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 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 5, 2022

Neighborhoods of Color are Breathing Unhealthier Air Than in the Previous Two Decades Combined

According to a report published this week by the American Lung Association, almost half of Americans – 137 million people – are experiencing more days of "very unhealthy" and "hazardous" air...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 21, 2022

Advocates Say FBI Missing Children Data Misleading; Does Disservice to Black Juveniles

Missing white children receive far more media coverage than missing Black and Brown children. A fact advocates often point to when explaining the disparity in attention provided to individuals of...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 21, 2022

White House Unveils Steps to Advance Equity in America

The Department of Health and Human Services said its increasing outreach to communities of color to encourage enrollment in free and low-cost health care, and the agency will address the maternal mort...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 14, 2022

Supreme Court Justice Jackson Proclaims: 'We've Made It. All of Us'

Two hundred and thirty-two years, 116 justices, 108 white men, six women, 2 Black men, and 1 Latinx woman later, the United States Supreme Court finally has an African American woman serving as...

 

It's Official: Biden Announces Extension of Student Loan Repayment Freeze

President Joe Biden on Wednesday, April 6, announced a pause on federal student loan repayments – extending the break in payments through August 31. Originally, the freeze was scheduled to expire...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 7, 2022

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, 54 Years Later

On April 4, 1968, an assassin's bullet ended the dynamic life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the age of 39. King stood on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, a site that's now a...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 7, 2022

Following GOP Filibuster, Judge Jackson Remains on Pace for Confirmation This Week

Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, said out loud on Monday what many may have thought about the Supreme Court nomination hearings where Republicans verbally lynched Judge Ke...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    March 31, 2022

Antilynching Bill is Signed

With Michelle Duster, the great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, by her side, Vice President Kamala Harris admittedly went off-script to praise the Black Press during the bill signing ceremony for the...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    March 24, 2022

Black Women, Civil Rights Groups Join Rallies for Judge Jackson Confirmation

Several women-led groups held a rally in front of the Supreme Court on Monday to bolster support for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ahead of her Senate confirmation hearings. Black women led...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    March 3, 2022

Black Press Salutes President Biden's Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Three times the Senate has confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson – twice unanimously. Now, an evenly divided Senate will face the task of confirming Judge Jackson to the highest court in America...

 

With Her Speedskating Gold Medal, Erin Jackson Hopes to Inspire More Black Girls in Winter Sports

While the Super Bowl expectedly received all the attention in the sports world on Sunday, February 13, the Winter Olympics provided a most historical moment. Erin Jackson became the first Black woman...

 

SBA, Black Chambers Back President Biden's Push for Federal Contracting with Minority Businesses

When President Joe Biden directed federal agencies to increase contracting spending with small, disadvantaged businesses by 50 percent over the next five years, Bibi Hidalgo, the associate...

 

Vice President Kamala Harris Speaks to the Black Press of America

Vice President Kamala Harris provided a message of hope while striking an encouraging tone during an exclusive interview with the Black Press of America. The Vice President, who cut her teeth as a... Full story

 

Legendary Actor, Sidney Poitier, 94, Has Died

Legendary actor Sidney Poitier, who broke barriers and stood for justice and Black lives during the most tumultuous times of the civil rights movement, has died. Poitier, whose iconic 71-year career,...

 

MLK Family Asks for No Celebration Until Lawmakers Pass Voting Rights Legislation

Prayer breakfasts, marches, parades, and an uptick in volunteer efforts to support the annual Day of Service have remained staples of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But the late civil rights icon family...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    January 6, 2022

Biden, Harris Blame Trump for Jan. 6 Attacks, Says America Must Move Forward

On the anniversary of the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, President Joe Biden doubled down on his campaign slogan from the 2020 election. He declared the race against former President...

 

Officer Found Guilty in Killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota

A jury in Minnesota has convicted former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter on multiple manslaughter counts for the killing of Daunte Wright. Potter, who said she mistakenly grabbed her... Full story

 

White House, Dems Furious Over Sen. Manchin's Build Back Better Betrayal

Black Press photojournalist and social media maven Anthony Tilman assessed the death of President Joe Biden's Build Back Better legislation this way: "[Fifty] Republicans in the Senate don't care abou...

 

Former Minneapolis Cop Derek Chauvin Pleads Guilty to Violating George Floyd's Civil Rights

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd, would rather spend 25 years in federal prison than 15 in a state penitentiary. The disgraced cop who infamously kneeled...

 

Stacey Abrams' Gubernatorial Run Provides a Jolt for the 2022 Midterms

In an announcement that has provided a jolt to the 2022 midterm elections, Stacey Abrams said she’s running for governor of the Peach State. The race, which could mean a second dual between Abrams a...

 

After Guilty Verdicts, Civil Rights Leaders Exhort Black America to 'Never Stop Running for Ahmaud'

After nearly two years of pain, suffering, and wondering if the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery would pay for their heinous crime, the 25-year-old's family finally received justice. A Glynn County,...

 

Biden-Harris Administration Level the Playing Field for Underserved Small Business Owners

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have announced a set of reforms to the federal procurement process to help meet an ambitious target of increasing the share of federal contracts to...

 

Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty of All Charges

Kyle Rittenhouse escaped punishment in the shooting deaths of two men during the unrest that followed the 2020 police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The jury deliberated for about...

 

After 13 Years, Black and Missing Foundation Still Searching for Thousands of Missing People of Color

It's been 13 years since Natalie Wilson and her sister-in-law Derrica Wilson founded the Black and Missing Foundation to help bring attention and closure to the ever-growing number of cases in...

 

Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump Named to TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People

TIME named nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump to the 2021 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, making him the only personal...

 

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