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FACT SHEET: The Biden Administration to Begin Distributing At-Home, Rapid COVID-19 Tests to Americans for Free
January 14, 2022
Testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public health experts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that Americans use at-home tests if they begin to have symptoms, at least five days after coming in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, or are gathering indoors with a group of people who are at risk of severe disease or unvaccinated. ... read more »
Harris unveils plan for electric vehicle charging network
December 13, 2021
The Biden administration released an ambitious federal strategy Monday to build 500,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across the country and bring down the cost of electric cars with the goal of transforming the U.S. auto industry. ... read more »
Despite Misinformation and Distractions, Biden-Harris Accomplishing Black Agenda
October 21, 2021
During and exclusive interview with the National Newspaper Publishers Association, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Cedric Richmond, says that the deliberate misinformation published by news outlets and posted on social media is meant to undermine the President and Democrats. Notably, the dubious accounts aim to suppress the Black vote further, Richmond declared. ... read more »
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COVID’s effects worsen America’s racial wealth gap: Blacks own 22 cents for every dollar held by whites Closing gaps would create 1.7 million jobs, add $300-450 billion to the economy
September 30, 2021
As the global pandemic continues to take lives and infect multiple generations, virtually every dimension of life is challenged. And people with the fewest financial resources before COVID-19 are being challenged more than ever before.   It is both a challenge and an opportunity for leadership in the Biden Administration, Congress, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with the private sector address to effect policies and practices that reverse the nation’s still-growing racial wealth gap. Tried and true wealth-building tools like targeted homeownership and expanded small business investments together would bring sustainable and meaningful changes to those who historically have been financially marginalized.  ... read more »
Waters Condemns United States Border Patrol Treatment of Haitian Migrants
September 21, 2021
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement condemning the United States Border Patrol’s treatment of Haitian migrants. ... read more »
Waters and Pelosi: Investing in the Future of South Los Angeles
August 16, 2021
Congresswoman Maxine Waters joined Speaker of House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on August 12 to discuss the advancement of the Child Tax Credit implemented this year. ... read more »
WATCH: Rep. Maxine Waters on the Expansion of the Child Tax Credit
August 12, 2021
"I'm jumping with joy!"Rep. Maxine Waters celebrates the expansion of the child tax credit. ... read more / watch video »
Biden’s Virtual Climate Summit: Diplomacy Sans Human Touch
April 20, 2021
President Joe Biden, a most hands-on politician, this week will host a major climate summit with dozens of world leaders — all of them stuck on Zoom. ... read more »
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US to Withdraw all Troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11
April 14, 2021
President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said Tuesday. ... read more »
API Lays Out Initiatives, Including Partnerships with Communities of Color
April 1, 2021
“In fact, API has had a program for over a decade, which brings a minority and underrepresented communities together to talk about, jobs and initiatives within the oil and gas sector,” API President and CEO Mike Sommers said during a news conference on Thursday, March 25. “It’s an important priority of both the API board of directors and the API team in Washington. We’ll continue to grow those alliances over time because we know, based on the studies that we have done in this space, we expect that 50 percent of the jobs in oil and gas in the next 20 years are going to be filled by women and minorities.” ... read more »
California State Governor Gavin Newsom Visits Kendren Hospital
February 18, 2021
California State Governor Gavin Newsom visited the vaccine distribution center found at the Kendren Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. Observing their protocols, the governor highlighted its success and stated that there should be hundreds more replicated, but in the current vulnerability of the state, every county is facing a different saturation of challenges that Newsom is looking to face head on. ... read more »
California Nurses Urges Congress to Pass Biden’s American Rescue Plan
February 4, 2021
Members of the California Nurses Association (CNA) and National Nurses United (NNU) organized an online briefing for the California Congressional Delegation, with hopes that congress steps up to meets the needs of healthcare workers during the highest recorded surge of Covid-19 cases. ... read more »
Trump’s Justice Department Once Again Protects The Powerful At The Expense Of The Powerless
January 7, 2021
The decision not to charge the officers who shot and killed a Black child on sight encapsulates everything that is wrong with the Department of Justice under the current administration. Once again, it has protected the powerful at the expense of the powerless. Once again, it has failed to seek justice for a Black life. ... read more »
MLK HOSPITAL PUSHED TO THE LIMITS
January 7, 2021
It has been a little over five years since Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital re-opened its facilities along the 105 freeway, on Willowbrook Blvd. Over those few short years, the hospital’s campus and staff have grown immensely. ... read more »
Biden-Harris Administration Commits to Ensure Government Spending with Black and Minority-Owned Media Businesses
December 3, 2020
President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration plans to support legislation offered by District of Columbia Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton that would ensure federal agencies advertise with minority-owned businesses, including the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). ... read more »
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