Save CUNY for the sake of our young people


Today's #‎SaveCUNY rally and march across the Brooklyn Bridge was very inspirational.

Many young New Yorkers came out to let our Governor and the State Legislature know that they want a quality affordable education. The proposed tuition hikes could force more of our students to go into more debt. 

At a time when college debt is crushing the dreams of young and not so young people across the country, New York should be leading the way on affordable education. 


These young New Yorkers are here at the #‎SaveCUNY rally and march, to say that they want an opportunity at a quality education. This is a major contrast to the images and motives attributed to our young people of color in the media. You won't see this on Fox News or CNN. 

We owe it to these young AMERICANS to give them an opportunity to earn the degrees needed to obtain the good paying jobs in our new economy. Let's give our young Americans a pathway to the middle class, so that they too can become pillars of our society.

I should also mention that some of these young citizens are part of CUNY's Black Male Initiative (#BMI). To learn more about BMI visit:


Want to do your part? There is a petition being passed around asking our Governor, fellow #Democrat, Andrew Cuomo and our New York State Legislature NOT to make it harder for our young New Yorkers to obtain a degree by hiking CUNY tuition rates.





As the cost of education continues to rise, fewer people will be able to achieve the knowledge based careers need to obtain jobs which pay decent salaries, allow for better quality of life, and the opportunity to pursue their version of the American Dream.

We also see a rising number of college grads and drop outs struggling with debt burden. This is NOT the time to exacerbate the situation by increasing the cost of college in our state.

As a proud CUNY graduate, I would like to see other New Yorkers have the same or better educational opportunities than the ones I had, not fewer.



February Jobs Listing - Opportunity For All

Dear Friends & Community Members,

Despite the number of jobs created over the last few years following the recessions, many of our friends, neighbors, family and even ourselves remain unemployed or under-employed. It is my belief that a well paid job is essential to being able to afford housing in our ever more expensive City, and it is also essential to the pursuit of your personal American Dream.

The purpose of my monthly Jobs Newsletter is to both keep you and our communities abreast of job opportunities as they become available and educate others on the jobs situation in our country. Below you’ll find highlights from the Jobs Report and a listing of jobs available.

If you know of any jobs opportunities that our community members can apply for please send them to us at the contact below.  


Josue Pierre

42nd Assembly District Democratic County Committee
Candidate for Democratic State Committee - Male District Leader



“President Obama, who expressed frustration that he has not received the credit he feels he deserves for the country’s improving economy, said the jobs numbers were further signs of progress.”

During the last few months of the Bush Presidency the United States was loosing over 700k jobs every month, now we create around 200k per month. From the time of President Obama’s election in 2008, over 9million jobs have been created in the United States. This Has brought our unemployment rate from a staggering peak of about 10% to 4.9%. 

According to many economist, at this point anyone who wants a job should be able to find it. That is some good news, but can we find well paid jobs is another matter.

See link for full New York Times article:




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Obama Calls for Stronger Gun Laws After California Shooting



"President Obama edged closer Saturday to declaring the shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that killed 14 people a terrorist attack, but stuck to his prescription that the answer to preventing such tragedies was gun limits.

“It is entirely possible that these two attackers were radicalized to commit this act of terror,” Mr. Obama said in his weekly radio address, broadcast a day after the F.B.I. declared that it was treating the massacre as an act of terror. “And if so, it would underscore a threat we’ve been focused on for years — the danger of people succumbing to violent extremist ideologies.”"



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