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Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan
March 11, 2021
“Today, the Senate passed the American Rescue Plan bringing us one step closer to delivering much-needed relief,” President Biden said from the White House shortly after the measured passed along party lines. “When I took office, I promised help was on the way. Thanks to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and Senate Democrats, we’ve taken one more giant step forward in delivering on that promise. I hope the American Rescue Plan receives quick passage in the House so it can be sent to my desk to be signed,” the president continued. ... read more »
Where We Go from Here
February 18, 2021
So, for me, 2021 is about hope and about working for a better life for all and a better nation together as we rise from the terrible test that 2020 has been. It is about recommitting to one another and to good works to help our brothers and sisters in need. And even before we voted for inclusion, we were already making good trouble. White, Black and Brown nationwide took to the streets this past spring and summer to ask our nation — to demand of our nation — that we address the systematic racism that has plagued this country since its founding. That has torn the very fabric of our country and created so much pain and loss. With one voice, all were saying: ‘Please, at long last, fix this.’” — Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW ... read more »
Disenfranchised and Marginalized Communities See Hope with Biden, Harris
February 11, 2021
On his first day, just hours after taking the oath of office, President Biden signed a host of executive orders – one of them aimed at ensuring racial equity. “It is, therefore, the policy of my administration that the federal government should pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality” President Biden proclaimed. ... read more »
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Words of the Week – One Nation Under God
February 10, 2021
Scripture: Deuteronomy 17:14-20 America has a great deal of work to do to bring these words from our Pledge of Allegiance to fruition: “…one Nation under God, ... read more »
Is Removing Confederate Monuments, Changing Sports Teams Names Just A Distraction?
January 21, 2021
Protests and unrest in 2020 sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, shined an even brighter spotlight on police brutality against African Americans.  ... read more »
Biden Administration to Appoint Kristen Clarke to Key Civil Rights Post
January 21, 2021
Clarke’s appointment adds even more diversity to an incoming administration that has kept its campaign promise to ensure that top staff and cabinet members reflect all of America. “Our first-rate nominees to lead the Justice Department are eminently qualified, embody character and judgment that is beyond reproach, and have devoted their careers to serving the American people with honor and integrity,” Biden said in a statement. ... read more »
Biden Announces Key Staff Appointments
November 26, 2020
In a news release, Biden’s campaign officials noted that “these diverse, experienced, and talented individuals demonstrate President-elect Biden’s commitment to building an administration that looks like America.” The campaign noted further that each has deep government expertise and will be ready to help the president-elect deliver results for working families on day one. ... read more »
Biden-Harris Administration Tasked with Dismantling America’s History of Hate
November 26, 2020
Even now, Trump and his campaign have specifically sought to have officials toss out all votes cast in heavily African American populated cities like Atlanta, Detroit, and Milwaukee. It is a tactic used since, during, and after Reconstruction: disenfranchise Blacks and the poor. ... read more »
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Kamala Harris—A Vice President, An American Symbol
November 26, 2020
Harris has set a record of firsts in her career with integrity, grace and passion. ... read more »
Kamala Harris’s Victory Speech
November 26, 2020
Good evening! Good evening. Good evening. Good evening. Thank you, thank you. Good evening. So, thank you, good evening. So, Congressman John Lewis, Congressman John Lewis before his passing wrote "Democracy is not a state, it is an act." And what he meant was that America's democracy is not guaranteed. ... read more »
A White House That Once Again Calls on Our Better Angels
November 12, 2020
With these words, the president-elect, Joe Biden, set a new tone and a new mood in Washington. No longer will the bully pulpit of the White House be used to spew lies and insults or to fan division and hatred. The White House will once again call on the “better angels” of Americans and not our “darkest impulses.” ... read more »
My Plan to Lift Every Voice in Black America
October 22, 2020
President Trump wants to paper over the living wound of racism. He’s issued Executive Orders and established a new national commission designed to whitewash our history—and deny the daily reality of being Black in America. He actively appeals to white supremacists and fans the flames of hatred and division in our country, because he thinks it benefits him politically. He ignores the most basic job of every president: the duty to care for all of us, not just those who voted for him. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window-A Change is Gonna Come
September 24, 2020
In 1963, just two years after I was born, Sam Cooke sang a song called a “Change is gonna come.”  It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die ‘cause I don’t know what’s up there beyond the sky…there been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long, but now I think I’m able to carry on.  It’s been a long, time coming, but I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will. ... 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 »
Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson Honored with NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award
September 17, 2020
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi), who began his grassroots political activism being a civil rights champion through the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) while a student at Tougaloo College, will receive the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2020 National Leadership Award. ... read more »
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