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New York Lawmakers Aim to Fund Gap in 9/11 Healthcare Program


On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, New York lawmakers aim to fill a $2.86 billion funding gap in the treatment program for ill first responders and survivors who worked at Ground Zero. Visit for more information According to the New York Daily News, the 9/11 healthcare program was fully funded by […]

Senator Schumer and Lawmakers Propose Legislation To Decriminalize Marijuana

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Senator Chuck Schumer of New York and other lawmakers introduced a draft of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act on Wednesday, to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. Visit for more information The bill was written by Schumer, Senator Cory Booker (D), Senator Ron Wyden (D), and the chairman of the Finance Committee. If […]

Black Capitol Hill Officer Dubbed ‘Hero’ After Protecting Lawmakers During Riot


Three United States Representatives introduced a bill to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal for his “bravery and quick thinking” during last week’s insurrection at the United States Capitol. Visit for more information A now-viral video, showed Officer Goodman luring the Capitol Hill rioters away from an unguarded entrance to […]

New York Lawmakers Repeal Law 50a and the History of Shielding Police Records


New York lawmakers are taking action as civil unrest over police brutality against African-Americans takes over the nation.  Visit for more information The power move will ultimately repeal 50-a, a state law used by police departments to shield disciplinary records. The Legislature which was led by Democrats approved the long-stalled reform of the statute. […]

BREAKING: 2 GOP Lawmakers ‘Self-Quarantine’ Because Of Coronavirus


The coronavirus has climbed up the food chain and made its way to Capitol Hill as two lawmakers have “self quarantined” due to the coronavirus, according to confirmed reports. Visit for more information Even though neither of the Congressman has been diagnosed with the deadly virus, both Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Arizona Rep. […]

California State Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Instate Student Athletes to Get Paid For Their Name, Images, and Likeness


Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor Wednesday, setting up a potential confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA, and Stanford. Visit for more information According to the Los Angeles Times, […]

Australian Lawmakers Want to Ban R. Kelly From Touring There

Australian Lawmakers Want to Ban R. Kelly From Touring There

R. Kelly is planning an overseas tour, but Australian lawmakers aren’t here for it. Visit for more information The disgraced singer took to social media on Tuesday to announce the King of R&B tour taking place in Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. “See y’all soon” the post said, with a picture of Kelly […]

New York Lawmakers Want to Put In Place ‘Junior’s Law’ For Small Business To Be Safe Havens For Minors

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Following the shocking murder of Bronx teenager Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz outside a bodega, politicians have introduced legislation that will require small businesses to protect young children in their community. Visit for more information After the murder, lawmakers want to be sure small businesses are a safe haven for minors who may be under attack or […]

Black Lawmakers Rock Kente Cloth in Defiance of Trump

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Words by Nick Slay Visit for more information During Trump’s controversial State of the Union Address the Black Caucus stood in solidarity with African countries. After Donald Trump’s comment heard ‘round the world, black lawmakers had their own symbolic answer for his “sh*thole countries” comment. Wearing what is known as Kente Cloth, members of […]

Lawmakers Say “No” To Flint Funding In New Energy Bill

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The people of Flint, Michigan are not getting the empathy of lawmakers. According to CNN, Bipartisan leaders voted to not include funding for Flint’s water crisis into a energy bill that was released. Visit for more information According to the site: Because the Flint provision is still the subject of a hold by Utah […]

Iowa Lawmakers Approves Bill Allowing Children to Carry Handguns

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In Iowa, children of all ages are now allowed to carry and operate handguns. The bill passed in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 23 by a vote of 62 to 36. Officially, the bill allows children 14 and under to possess “a pistol, revolver, or the ammunition” under parental supervision. This approval means […]

Immigration reform should be a top priority for US lawmakers in 2014


Visit for more information Human Rights Watch said today in World Report 2014 that Congress should build on the progress made in 2013 and enact immigration reform early in the new year. Last year in June, the Senate passed a bill that would create a path to citizenship for millions of unauthorized immigrants and […]

Hip-Hop Behind Bars: Rappers and America’s Criminal Justice System

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Hip-Hop behind bars. Visit for more information You could use two hands to count the number of rappers who currently would rather be spitting bars on the microphone than living behind them. We have ten fingers, so lets count 10 notable rappers who are currently incarcerated. In no particular order, YNW Melly, YFN Lucci, […]

C Blu Back in Custody Less Than Two Weeks After Arrest for Shooting Cop

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The NYPD wasn’t too happy with the release of 16-year-old rapper and reputed gang member Camrin Williams aka C Blu, after he shot a police officer and showed their discontent by rearresting the teen yesterday(February 3) for a probation violation from a 2020 gun charge, according to a New York Post report. Visit for […]

Should Trump Pardon Jan. 6 Rioters If Re-Elected?

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During a rally in Texas former President Donald Trump teased a presidential run for 2024. Trump also promised pardons to defendants charged with their role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Visit for more information “If I run and if I win, we will treat those people from January 6th fairly,” Trump said Saturday […]