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Nydia Velazquez

'Give Kids a Smile Program' for New York CIty Kids, Uplifting Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 01.11.2017 | New York
Jim Luce

My beat covers anything 'uplifting of humanity,' such as Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) - a national event organized by the American Dental Association (ADA...

Women Make History Again as Women Business Owners Achieve Federal Contracting Benchmark

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 03.04.2017 | Women
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

Last fiscal year the federal government set a new record for the highest percentage of contracting dollars awarded to women-owned small businesses in the history of the United States. 17.8 billion dollars was injected into the U.S. economy through women-owned small business contracts.

Congressional Inaction Puts SBA Lending at Risk

Brayden McCarthy | Posted 07.23.2016 | Politics
Brayden McCarthy

Little gets done in Washington these days until the final second of the last minute before a deadline. Now lending supported by the Small Business Administration is the next important area to be hampered by Congressional inaction.

Elise Foley

New York Democrats Outraged By Decision Not To Indict In Eric Garner Case | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of New York's congressional delegation expressed dismay on Wednesday that a grand jury had decided not to bring criminal charges...

Nydia Velazquez Re-Elected To Congress In New York

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) was re-elected to Congress in New York's 7th congressional district on Tuesday. Veláquez defeated Republican José ...

Michael McLaughlin

Officer Suspended For Rough Handling Of Vendors At NYC Festival | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.17.2014 | Crime

New York City police were heavy-handed as they arrested vendors at a Brooklyn street festival on Sunday, according to complaints from witnesses and el...

LICH Leftovers

Sal F. Albanese | Posted 08.24.2014 | New York
Sal F. Albanese

Brooklynites didn't really need de Blasio or me or anyone else. In late April, after weeks of rainy marches and rallies, SUNY withdrew its plan to close LICH. For a moment at least, the community and workers had saved their hospital.

5 Hispanic Leaders That Everyone Should Know

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Today, we tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our own immediate existence. We focus on our families, careers and bank accounts and forget abo...

5 Hispanic Activists And Leaders Who Paved The Way

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Today, we tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our own immediate existence. We focus on our families, careers and bank accounts and forget abo...

Gutierrez Weighs In On Puerto Rican Statehood Legislation

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.26.2013 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rico statehood supporters are facing opposition from the most prominent boricuas in Congress. Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and Nydia Vel...

Most of Progressive Caucus Taking a Dive on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.


| Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

By Patrick Hedlund, DNAinfo News Editor NEW YORK CITY — New Yorkers take to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in a handful of hotly contested...

Saki Knafo

OWS: Romney Is 'Mr. 1 Percent' | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.14.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- On Wednesday afternoon, about one hundred Occupy protesters gathered outside the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in midtown Manhattan, where former ...

Elise Foley

New York Quits Immigration Enforcement Program | Elise Foley | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York will no longer participate in the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesda...

Amanda Terkel

Obama And Top Congressional Democrats Call For DREAM Act's Passage Before Year's End | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama met with Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) members Tuesday afternoon and told them he backs their strategy of passing ...

Weekly Diaspora: DREAM Act Could be First Step to Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After months of intense debate over the Obama administration's efforts to revamp our immigration sy...

Contracting Abuses Could be Solved With New Bill

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

The diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants has gone on for over a decade. H.R. 2568 is a deficit neutral and much needed solution to these long standing abuses.

Obama: No "Appetite" for Immigration Reform Now

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

President Obama has said the White House will not bring up immigration reform until next year. But reform is only going to get more difficult to pass after the election.

Dueling Bills in Congress Could Help or Hurt Middle Class Firms

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

Chambers of Commerce across Alabama are opposed to H.R. 3558, and the American Small Business League (ASBL) has launched a national campaign to rally opposition to the bill.

U.S. Hispanic Chamber Challenged on Its Small Business Credentials by ASBL

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has shown no commitment to removing corporate giants from small business contracting programs.

Caroline Kennedy and the U.S. Senate

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The notion that it would somehow be unfair to appoint Kennedy because she has not toiled in the House of Representatives for a decade should not be one that ordinary voters take seriously.

Well At Least New York's Senate Seat isn't on eBay

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

We New Yorkers luckily have the governor we now do, and a good slate of candidates to choose from. Not a single scandal-plagued, prostitute-patronizing, tax-evading, child-porn loving, wacko in the far as we know.

Rosie Perez and New York Rep. Nydia Velazquez Hit the Streets with Miami's Hispanics for Obama

John Hood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Hood

MIAMI: Duos don't get much more dynamic than Academy Award nominee Rosie Perez and New York Rep. Nydia Velazquez. Alone, each is a formidable force ...