Thursday, March 16, 2017

COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING LOOKS AHEAD AT PROJECTS COMING TO 12TH COUNCIL DISTRICTS
BRONX – Surveying his past four years in office, New York City Council Member Andy King (12th C.D.) delivered his fourth State of the District Address on Sunday (March 12th) before a packed house at the North Bronx Seventh Day Adventist Church on Bronxwood Ave.

Council Member King, who reviewed his 12-Point Plan for the 12TH Council District with more than 700 Bronx residents, friends and special guests in attendance, discussed upcoming and future projects, which include affording housing for working families through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, the renovation of Agnes Haywood Park, capital funding to schools in the 12th Council District, expense funding to community-based organizations, funding for NYCHA developments and youth programs as well as DOT and DSNY needs in the 12th Council District.

NYC CELEBRATES THE FIRST OFFICIAL OBSERVANCE OF
THREE-FIFTH CLAUSE AWARENESS DAY


NEW YORK -- The City of  New York observed for the first time “Three-Fifth Clause Awareness Day on Sunday, March 5th”  with a special program  that took place at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, Manhattan. 

This FREE event included Rob Nelson, weekend morning anchor and weekday reporter at WABC-TV, who will moderate a panel discussion with Dominic Carter, political commentator for Verizon Fios/RNN News; Bertha Lewis, Founder and CEO of Black Institute and Minister Dr. Abdul Hafeez Muhammad of Mosque # 7, New York City; Arthur Cheliotes, president, Communications Workers of America Local 1180; and Gabriel J. Christian, Esq., Law Firm of Gabriel J. Christian & Associates, LLC.

The Three-Fifth Clause (Article 1, Section2, of the U.S. Constitution of 1787) was demanded by Southern supporters of slavery as a way of increasing their congressional representation and political power. They wanted slaves to be counted as full persons but settled on three-fifths. People of African descent would have had no real rights either way. The three-fifths clause was enforced until the post-Civil War 13th Amendment freed all enslaved people in the United States, the 14th amendment gave them full citizenship, and the 15th Amendment granted black people the right to vote. However, the “three-fifth clause” language was never removed from the Constitution.

Last year, Council Member Andy King introduced legislations in the City Council calling on the federal government to add an amendment to add language that directly negates the Three-Fifth Clause by stating that African-Americans are 100 percent whole individuals and declare March 5th as “Three Fifth Clause Awareness Day” in New York City. The New York City Council unanimously passed both legislations and March 5, 2017, begins the official observance of “Three Fifth Clause Awareness Day” in New York City. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

SHADOW DAY AT THE CITY COUNCIL


A memorable day at the Council, Foster Youth Shadow Day Council Member King was shadowed by Katherine. Her testimony is a tool she uses today to give back to those that walk in her footsteps. The Foster Youth Success Alliance, Wellness Committee, and Youth Services committee joined forces to make this day a reality and i can't wait see what policy and legislation comes out of today's discussions.


COUNCIL MEMBER KING SHOWS HIS SUPPORT TO THE MEN AND WOMEN IN BLUE


Thank you to these brave individuals of the 47th Precinct who each and everyday serve and protect us here in the Northeast Bronx and who, this evening, remembered the life and legacy of Officer Holder, a peace officer tragically gunned down in the line of duty.