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FREE A D.B.A. OF I.Q. INC. ISSUE 45 VOLUME 9 SPECIAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EDITION Santa Is Checking His List: Councilman Eugene, Have You Been Naughty or Nice? N BY VANDELL PARK ew York City Council Member Mathieu Eugene is being accused by some constituents of his district of nepotism, sexual misconduct, financial secrecy, and questionable affiliation with the Jewish demographic within his district. According to reports to Caribbean American Weekly (CAW) by constituents of City Council District 40, in Brooklyn, Mr. Eugene seems to be more concerned about fulfilling his own agenda rather than looking after the needs of the people who elected him to office. The constituents claim that Mr. Eugene, who ran his campaign on the platform of HOT TOPIC: Councilman Eugene F Dr. Clarke ollowing in the footsteps of her ancestors, a petite woman, Dr. Una Clarke, who towers in confidence, academic excellence, political determination and love for her people, says she was determined to make Caribbean people proud of her; therefore, she seized every opportunity that was presented before her to realize that objective. Born in the Parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, to parents who were active in civic leadership, Mrs. Clarke moved to the United States in 1958 as a foreign student. One year after arriving here, she became an active member of the International Students Union, participating in activities that would enhance the lives of foreign continued on page 6 Hurricane Sandy Update: SBA Standing Ready to Help Businesses, Homeowners and Renters Recover ...see page 12 I The Civil Rights Act of 1964 n an 11 June 1963 speech broadcast live on national television and radio, President John F. Kennedy unveiled plans to pursue a comprehensive civil rights bill in Congress, stating, ‘‘this nation, for all its hopes and all its boasts, will not be fully free until all its citizens are free’’ (‘‘President Kennedy’s RadioTV Address,’’). Martin Luther King, Jr. congratulated Kennedy on his speech, calling it ‘‘one of the most eloquent, profound and unequivocal pleas for justice and the freedom of all men ever made by any president’’ (King, 12 June 1963). transparency and fighting for the needs of the people of District 40, seems to have reneged on those promises as he is not being transparent about his dealings with the people. They contend that since winning the district, he does not hold meetings or do community visits to ascertain what the pressing needs of his constituents are. They further claim that he hardly functions out of his district office and appears to spend more time in his Manhattan office. Constituents are also accusing Mr. Eugene of nepotism—building a family dynasty, especially with his brother Maxi Eugene and a woman known as Valerie continued on page 5 Can I Keep My Tax Refund in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?...see page 20 Dr. Una Clarke: From Foreign Student to Political Icon BY VANDELL PARK VISIT US AT: WWW.CAWNYC.COM Text CIROBAMA to 41411 Inauguration 2013: January 21 Ceremony Will Kick Off Barack Obama's 2nd White House Term ...see page 10 Facing financial difficulty? Maxed out the credit cards? Creditors harrassing you? FREE Bankruptcy Consultations Call 718-222-3155 New Year’s Resolution for Congress: Pass CIR ...see page 4 Brian Figeroux, Esq. After the Affair. Stay or Go? The earlier Civil Rights Act of 1957, the first law addressing the legal rights of African Americans passed by Congress since Reconstruction, had established the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and the U.S. Civil Rights Commission to investigate claims of racial discrimination. Before the 1957 bill was passed, Congress had, however, removed a provision that would have empowered the Justice Department to enforce the Brown v. Board of Education decision. A. Philip Randolph and other civil rights leaders continued to press the For Immigration News & Updates ...see CV3 major political parties and Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy to enact such legislation and to outlaw segregation. The civil rights legislation that Kennedy introduced to Congress on 19 June 1963, addressed these issues, and King advocated for its passage. In an article published after the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that posed the question, ‘‘What next?’’ King wrote, ‘‘The hundreds of thousands who marched in Washington marched to level barriers. They summed up everything in a word—NOW. What is continued on page 23 T & T Heather Headley Shines in The Bodyguard ...see CV1 Making a Humanitarian Impact ...see page 8

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