New York officials will make a one-day trip to Puerto Rico to discuss the island's economic and health crisis. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo leads the delegation comprising of the state's elected officials and Medicaid experts.
U.S. President Barack Obama Monday announced the creation of a new nonprofit designed to help Latino and black youths bolster their education opportunities for a better future, while stating that Latino and black males experiencing different treatment from law enforcement.
For Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., the "transformative development" for the borough’s Latino population has ranged from jobs, housing, employment, all while debunking claims of gentrification.
Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr. exited the stage at the Voto Latino Power Summit on April 12, and Voto Latino's CEO and President Maria Teresa Kumar thanked Diaz for his powerful and well-chosen words before she called up a man whom she simply called Lemon. Lemon Andersen (born Andrew Andersen) is a Tony Award-winning poet, spoken word artist and an actor, who was an original cast member of "Russell Simmons' Def Jam" on Broadway, and he has shot four films with Spike Lee.
The 40-year-old Democrat was elected into office five years prior to his father's election to the New York City Council, and was in fact the youngest person elected to the legislative since Theodore Roosevelt. During his stay with the Assembly, Diaz has sponsored, co-sponsored and passed legislation that's addressed public record access, tenants' rights, environmental racism and senior citizens' rights.