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Trump and the GOP 'Are Out to Kill You,' Former ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis Warns

Bertha Lewis—founder of the Black Institute, charter member of the left-wing Working Families Party and former CEO of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now—claimed today that President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are “out to kill you,” and argued it is up to organized labor to step up and “lead the resistance.” 620 more words

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April 24, 1932

Sun., 24  A day of sunshine. Mocking bird with us. A veal pot-pie for dinner. Grace attends church. I write the Bulletin to the children. Miss Bertha Lewis calls.


Will Minorities Suffer Under Donald Trump? You Can 'Bet On It,' Top NYC Activist Says

New York’s top politicians may be looking to reassure New Yorkers afraid of what could happen under President-elect Donald Trump, but the Black Institute’s Bertha Lewis warned last night that racial, religious and sexual minorities should “bet on it” that they will experience the worst under the incoming administration. 976 more words

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State Defends Progress in MWBE Program as Others Debate Transparency

In the minority- and women-owned business community, the talk is typically that the city isn’t doing enough to give them contracts and that the state’s leading the way. 1,612 more words

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Advocates, Pols Assess City's MWBE Program as Maya Wiley Departs

As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s point-person for minority- and women-owned businesses, Maya Wiley, departs the administration, advocates are wondering what will come next for the city’s programs to attract those businesses moving forward. 1,303 more words

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