Bill Perkins's posts related to Community Reinvestment

Cuomo and G.O.P. Quiet So Far on Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants

Published: March 7, 2012

ALBANY — With immigration still a contentious issue around the country, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Republican lawmakers have maintained a noticeable distance from New York State proposals that would make financial aid available to illegal immigrants at colleges and universities.


Senator Perkins Proudly Honors The Rucker Pro Legends--Bob McCullough and Fred Crawford--On Their 50th Anniversary

Remarks Of Senator Bill Perkins | Rucker Pro Legends Resolution (J.2726)


I rise today to honor the memory of Holcombe Rucker, proud son of Harlem and a true visionary with respect to youth development, mentoring and community building. 


When Holcombe Rucker was a young man he made a transformative life-decision; he put every ounce of his youthful energy into the game of basketball.  Upon returning from distinguished service in WWII, he established the Junior Basketball League in a Harlem playground on 138th Street.