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Black churches push ‘souls to the polls,’ while Latino voter turnout surges


churches7n-1-webWhile Black clergy in New York, New Jersey and around the country used the last Sunday before Election Day to move “souls to the polls,” Hispanic groups and Hispanic voters are rocking the vote and mobilizing voter turnout ahead of tomorrow’s presidential election.

Early voting data suggest black voter turnout will not be as high in this election contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as it was four years ago, when the country voted to reelect President Obama, the nation’s first African-American President. The momentum is just not that strong, as Obama has stressed his own legacy is on the line  in his push for Hilary Clinton.

In the meantime, Hispanics and Latinos across the country are turning out in droves as a vengeance against Donald Trump, therefore they are resounding a message that  “It’s time to reject hatred, reject negativity, reject division with a resounding result on Tuesday.”

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While the black vote appears to be on a downward swing this election, early tallies suggest a record turnout by Hispanics, who have voted at lower rates than whites and blacks in past elections. But not this year, Hispanics appear to be reacting to Trump’s staunch and anti-immigrant rhetoric.

Those Hispanic Clinton supporters stated: “It would not be a very bright future if Donald Trump was elected,” “I do not believe in the building of a wall between Mexico and the United States. . . . I believe in immigrants’ rights.”

Mayor de Blasio (pictured up top with his wife), stumped for Clinton at five predominantly black churches in Brooklyn yesterday, arguing turnout is crucial, even in a safely Democratic state like New York.

We have a leader poised to make that change if she has our support and if we give her a mandate — not just in the quote-unquote swing states, but here in New York as well,” he said at the Christian Cultural Center. “Anyone know anyone who may not vote? I’m asking you to change their minds.”

De Blasio said an overwhelming Clinton victory would help the nation “heal” from the havoc caused by Trump’s campaign.

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NY Mayor De Blasio OK’s Rabbi’s Bizarre Circumcision Ritual


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NY Mayor Bill De Blasio made good on a campaign promise to NY’s Jewish leaders allowing rabbis to continue a bizarre circumcision ritual that caused 16 cases of Herpes infection in baby boys.

The ritual, called Metzitzah B’Peh, involves a rabbi — called a “mohel” — performing circumcisions on a baby boy, then using their mouths to suck the blood from the baby’s penis.

NY health officials say 2 of the 16 babies died from complications caused by Herpes, and 2 more boys suffered brain damage.

During his campaign, De Blasio promised to lift a regulation that required parents to sign a form giving their mohel permission to perform the ritual circumcision. But Jewish leaders decried the regulation as an affront to their religion.

According to The New York Observer, only one family turned in a form to the health department since the regulation was put into place.

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NYPD turn their backs on deBlasio at cops funeral


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The NYPD is pissed with New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio, after he expressed his shock and disgust that officer Daniel Paneleo was not indicted for the choke-hold death of Eric Garner. The officers gripe is that Mayor deBlasio didn’t support their position but instead incited a hostile environment and fuel for protesters. Their outrage is even calling for de Blasio’s resignation.  

de Blasio made his comments in the aftermath of the deaths of black men, including Eric Garner and Michael Brown, at the hands of white police officers. Neither of the officers involved were charged.

‘It is our opinion that Mayor de Blasio’s dangerous and irresponsible comments about his and his wife’s concern for their son’s safety at the hands of the NYPD fueled the flames that led to civil unrest, and potentially to the deaths of PO Wenjian Liu and PO Rafael Ramos, as well as the continued threats against NYPD personnel.’

The Mayor shows us no respect, and encourages the public to follow his lead.’

But c’mon now, did Mayor de Blasio really fuel the flames for these peaceful protest or are NYPD officers just upset because the current movements by protesters throughout the country are shining a big fat light on corrupt police officers everywhere? Just like I don’t believe that de Blasio, the protectors or any other person excising their free right to protest are responsible for the assassination of the two police officers in Brooklyn. The act of one cannot speak for the action of all.

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Bill de Blasio elected mayor of New York City


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He’s the first democratic mayor in New York city after a twenty year republican reign.

He has the perfect platform, the perfect voice and a beautiful biracial family in these ever-changing tough economic times.

Bill de Blasio was joined by his family onstage to deliver a victory speech at  the Park Slope Armory YMCA after winning the New York City mayoral election last night. de Blasio proclaimed his landslide victory a mandate for his liberal agenda  and a change in course after two decades of Republican rule at City Hall.

People are tired and fed up and they want change as de Blasio held a commanding lead of 74% to 24% — the largest margin of victory  by a non-incumbent in any mayor’s race in city history.

The first lady of New York is an African-American woman.

Washington has Michelle Obama and New York has Chirlane McCray.

Nearly seven out of 10 voters said the city needed to move in a new direction  from Bloomberg’s policies, according to the survey conducted by Edison Research.  And among those wanting change, de Blasio triumphed, capturing 85% of their  votes.

At 52, de Blasio is one of the youngest men elected mayor of New York. And as such, he also represents a generational break from Bloomberg, a 71-year-old  billionaire Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent who had charted his own unique course for the city.

Bloomberg’s reign is over, there’s a new mayor in town and his name is Bill!