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Natacha Buchanan Applauds ONG Industry’s Outreach to Minorities
November 5, 2020
An analysis from the American Petroleum Institute (API) revealed a mostly positive outlook for African Americans and Hispanics in the oil and natural gas industry. The 2019 study noted that, with the right policies, African Americans and Hispanics could hold 166,000 of the new oil and natural gas jobs created by this year. That represents 31 percent of the projected 525,000 new job opportunities. ... read more »
Federal Judge Halts Trump’s Rule That Would Prevent 700K From Receiving Food Stamps During Pandemic
October 29, 2020
If the 2020 election’s importance wasn’t apparent to those casting ballots, a federal judge’s decision on Sunday might have underscored the urgency. In a decision that had far-reaching consequences during a deadly pandemic that’s cost more than 219,000 Americans their lives, the court ruled on Oct. 19 against President Donald Trump’s order to strip food stamps from nearly 700,000 people. ... read more »
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Voter Suppression Tactics and Long Lines Fail to Quell Resolve of Black Voters
October 29, 2020
“Indiana has some incredibly restrictive voter laws, and currently we only have one early voting site in all of Indianapolis,” stated Robert Shegog, CEO at the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper and Indiana Minority Business Magazine. “A few more will open Oct. 24, but significantly more are needed given the size of the city. However, it is very refreshing to see so many people voting early. This has been a trend in Indianapolis for over ten years now, and the numbers keep increasing,” Shegog noted. ... read more »
Nielsen’s 10th-Year African American Consumer Report Explores the Power of the Black Community from Moment to Movement
October 29, 2020
For 10 years, Nielsen has been dedicated to telling the story of the power of Black consumers and their diversity, long before the call for social justice sounded. According to “The Power of the Black Community – From Moment to Movement," the 10th annual report in Nielsen's Diverse Intelligence Series on African American consumers, Black influence on the economy and pop culture continues to drive not only significant moments in history, but drive change across industries and digital platforms.  ... read more »
The Future of Education is at stake in the 2020 Election
October 29, 2020
Karen Gross, a former college president who once served as a senior policy advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, told BlackPressUSA that the election's impact on education would be profound across the early childhood – adult education pipeline. ... read more »
‘Threat to Health Care and Civil Rights’ Judge Barrett Confirmed by GOP Senate
October 29, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative judge with a stated opposition to the Affordable Care Act and many Civil Rights laws, was confirmed on Monday, October 26, 2020, as the next Supreme Court Justice. ... read more »
Why the 2020 Vote Matters More than Ever to African Americans
October 29, 2020
“Some had to pay fees. Some were tested. Many people died for that right. It is too important for us not to vote, and if we want to have a democracy, we need to participate in it. We can’t hope that situations will change. We have to be active in helping candidates get elected who will create that change,” said Lex Scott, the president of the Black Lives Matter Utah Chapter. ... read more »
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As Clinical Trials Halt, U.S. COVID Cases Surge
October 22, 2020
The difficulty in producing a vaccine for the deadly virus comes as a new wave of COVID-19 infection has begun. Data provided by Johns Hopkins University in Maryland revealed that the U.S. surpassed 51,000 new daily cases on Oct. 13, marking the first time in over two months that the number exceeded 50,000. ... read more »
CDC Greenlights Evictions Despite Continued Pandemic
October 22, 2020
Landlords can resume eviction proceedings after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued clarifications to a previous executive order from President Donald Trump. A study conducted by Harvard University’s Department of Housing Studies revealed that half of Americans who rent are either severely rent-burdened or moderately rent-burdened. For African Americans and Hispanics, researchers at Harvard determined a triple pandemic for those communities. Black and Hispanic households were “much more likely to contract COVID-19, suffer lost income, and face housing insecurity as a result of the pandemic,” the researchers concluded. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Saturday October 17, 2020 – Brought to you by Black 365
October 17, 2020
Black Fact of the Day: Saturday October 17, 2020 – Brought to you by Black 365 Capital Savings Bank the first bank organized and operated by African Americans was founded in Washington, D.C., 1888 Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
NNPA President, Chavis, Launches New Public Broadcasting Show Chronicling Black Lives
October 16, 2020
Chavis, a student and disciple of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a member of the famous Wilmington 10 civil rights group, began his new show on Sunday, Oct. 4, featuring Major Neil Franklin, the executive director of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC). ... read more »
Congresswoman Waters, A Fearless Leader Fighting for Us All
October 15, 2020
For over 40 years, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D), who represents California’s 43rd Congressional District, has fought for marginalized groups and communities like African Americans, women, families and the poor. Now, less than 20 days away from the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, Waters, who is running for reelection, reminds us that there’s more work to be done and she’s putting on her boxing gloves and stepping into the ring to finish.  ... read more »
Report Reveals Alarming Amount of Systemic Police and Prosecutorial Misconduct
October 1, 2020
While researchers of a new report released on Tuesday, Sept. 15, said it’s hard to summarize the enormity of the harm Burge and his underlings inflicted their victims, and what Anderson did, they did piece together a critical and comprehensive study on tainted cases that have only underscored why Americans – particularly Black people – have lost trust in the police and prosecutors. ... read more »
Dr. Ladson-Billings Earns 2020 NNPA Leadership in Education Award
September 17, 2020
“We have COVID, we have anti-Black, we have the very tenuous economy and we have the climate catastrophe,” said Dr. Ladson-Billings. ... read more »
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