By Aziah Siid Originally appeared in Word in Black Imagine being a high school student punished simply for refusing to cut the dreadlocks you’ve been growing for years. Or put yourself in […]
By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Mississippi’s congressional delegation has called on President Joe Biden to posthumously award civil rights icon Medgar Wiley Evers with the Presidential Medal […]
Before the vote, McCarthy, who faced a protracted 15-round battle in January to secure the speakership, made it clear that he would not seek assistance from Democrats. Such a move could have potentially saved his position. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) expressed the concerns of many in his caucus, citing significant trust issues with the Republican leadership, including McCarthy.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference concluded with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris paying tribute to the dedication of the CBC and CBCF in their pursuit of progress and equality, while also celebrating leaders and trailblazers who have dedicated themselves to advancing the cause of Black communities.
By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Amidst the impending resumption of student loan payments in October, scammers are intensifying their efforts to exploit borrowers, with more than 350,000 […]
NNPA NEWSWIRE — Leaders within the Democratic Party in the last Congress demonstrated their political will for a reparations commission. 217 confirmed yes votes in the House and half of the Senate Committee chairs, along with the Senate Leader, and many of their colleagues, signed on to the Senate bill.
The original March on Washington, a cornerstone of the civil rights movement, drew approximately 250,000 participants in 1963. Its influence paved the way for significant legislative milestones, including the passage of federal civil rights and voting rights laws in the 1960s. The erosion of voting rights, recent Supreme Court rulings that impact affirmative action and abortion rights, and the rise of hate and violence against marginalized communities, however, punctuate the current commemoration.
The Biden-Harris administration announced a new plan to repair a glitch in the Affordable Care Act subsidies, making the program easier for those with employer-sponsored healthcare.
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia National Newspaper Publishers Association President & CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, President and […]
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill to officially mark Juneteenth – June 19 – as an official federal […]