After more than seven long months of hard, sometimes hostile, political and public debate an historic reform of the United States healthcare system is now a done deal. President Barack Obama has gotten back his political mojo and helped deliver what is bound to be the most important legacy of his presidency.
Brooklyn, New York: Majority Conference Leader Senator John L. Sampson (D-19th SD) recently held a very successful “Homeowners’ Assistance and Financial Wellness Seminar”at Holy Family Church in the Canarsie Section of his district.
First Black Woman to receive an M.D.
February 24, 1864
2/24/1864: Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born in 1833. She worked from 1852-1860 as a nurse in Massachusetts.
Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough President
February 23, 1965
Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president, the highest elective office held by a Black woman in a major American city.
In celebration of Black History Month Senator John L. Sampson in association with Public School 276 is proud to present a Black History Extravaganza.
Update 1: 2/24/2010 Please note: In the event that there may be a snow storm on 2/25th, the event will be rescheduled for the following week, Thursday March 4th, 2010. Please check back at 1:00PM on 2/25th to find out whether the event is still taking place. Thank you.
By State Senator John L. Sampson, Democratic Majority Conference Leader
New York State Senate
In a little over a month the 2010 Census will swing into action. The goal is simple: to get as accurate a count as possible of all people living in the United States. This time the US Census Department has gone to great lengths to make the reporting form as simple as possible, non-invasive, and far shorter than in previous years. The census form contains only 10 relatively simple questions.