Open Letter to State Comptroller: New York Municipalities Will Need “Tough Love” in the Absence of Fed Rescue Cash
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

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  MOUNT VERNON, NY — APRIL 3, 2020 — “The state Comptroller’s Office is auditing Mount Vernon, where details of the city’s finances have been murky for at least the past two years and infighting continues…”, stated a LOHUD news story on February 23, 2020. The anticipated deliverable of the audit may follow formatted examples similar to those published on the …

TribuneOpen Letter to State Comptroller: New York Municipalities Will Need “Tough Love” in the Absence of Fed Rescue Cash
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

Sometimes You Have to be Profane to be Profound. Not.
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE and HANK MILLER

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — March 6, 2020 — “I don’t need no fake-ass legislators who are allowing fear-mongering to try and go after our people,” said Assemblyman Michael Blake (D-The Bronx). He was allegedly referring to Senate Democrats who are looking to fix the nine–week old (as of this writing) criminal justice reform law. In a deep blue state and …

TribuneSometimes You Have to be Profane to be Profound. Not.
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE and HANK MILLER

SUPER TUESDAY– A Strategic Move to CA$H in, for the Right Reason
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

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  MOUNT VERNON, NY — February 21, 2020 — Okay, we can all agree: Bloomberg choked at the Wednesday night debate. Worse, he got his a$$ handed to him. But maybe he has always known that the debate stage would not be his finest moment. Yes, he was not yet in the race for debates 1, 2, 3, 4 & …

TribuneSUPER TUESDAY– A Strategic Move to CA$H in, for the Right Reason
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

CUT TO THE CHASE: One More Republican to Tip the Balance
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — January 6, 2020 — One more Republican is needed for a majority of U.S. Senators to move Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. A fair Senate trial should be the end-game. The American public deserve to hear those fact-witnesses who were prevented, by the White House, to speak under oath: “De-escalation”- Pompeo; “Get over it”- Mulvaney; “Notepad-Never …

eHeziCUT TO THE CHASE: One More Republican to Tip the Balance
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

Is Verizon at Risk of Call for Breakup?
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — October 2,  2019 — Tech companies have too much power — too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy.  Well known anti -trust cases like the breakup of AT&T in the 1980’s, and the breakup of Microsoft in 2000’s, were well founded. Why? Those companies grew by acquiring their competitors, using private information …

eHeziIs Verizon at Risk of Call for Breakup?
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

Opportunity Delayed is an Opportunity Denied; Mount Vernon’s Charter Revision 2019: The Urgency is Now!
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — August 26,  2019 — Imagine our municipality of Mount Vernon – a city of some 68,000 people without the capacity to borrow, because it lost its Moody’s ratings due to a failure to complete audited financial statements. That’s a crippling event; and should be ground zero for every tax payer. Imagine that scenario in an economic …

eHeziOpportunity Delayed is an Opportunity Denied; Mount Vernon’s Charter Revision 2019: The Urgency is Now!
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

City Council Vote Exacerbates Mount Vernon’s Problem
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — February 28, 2019 — The Mount Vernon City Council vote of February 27, 2019, overriding Mayor Thomas’ veto, does not fix the problem, it exacerbates it. Here’s why. Even under the duress of time — the rationale given to override the veto — the vote is a highly irresponsible decision by our elected leaders, especially at …

eHeziCity Council Vote Exacerbates Mount Vernon’s Problem
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

A Call to Action – Mount Vernon, Sitting on Bankruptcy Row Method to the Madness
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — February 4, 2019 — Seven years ago, I published an article “Sitting on Bankruptcy Row”.  At the time, the White House was warned by Fitch Ratings Agency that the U.S. could lose its AAA ratings, if both branches of government (White House and Congress) could not resolve the nation’s looming tax increases and spending cuts in …

eHeziA Call to Action – Mount Vernon, Sitting on Bankruptcy Row Method to the Madness
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

A Method to the Madness
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — August 2, 2018 — Division, distraction, (and no other way to say it) lies are no longer a covert part of the 2018 White House strategy.  It’s deliberate misinformation used as a weapon to shock the public into submission, and as a tool to serve “red meat” to the President’s base. What we have is a …

eHeziA Method to the Madness
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

What Happened in Gaza Was Wrong! Asserts 16th CD Candidate Derickson K. Lawrence

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We Are Better Than This As A People Derickson K. Lawrence to Hold Rally on “Delivering Results” and A Peace Agenda MOUNT VERNON, NY — May 14, 2018 — “The violence that took place in Gaza, on May 14th, was both predicted and avoidable,” said Derickson K. Lawrence, candidate for U.S. Congress in NY’s 16th Congressional District. It erupted as the …

eHeziWhat Happened in Gaza Was Wrong! Asserts 16th CD Candidate Derickson K. Lawrence