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Leslie Hale Makes History as First African American Female CEO, Proving Business Isn’t a Man’s World
December 13, 2018
Recently, the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper spoke with Hale to discuss her new position and the changes she plans to implement within the company. ... read more »
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) sends letter to Gov. Brown to approve the Application for Commutation of Donald James Bohana
December 7, 2018
December 5, 2018 Via Federal Express Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Governor State of California, Office of Legal Affairs State Capitol 1303 10th Street Sacramento, CA 95814-4900   ... read more »
U.S. Senate’s Only Black Republican Blocks Tom Farr from Becoming a Federal Judge
December 6, 2018
"This week, a Department of Justice memo written under President George H.W. Bush was released that shed new light on Mr. Farr’s activities. This, in turn, created more concerns. Weighing these important factors, this afternoon I concluded that I could not support Mr. Farr’s nomination," said Scott.  ... read more »
Supreme Court Hears Important Civil Forfeiture Case
December 6, 2018
An analysis by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that while federal forfeitures totaled $93.7 million in 1986, this revenue grew by more than 4,600 percent – to $4.5 billion a year – by 2014. ... read more »
EXCLUSIVE: Camille Cosby Speaks to the Black Press About Hate Groups, Racism, History and Voting Rights
December 6, 2018
Following the murder of her only son, Ennis Cosby, more than 20 years ago in Los Angeles, Mrs. Cosby wrote an essay in which she spoke fiercely about America’s hate and racism. She blamed America for teaching her son’s killer, Mikail Markhasev, to hate black people because of the various and pervasive forms of racism in our society. ... read more »
Journalist Peter Bailey Embarks on ‘TheUnbreakable Virgin Islanders Tour’
December 6, 2018
“Unbreakable is the story of how we as a community gave each other light when nature and the rest of the world left us darkness,” Bailey said. ... read more »
White Officer Indicted For Murder in Killing of Black Man
December 6, 2018
Dallas County court records show that a White former Dallas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge for the killing of her Black unarmed neighbor when she mistakenly went to his apartment instead of her own and shot him. ... read more »
Sen. Kamala Harris Expected to Announce 2020 Intentions
December 6, 2018
“It’s about where we came from and where we’ve got to go,” Senator Harris told NNPA Newswire. “This is a pivotal moment. I think we all know when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. talked about the Dream, it wasn’t about being asleep,” Harris said. “It was about being awake.” ... read more »
Rep. Bass Elected New Chairperson of Congressional Black Caucus
December 6, 2018
Bass takes news position, advocates for the Black Press and strengthening ties with Africa ... read more »
Rep. Elijah Cummings Set to Become Powerful Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman in 2019
December 4, 2018
U.S. House of Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) WASHINGTON (AP) — When the word of the Lord came to Elijah, it arrived on a slip of paper tucked in a stranger’s bra. ... read more »
Senate Budget Chair Holly J. Mitchell Praises State Study Calling on More Help for Families in Poverty
December 3, 2018
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, released the following statement in response to the state Department of Social Services Task Force Report on Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty: ... read more »
WATCH: Rep. Bass On Steve King, Priorities For Next Congress
December 3, 2018
WASHINGTON – Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed Congressman Steve Knight’s most recent abhorrent comments directed at the Congressional Black Caucus and also laid out priorities for the 116th Congress. ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris Says She’ll Make a Decision if She’ll Run for President Over the Holidays
December 2, 2018
Senator Kamala Harris was asked  over the weekend if she was going to run for president at the” Know Your Value” conference in San Francisco. Her response,   ... read more »
Congressional Gold Medal Solidifies Tuskegee Airman Honor
November 30, 2018
Seven-plus years after her death at age 87 in June 2011, Ms. Conaway Stephens _ who served in the U.S. Army/Air Force from 1945-49  posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest distinguished civilian award, during a luncheon ceremony Saturday at the CHEER Community Center. ... read more »
Black Lawmaker Renews Call Against Texas Confederate Plaque
November 30, 2018
A Black Democratic lawmaker called on Texas to immediately remove a Confederate plaque in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War after the state's attorney general said Wednesday that a legislative vote isn't needed. ... read more »
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