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Speaker Corey Johnson and Committee on Criminal Justice Chair Keith Powers Announce $13.5 Million for Alternatives to Incarceration Programs to Help Reduce the City’s Jail Population

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Committee on Criminal Justice Chair Keith Powers announced that $13.5 million is designated in this year’s fiscal budget to fund and support alternatives to incarceration (ATI) programs in an effort to continue to reduce the city’s jail population. As part of the City Council’s push for parole reform and […]

Political Commentary: Searching For A Pasttime Paradise To Win?
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Political Commentary: Searching For A Pasttime Paradise To Win?

When I was a high school senior, I dedicated myself to exploring music from by gone eras. I had heard from the older members of my family that the music of the 80’s, 70’s,60’s and older was just so much better than the music of today. With its more violent and materialistic content, with its […]

Legislator Kevan Abrahams Celebrates “Week of the Young Child” at the Uniondale Early Childhood Center
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Legislator Kevan Abrahams Celebrates “Week of the Young Child” at the Uniondale Early Childhood Center

Nassau County Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport) had the privilege of visiting the Uniondale Early Childhood Center to celebrate the “Week of the Young Child” on Thursday, April 11.  During this observance, the UECC hosts a variety of learning events for students including guest readers. Legislator Abrahams spent time and read “The Very […]

“Power Rising” 2019 Summit for Black Women To Reconvene in New Orleans Feb. 22-24
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“Power Rising” 2019 Summit for Black Women To Reconvene in New Orleans Feb. 22-24

Building on the historic success of the 2018 Power Rising Summit, Black women will reconvene in New Orleans, Louisiana from February 22nd – 24th, 2019. Last year’s summit brought together Black women across ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, socio- economic status, and gender experience. This year’s summit comes on the heels of a […]

'AfroPoP' Goes on the Campaign Trail with CNN's Bakari Sellers
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‘AfroPoP’ Goes on the Campaign Trail with CNN’s Bakari Sellers

This February, AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, the award-winning public television documentary series focused on the global black experience, turns its lens toward the American political landscape with While I Breathe, I Hope.Director Emily Harrold’s documentary follows the 2014 political campaign of Bakari Sellers, a young, black Democrat trying to change the political landscape of red state South […]

Political Commentary: Dems Are In The House
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Political Commentary: Dems Are In The House

So, its 2018 and the Democrats have just taken the House. A part of me feels like I should celebrate the end of the Republican majority in Federal Government. But, another part of me is enjoying the good economy said majority most likely bolstered, or at least didn’t mess up. As a practical man rather […]

Kanye's Crying Out For Help 
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Kanye’s Crying Out For Help 

We, as a culture, need to be better. Even when someone says words that offend our sensibilities, are antagonistic to correct history and change our perceptions of a beloved figure, we still must understand the totality of the human that is saying those words if that person is potentially suffering from something. Kanye West has […]

Legislator Kevan Abrahams, Heeling Soles & TRIMZ Barber Shop Host Successful Back-To-School Giveaway and Barbecue
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Legislator Kevan Abrahams, Heeling Soles & TRIMZ Barber Shop Host Successful Back-To-School Giveaway and Barbecue

With a new school year fast approaching, free backpacks, haircuts and sneakers were given to more than 100 children at an event hosted by Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D – Freeport) on Saturday, August 18. The 12th annual Back to School Giveaway and Barbecue in Freeport, which was also co-hosted by TRIMZ Barber Shop […]