Ritchie Torres With the Presidential race still hanging in the balance, Tuesday’s election night had results that were historic regarding the election of new members to Congress. Ritchie Torres, a Bronx native, became the first openly gay Afro-Latino to serve as a member of Congress. Torres’ was born in 1988 to a Puerto Rican father and an African American mother. He was raised by his mother in a housing project in the East Bronx. His aspirations of working in politics came early as he interned for the Mayor and [...]
Famous Friday: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez If you’re paying any attention to politics these days, you’ve surely heard a lot about the subject of this week’s Famous Friday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Even if you don’t follow politics, you may have seen her on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The View or The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Or maybe on Twitter (more about that later). Sometimes referred to by her initials AOC, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, 29, is about to become, not only the first woman of color elected to office in NY-14, but [...]
Census Bureau to Submit Questions for 2020 Census to Congress — By March 31, 2018, the Census Bureau will deliver to Congress the wording of the questions it plans to ask in the 2020 Census. Also included in the submission to Congress are the planned questions for the 2020 American Community Survey.