After serving in the Georgia Legislature, in 1992, Cynthia McKinney won a seat in the US House of Representatives. She was the first African-American woman from Georgia in the US Congress. In 2005, McKinney was a vocal critic of the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina and was the first member of Congress to file articles of impeachment against George W. Bush. In 2008, Cynthia McKinney won the Green Party nomination for the US presidency.
Picture The Homeless and Allies Occupied a Vacant Lot and Builds a Tent City in East Harlem..As the foreclosure crisis festers, Bloomberg and the banks fail us. While the homeless population continues to escalate, landlords and the city continue to keep buildings empty. In fact, the total volume of potential apartments in vacant buildings and lots in Manhattan alone exceeds the number of homeless households in shelter and on the street citywide!