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Reps. Ilhan Omar Leads Letter to Trump Administration on Efforts to Undermine the International Criminal Court
April 17, 2019
Rep. Ilhan  Omar (D-MN) WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan  Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Jim McGovern, Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, led a group of House Democrats in requesting information on the Administration’s decision to restrict visas of International Criminal Court staff. ... read more »
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Introduces “Be Heard” Act to Prevent Harassment in the Workplace
April 17, 2019
Pressley: “This is for the brave women of the Boston Fire Department, for the hotel workers I worked alongside when I was scrapping money together to help my family, ... read more »
Rep. Barbara Lee and Bipartisan Group Introduce Legislation to Improve Reentry and Economic Growth by Restoring Pell Grants for Incarcerated Individuals
April 17, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), Rep. French Hill (R-AR), and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) introduced landmark legislation to strengthen successful reentry and economic growth by restoring Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated individuals. ... read more »
WATCH: Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters Discuss Banking Industries Lack of Diversity, Excessive Salaries and CEO Accountability
April 17, 2019
NBC’s Wilfred Frost talks with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, about big bank CEOs’ testimony on Capitol Hill. ... read more / watch video »
Berry Gordy Fulfills Dreams with Motown Reaching 60 Years
April 17, 2019
Berry Gordy LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motown Records founder Berry Gordy looked out at the audience at a 60th anniversary tribute to his groundbreaking record label and saw his dream of making music for “all people” in the world fulfilled. ... read more »
Aretha Franklin Makes History with Posthumous Pulitzer Win
April 16, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. ... read more »
Bill Cosby’s Says Insurer Settles LA Accuser’s Suit Before Deposition Without His Permission
April 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby says his insurance company is settling another accuser’s lawsuit without his permission, a week before his scheduled deposition. Cosby in a statement accuses American International Group Inc. ... read more »
Former President Barack Obama Sends Heartfelt Message Regarding the Burning of Notre Dame
April 15, 2019
The world is reacting with shock, horror and prayers to the massive fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. As the flames tore through the 12th-century cathedral, ... read more »
Kenya’s Cherono Wins Men’s Boston Marathon in Sprint to Tape
April 15, 2019
BOSTON (AP) — The two-time Boston Marathon champion turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two others with the finish line in sight. ... read more »
NAACP’S Response to the Arrest of Suspect in the Louisiana Church Burnings
April 15, 2019
BALTIMORE – The NAACP issued the following statement regarding the arrest of Holden Matthews in connection to fires at three historically Black churches in Louisiana: “The arrest of Holden Matthews for the horrific burnings of Black churches in Louisiana is just another example of the hate-fueled times that we live in. ... read more »
WATCH: Hyde Park School Commissions Nipsey Hussle Basketball Court Mural
April 15, 2019
Crete Academy in Hyde Park memorialized slain rapper Nipsey Hussle with a commissioned mural across a basketball court. ... read more / watch video »
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