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Father, son charged with killing black man Ahmaud Arbery
May 7, 2020
Georgia authorities arrested a white father and son Thursday and charged them with murder in the February shooting death of a black man they had pursued in a truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood. ... read more »
UPDATE: Father and Son Bail Denied in Shooting Death of Ahmaud Arbery After Outcry
May 7, 2020
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — More than two months after a black man was fatally shot while running through a Georgia neighborhood, the white father and son arrested in the case were arraigned on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault Friday. ... read more »
Georgia prosecutor wants to bring shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery to grand jury: ‘This is murder’
May 7, 2020
A Georgia prosecutor said Tuesday that he wants a grand jury to decide if criminal charges are warranted in the death of a man shot after a pursuit by armed men who later told police they suspected him of being a burglar.  Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was killed Feb. 23 in a neighborhood outside the coastal port city of Brunswick. No one has been arrested or charged in the case, prompting an outcry from the local NAACP and others. Arbery was black and the men who chased him are white.  ... read more »
Joe Biden’s Plan for Empowering Black America
May 7, 2020
Biden said he plans to hold financial institutions accountable for discriminatory practices in the housing market, and he will restore the federal government’s power to enforce settlements against discriminatory lenders. Additionally, the plan calls for Biden to strengthen and expand the Community Reinvestment Act to ensure that the nation’s bank and non-bank financial services institutions are serving all communities. ... read more »
Rainbow PUSH Coalition hosts virtual town hall to address coronavirus’ effect on minority groups
May 7, 2020
The non-profit activist group Rainbow PUSH Coalition hosted a virtual town hall meeting Thursday in an attempt to call to action and respond to concerns brought on by the coronavirus. ... read more »
Artistic Likeness of Frederick Douglass Adds Ancestral Wit to COVID Awareness 
May 7, 2020
The Frederick Douglass Family Initiative (FDFI), an organization the social reformer and writer’s descendants founded to keep his legacy alive, commissioned the award-winning African American concept artist Nikkolas Smith to sketch a rendering depicting Frederick Douglass in a medical mask.   ... read more »
Ahmaud Arbery Family Demands Arrests 2 Months After Son Shot Dead
May 6, 2020
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The parents of a black man slain in a pursuit by two white men armed with guns called for immediate arrests Wednesday as they faced the prospect of waiting a month or longer before a Georgia grand jury could consider bringing charges. ... read more »
Sen. Kamala Harris Discusses Impact of COVID-19 On Black Community in Virtual Town Hall
April 30, 2020
On Monday, April 27, Biden for President held a virtual town hall where Senator Kamala Harris joined with other figureheads in the Black community to discuss the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. ... read more »
Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Working Diligently for Rights and Protection for Underrepresented Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 30, 2020
As the world continues to adjust to changes and trying times presented by COVID-19, economic shutdowns, and more, one organization is stepping up to fight for the Black community and those underrepresented. ... read more »
Why HBO Max Refuses to Answer Questions About Russell Simmons Documentary
April 23, 2020
Those who worked with Sher and Simmons said the two had a relationship that ended amicably. One person said Sher ‘would have whopped Russell’s ass if he tried to rape her.” ... read more »
State and Federal Elected Fight For COVID-19 Funds for Black Community
April 23, 2020
In a briefing with African American media on April 16, Karen Brown Wilson, executive director of California Black Media, brought together U.S. Congresswomen Karen Bass and Barbara Lee, Assemblymember Shirley Weber and Board of Equalization member Malia Cohen to outline the societal and budgetary concerns that they are advocating for on both the state and federal level. ... read more »
While Struggling Americans Await $1,200 Stimulus, Nation’s Wealthiest Reap Windfall
April 23, 2020
The $2.3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package includes a temporary tax change for individuals who make at least $1 million a year, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. The Joint Committee’s analysis shows 43,000 taxpayers in the highest income bracket, making more than $1 million a year, could save a combined $70 billion in taxes. Almost all benefits from the tax break go to people making more than $100,000 a year. ... read more »
AARP and NNPA Join Forces for Riveting Webinar on Saving Black Lives During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 23, 2020
“People are stressed and worried, not only about caring for themselves but protecting and caring for someone in the home or someone long distance,” Choula stated.  “It’s very important that there is increased conversation with nursing facilities through virtual visitation and phone calls, which is what AARP is advocating.”  ... read more »
Video: Rep. Adams’ Women’s Symposium on Maternal Health Breaks Attendance Record
April 17, 2020
The office of Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (D-NC) held its Fifth Annual Women’s Symposium today via Zoom. The event, titled "The Women’s Symposium on Black Maternal Health: The State of Black Maternal Health During COVID-19," had 794 participants via Zoom, more than any previous Women’s Symposium, and over 2,500 views on Facebook. The Symposium took place during Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17) and featured appearances from Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, as well as Black Maternal Health Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Lauren Underwood. ... read more »
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
April 16, 2020
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 24,424 confirmed cases and 821 deaths. ... read more »
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