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  • Lawsuit-Alleges-US-Government-Discriminated-Against-Black- Veterans-for-Decades

    NNPA Staff|Dec 8, 2022

    On Monday (November 28), the suit was filed by Yale Law School's Veterans Legal Services Clinic (VLSC) on behalf of Vietnam War veteran Conley Monk Jr, whose applications for education, housing, and disability benefits have been denied since he returned home from the war, per The Hill. According to the suit, discrimination by the VA has left Black veterans without benefits more frequently than their white counterparts. Yale's VLSC said the lawsuit could "provide a legal pathway for Black...

  • NFL partners with Contract with Black America to strengthen economic equality

    NNPA Staff|Jul 21, 2022

    The National Football League announced today its partnership with Contract with Black America Institute, an economic inclusion-focused initiative led by artist and entrepreneur O'Shea Jackson, also known as Ice Cube. The CWBA and NFL partnership enhances the NFL's dedication to increasing economic equity and partnerships with Black owned businesses. The collaboration focuses on identifying League-wide opportunities in the financial, tech, and production sectors, with a concentration on...

  • Reps. Beatty, Cooper and Sewell Introduce Legislation to Establish National Rosa Parks Day

    NNPA Staff|Sep 30, 2021

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-In coordination with Reps. Jim Cooper (TN-05) and Terri Sewell (AL-07), U.S. Congresswoman and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03) introduced legislation to establish Rosa Parks Day as a Federal Holiday. "Through her willingness to sit, Rosa Parks stood up for what she believed in," Beatty said. "As a state legislator, I was proud to lead the push to make the Buckeye State the first state to officially recognize Rosa Parks Day. It's now time for us to come...