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Trump to Freshmen Congresswomen: ‘Go Back to Your Country’
July 18, 2019
Earlier this week, one of Twitter’s most provocative and problematic users, the president himself, lashed out in tweets directed towards freshmen Democratic House members Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts — all women of color. Last week, the four congresswomen were involved in a group of Democrats who were condemning the conditions at the border detention facilities in the U.S. A week later, the president attacked. ... read more »
Rideshare Workers Urge Legislation Maintaining Flexibility Along with Fair Labor Practices
July 18, 2019
The discussion at the press conference was focused on the recent Dynamex legislation that participants say, puts a limit on how contractors can govern their work day. ... read more »
WATCH: Reps. Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Omar, Respond to President Trump’s Racist Tweets
July 16, 2019
A day after a tweet by President Donald Trump called on “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen” to “go back” to their “broken and crime infested” countries, the four representatives who are believed to be the target of his attack are speaking out. ... read more / watch video »
Being Black and Republican in the Era of Trump Presents Real Challenges
July 12, 2019
“I had to reevaluate my views and why I was with a [Democratic] party that did not support me. While I have always been conservative, I was told as a black woman I must be a Democrat. I attempted to become a Republican several times, but the Board of Election kept keeping me as a Democrat. I finally became a Republican in 2019,” said Shekinah Monee of Perfect Vision PR Company. ... read more »
Harris, Ocasio-Cortez Introduce Bill to Provide People with Criminal Records A Fair Chance at Housing
July 11, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) on Wednesday introduced the Fair Chance at Housing Act of 2019, legislation to remove barriers to obtaining federal housing assistance for individuals with criminal records and their families. The proposal is a comprehensive reform of the eviction and screening policies so individuals with a criminal history have a fair chance at housing assistance. ... read more »
Cincinnati ‘Ready to Explode’ if Judge Goes to Jail Former Judge Fears “Being another Sandra Bland”
July 11, 2019
Former Cincinnati State Sen. Eric Kearney told a group of Black Press of America publishers that he’s concerned that the prosecution and conviction of Judge Tracie Hunter and her impending six-month jail sentence set to begin on July 22, will rekindle the same intense racial division that led to race riots less than 20 years ago. ... read more »
Why Dem. Senators Richard Pan and Steven Glazer Are Holding Out Their Votes on Ethnic Studies Bill
July 11, 2019
In April 1992, violent riots broke out in Los Angeles after an almost all-White jury (one juror later “came out” as biracial 10 years later) handed down a not guilty verdict in the case of Rodney King, ... read more »
With the Passage of the CROWN Act, Sen. Holly Mitchell Paves the Way for Natural Hair Acceptance
July 11, 2019
African Americans have long been punished for appearing in professional or academic settings while wearing their natural hair. In 2010, a Black woman in Alabama refused to cut her dreadlocks, and a job offer disappeared. Last December, a video of a Black high school wrestler who was forced get his dreadlocks cut off before a match, went viral. Not long ago, a Google search for “unprofessional hair” returned results mostly featuring Black women wearing their natural curls or braids. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 10, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 10, 2019
On this day, July 10, 2000, Togo West Jr. served his final day as United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Tampering with Census Participation Would be a Crime Under New Law
July 9, 2019
In Response to Efforts to Discourage Census Participation, California Moves to Protect the Census Count Before 2020 Sacramento, CA – As the Trump Administration actively works to intimidate millions from participating in the 2020 census, ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 9, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 9, 2019
On this day, July 9, 1964, Will Mercer Cook started his term as the United States Ambassador to Senegal. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 4, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 4, 2019
On this day, July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed while individuals of African descent remained enslaved. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Death toll from clashes at Sudan rallies climbs to 11
July 4, 2019
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — At least 11 people were killed in clashes with Sudan’s security forces during mass demonstrations demanding a transition to civilian rule, Sudanese activists said Monday. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Confirms Denise M. Verret as Zoo Director of the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
July 4, 2019
Los Angeles City Council confirmed today the Mayor’s nomination of Denise M. Verret to serve as the new Zoo Director of the Los Angeles Zoo. Verret previously served as the Zoo’s interim Zoo Director while a nationwide search was conducted by the Mayor’s office, and she will assume her new role immediately. ... read more »
Sen. Bernie Sanders Delivers Keynote at Black Press Event, Labels Trump ‘Racist and Worst President in History’
July 4, 2019
One night, after many pundits said he acquitted himself well in the debate in Miami between himself and other 2020 Democratic Presidential hopefuls, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders arrived in Cincinnati to deliver the keynote address at the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Legacy Awards Dinner. ... read more »
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