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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National Correspondent 

Senator Laphonza Butler Vows Unwavering Support for the Black Press and Black Communities


October 26, 2023

"Welcome to the newest member of the United States Senate!" Laphonza Butler being sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris. (Photo: Office of the Vice President of the United States / Wikimedia Commons)

The Black Press has gained a powerful ally in the U.S. Senate, promising unwavering support for the historic voice of the African American community. Sen. Laphonza Butler (D-CA), appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to complete the late Senator Dianne Feinstein's term, promises to be a transformative force in the United States Congress.

During a Zoom call with publishers from the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), Sen. Butler expressed her dedication to ensuring the long-term viability of the Black Press. She also pledged to host a delegation of Black newspaper publishers on Capito...

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