Rep. Hakeem Jeffries announces $1 million in funds to help Black veterans group


Hakeem Jeffries, the newly-minted leader of Democrats in the U.S. House, announced a $1 million grant to the local organization Black Veterans for Social Justice (BVSJ).

Jeffries, who represents swaths of Brooklyn in the nation’s lower legislative chamber, headed to Bedford–Stuyvesant on Friday for a Veterans Resource Fair, where he announced the funding for the BVSJ’s Incarcerated Veterans Transitional Program.