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In First Act of New Congress, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Introduces Reparations Bill
January 14, 2021
“The impact of slavery and its vestiges continues to affect African Americans and indeed all Americans in communities throughout our nation,” Jackson Lee remarked. “This legislation is intended to examine the institution of slavery in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present, and further recommend appropriate remedies. Since the initial introduction of this legislation, its proponents have made substantial progress in elevating the discussion of reparations and reparatory justice at the national level and joining the mainstream international debate on the issues.” ... read more »
Senate Passes Bill to Create African American Burial Grounds Network
January 14, 2021
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation that would better protect historic African American cemeteries. The measure also paves the way for the creation of an African American Burial Grounds Network. ... read more »
What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about the State of America if he were alive today?
January 14, 2021
Dr. King’s belief in non-violence as a moral and political basis for achieving the “Dream” he envisioned did not include a passive or patient acceptance of a lower place in society. He knew this would be a multi-generational quest for our freedom, and prophetically told us that we would eventually get to the mountain top even if he were unable to be there with us. ... read more »
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JENIFER LEWIS, DYLLÓN BURNSIDE, BERNARD DAVID JONES AND THOMAS HOBSON CAST IN FILMED DRAMATIC READING OF GEORGE M. JOHNSON’S BESTSELLING MEMOIR, ‘ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE’
January 14, 2021
The Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) powered by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, announced today the partnership with iN-Hale Entertainment and All Tea No, Shade Productions in support of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, 2021 with the theme of “Stigma Gotta Go.” ... read more »
California Officials Respond to Trump Supporters’ Attack on U.S. Capitol
January 14, 2021
Last week, after a violent mob of President Trump’s supporters attacked and invaded the United States Capitol while protesting President-elect Joe Biden’s win of the 2020 election, Capitol Police officers evacuated members of Congress to an undisclosed area nearby. ... read more »
Madison Group Hires Senate Democrat
January 14, 2021
The Madison Group, a bipartisan, bicameral, and bicoastal government relations firm, is pleased to welcome Tiffany Harris, Esq. as director of Government Relations. Harris brings legislative policy and judiciary expertise to the Madison Group. ... read more »
NMAAM Receives $1 Million Donation From Amazon
January 14, 2021
“We are especially proud that Amazon’s partnership will mean more young people and students can access the museum and additional educational enrichment,” said David Bozeman, vice president, Amazon Transportation Services. “The intersection of the creative class of musicians with science and technology will continue to give all Nashvillians an amazing opportunity to learn and educate.” ... read more »
Dr. Martin Luther King’s Non-violent Approach to Justice is Still Alive and Well, Even During Times of Division
January 14, 2021
Dr. King prided himself on his nonviolent approach to justice, a most powerful tool during the Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
 
Bruins retiring jersey of NHL barrier breaker Willie O’Ree
January 14, 2021
More than 60 years after he broke the NHL’s color barrier, Willie O’Ree will soon add another milestone to his career. ... read more »
Make It Plain Townhall Addresses Concerns of the Black Community
January 14, 2021
The Black Coalition Against COVID-19 tackles some of the pressing issues concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines. ... read more »
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Everlasting Legacy for Peace in the Face of Racism and Violence
January 14, 2021
“Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace.  But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer the choice between violence and nonviolence in this world, it’s non-violence or nonexistence—that is where we are today.” - Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968. ... read more »
TEACHABLE MOMENTS REGARDING THE NATION’S CULTURE: IS IT TIME FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS TO HELP PLACE GENUINE EQUALITY FRONT AND CENTER IN OUR NATIONAL DISCOURSE?
January 14, 2021
January 6th, 2021 was intended to be a day of ceremonial ritual that underscored the strength of our democracy, and the commitment we as a nation have to a set of principles, values, and ideals that anchor our embrace of the constitution of the United States. Students in universities and colleges, in K-12 institutions, and even mature adults could treat it as a civics lesson, for there were many teachable moments in this season of election politics. ... read more »
U.S. President Trump Faces the Process of Impeachment for the Second Time
January 13, 2021
Donald Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. Under the charge of “incitement of insurrection,” Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, set the tone for the moves affecting the current of Head of State. Among other discrepancies, the call-to-action is being fueled by the escalated uprising that took place on Capitol Hill. ... read more »
Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge
January 13, 2021
President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. ... read more »
Impeachment Shame for Donald Trump – Presidency Concludes on Lowest Note in History
January 13, 2021
It also marked the first time that a president was impeached twice – in Trump’s case, it is the second consecutive January that House members agreed to the strongest rebuke it could provide a sitting president. Trump was impeached in 2020 for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. This time, Congress nailed him for “incitement of insurrection,” a shameful charge – probably the most dishonorable of any president. The Senate must now host a trial and decide whether to remove Trump, who has just one week remaining in his term. ... read more »
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