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Illinois Bloomington Illinois State University Police: Body in river was missing Illinois State student
September 23, 2021
A body discovered in a river nearly three weeks ago has been confirmed as a graduate student missing from Illinois State University, authorities said Thursday. ... read more »
Nonprofit Groups and Health Agencies Partner to Increase Vaccine Access
September 23, 2021
The campaign to increase vaccine access in minority communities has stepped up a notch as churches and community organizations join with agencies such as Kaiser Permanente and Watts Healthcare Foundation to inoculate more Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC). ... read more »
FALL READ: Anita Kopacz’s debut novel SHALLOW WATER was part of her deep ancestral healing
September 23, 2021
Hello fall, 2021 the long, hot summer is behind us and as we cast our eyes towards the fall, winter with a new year just 22 odd weeks away, the idea of moving forward swirls around our collective consciousness.  ... read more »
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Rep. Beatty Introduces Legislation to Establish National Rosa Parks Day
September 23, 2021
In coordination with Reps. Jim Cooper (TN-05) and Terri Sewell (AL-07), U.S. Congresswoman and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03) introduced legislation to establish Rosa Parks Day as a Federal Holiday. ... read more »
President Biden Calls for End to Systemic Racism During CBCF Conference
September 23, 2021
President Joe Biden applauded the work of the Congressional Black Caucus and called for ending systemic racism during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards ... read more »
Congressmember Karen Bass speaks on Haitian migrants & seeking asylum
September 21, 2021
Seeking asylum in this country is a legal process. What's happening is unconscionable. Border patrol agents on horseback whipping Black immigrants is reminiscent of the 1800s. ... read more »
Waters Condemns United States Border Patrol Treatment of Haitian Migrants
September 21, 2021
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement condemning the United States Border Patrol’s treatment of Haitian migrants. ... read more »
Waters Statement on the Passing of Archbishop Carl Bean
September 16, 2021
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement on the passing of Archbishop Carl Bean.  “Archbishop Carl Bean was not only a talented artist, devoted religious leader, and community organizer; he was my dear friend and an outstanding person. He was someone who worked every single day to make this world a better place. His role in awakening America to the AIDS pandemic cannot be overlooked or overstated. ... read more »
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First, she was a survivor: #MeToo’s Burke tells her story
September 16, 2021
That's what Tarana Burke was thinking _ indeed, hoping _ when she first found out the phrase ``MeToo'' was suddenly circulating online in October 2017, in the wake of shocking revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. ... read more »
Secretary Fudge, HUD convened African American officials to discuss the housing investments in President Biden’s Build Back Better plan
September 16, 2021
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge convened a virtual roundtable discussion with over 90 mayors, state legislators, county commissioners, and local municipal leaders on the housing investments and racial equity opportunities that would be created through President Biden’s Build Back Better plan. The mayors and state and local elected leaders make up the executive teams and memberships of the National League of Cities- National Black Caucus for Local Elected Officials, National Organization of Black County Officials, African American Mayors Association, and National Black Conference of State Legislators. ... read more »
Senator Cory Booker (D-NY), Environmental Justice Advocate, Proud to Receive NNPA Leadership Award
September 16, 2021
Sen. Booker, who served two terms as Newark mayor before his election to the Senate, will receive the 2021 National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) National Leadership Award for excellence and innovative leadership in Black America. Drs. James Hildreth and Ebony Hilton, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-Missouri), and Olympic record-setter Allyson Felix also will receive National Leadership Awards from the NNPA, the trade association of more than 230 African American-owned newspapers and media companies. ... read more »
NNPA Honors Dr. Ebony Hilton with National Leadership Award
September 16, 2021
From the onset of the global pandemic about 18 months ago, Dr. Ebony Hilton emerged as a leader and a powerful voice of reason.  Critical Care Anesthesiologist doctor at the University of Virginia and founder of GoodStock Consulting, LLC, Dr. Hilton has loudly denounced quick re-openings, anti-vaxxers, and reckless gatherings during the pandemic. ... read more »
Officials: Police in Elijah McClain hometown racially biased
September 15, 2021
A civil rights investigation that was launched  ...  — a Black man put into a chokehold during an encounter with suburban Denver police two years ago — found a deeply engrained culture of racially biased policing within the department, ... read more »
Biles: FBI turned ‘blind eye’ to reports of gymnasts’ abuse
September 15, 2021
Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women. ... read more »
SpaceX Set to Launch First All-Civilian Crew Into Space
September 15, 2021
Hawthorne-based SpaceX will look to make another bit of history today when it attempts to launch the first all-civilian crew into space -- a mission spearheaded by an entrepreneur who planned the three- day mission to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.    The flight, dubbed Inspiration4, will be led by Jared Isaacman, the founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments. Isaacman has said the trip would generate $200 million for St. Jude, with half of that amount coming from him personally and the rest generated by donations -- most of them from people hoping to win a seat inside the SpaceX Dragon capsule. ... read more »
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