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 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 23, 2024 

More than 77,000 Sign Petition for Justices Alito and Thomas to Recuse in Capitol Attack Cases

A petition calling for conservative Supreme Court Justices and noted Donald Trump supporters Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas to recuse themselves from major cases related to the January 6, 2021,...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 2, 2024

Vice President Kamala Harris Announces Nationwide Economic Opportunity Tour

Vice President Kamala Harris has announced a nationwide Economic Opportunity Tour to spotlight the Biden-Harris Administration's efforts to foster economic growth, build wealth, and ensure American pr...

 

President Biden Unveils Sweeping Student Loan Relief Plans, Targeting Racial Disparities

President Joe Biden has announced comprehensive plans to provide substantial relief to borrowers, particularly those from marginalized communities disproportionately burdened by debt. The proposed...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 4, 2024

Outcry Grows Over Gaza Airstrike, Biden Urges Swift Ceasefire in Statement

The most recent Israeli airstrike, which victimized a World Central Kitchen-operated aid convoy, has sparked international outrage and increased calls for an immediate ceasefire as tensions between...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    Obits    April 4, 2024

Beloved Actor and Activist Louis Gossett Jr. Dies at 87

Louis Gossett Jr., the groundbreaking actor whose career spanned over five decades and who became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his memorable role in "An...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    March 21, 2024

U.S. Citizens Flee Haiti Amidst Escalating Chaos: Global Concerns Mount

Amidst escalating turmoil in Haiti, a recent exodus of U.S. citizens fleeing the violence underscores broader concerns about the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Caribbean nation. As conflict...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    March 14, 2024

Senate Leaders and Civil Rights Advocates Unite to Reinforce Voting Protections

In a press briefing on Thursday, February 29, Senate leaders, alongside civil rights advocates, announced the reintroduction of S.4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, aimed at...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    March 7, 2024

Vice President Kamala Harris Joins Annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Honors Legacy of Bloody Sunday

To help commemorate the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, Vice President Kamala Harris stood alongside activists and community leaders on the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where she...

 

Biden Administration Takes Step to Curb Credit Card Fees, Bridge Racial Disparities

In a move to confront racial disparities in credit terms, the Biden administration has unveiled a proposal to cap credit card late fees at $8, challenging the longstanding issue of "junk fees" that di...

 

Historic White House Gathering Celebrates Descendants of Civil Rights Icons

In a Black History Month event at the White House on Tuesday, Feb. 13, Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the descendants of some of the most influential civil rights leaders from the 1950s and '6...

 

NNPA's Historic Town Hall Sparks Dialogue on Strengthening Black-Jewish Relations Amid Rising Hate

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) orchestrated a transformative Town Hall between Black and Jewish leaders at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Ft....

 

Three Black U.S. Army Reservists Killed in Drone Attack Near Syrian Border

Three Black American reservists from the 926th Engineer Brigade, based at Fort Moore, Georgia, lost their lives in a drone attack on a U.S. base near the Jordan-Syria border. Pentagon Deputy Press...

 

Report Reveals Racial Wealth Gap Widens in the United States

A new report from WalletHub, a personal finance website, has found that the racial wealth gap in the United States is alive and well. The report, titled "2024's States with the Biggest & Smallest...

 

NNPA 2024 Annual Mid-Winter Conference to Empower Black America

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is gearing up for its 2024 Annual Mid-Winter Training Conference, which begins on Wednesday, January 24, at the B Ocean Resort and Hotel in Fort...

 

Biden Takes Aim at Excessive Bank Charges

President Biden has announced a proposal to dramatically reduce the cost of overdrawing a bank account. The initiative targets what it views as unnecessary financial burdens on consumers,...

 

Civil Rights Leaders 2024 Insights on Martin Luther King's Courage

During his short life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped on all kinds of powerful toes in his fight for civil rights, and he was a courageous and determined leader who refused to let prison or...

 

President Biden Accelerates Student Debt Relief with Early Implementation of SAVE Plan

The president asserted that his administration's SAVE plan has helped 3.6 million Americans by canceling their student debt. Again, attempting to fulfill a key promise made during his 2020 campaign,...

 

Harvard President Claudine Gay Resigns Amidst Scandals and Plagiarism Allegations

Harvard President Claudine Gay has resigned, making her tenure the shortest in the university's history. The decision comes after just six months and two days in office, amidst mounting allegations...

 

Three Years After January 6th Attack on Capitol:

The United States Attorney's Office is marking the third anniversary of the unprecedented attack on the U.S. Capitol, which shook the nation and much of the world when supporters of the twice-impeache...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    January 4, 2024

Biden Commutes Sentences and Pardons Marijuana Offenses in Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform

In what the White House called a decisive move echoing the core tenet of equal justice under law, President Joe Biden announced a set of substantial clemency actions aimed at addressing glaring...

 

President Biden Celebrates Black Small Business Boom, Announces New Investments

During President Biden's visit to the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce today, he showcased the unprecedented growth of Black small business ownership under his administration. In a press call, top...

 

Vice President Kamala Harris Makes History in Senate with 32nd Tie-Breaking Vote

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, Vice President Kamala Harris broke the previous record set by John C. Calhoun in the 19th century for the most tie-breaking votes cast in the U.S. Senate. Harris has now cast 32...

 

Judge Awards Aretha Franklin's Property to Her Sons

A Michigan judge has allocated properties owned by the late legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin to her sons based on a 2014 handwritten will discovered between couch cushions. The decision came...

 

Vice President Harris Announces Commitments Exceeding $900 Million for the Women in the Sustainable Economy Initiative

Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday announced the Women in the Sustainable Economy (WISE) Initiative, which the White House says supports the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) theme o...

 

T.I. and Tiny Open Affordable Housing Complex in Atlanta

Hip-hop power couple T.I. and Tiny celebrated the grand opening of their long-awaited affordable housing complex, The Intrada Westside, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Atlanta. The complex is in...

 

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