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Inglewood and Fontana Mayors Applaud Funds Allocation from RAISE Grant Program
August 25, 2022
Thanks to the Biden-Harris administration’s latest allocation of $2.2 billion from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program, eight grants — totaling more than $119 million -- were awarded by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to local governments, transit agencies and a tribal nation to help improve transportation in California. ... read more »
President Biden and Vice President Harris Endorse Karen Bass for Los Angeles Mayor
August 2, 2022
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris today endorsed Karen Bass for Los Angeles Mayor.  ... read more »
White House, Dems Furious Over Sen. Manchin’s Build Back Better Betrayal
December 23, 2021
Black Press photojournalist and social media maven Anthony Tilman assessed the death of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislation this way:  “[Fifty] Republicans in the Senate don’t care about children in their own communities and want them to remain in poverty, and yet they still get re-elected. That’s the sad truth.”  ... read more »
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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 »
Enrollment Increases for HBCUs
August 26, 2021
Some observers believe the calls for racial justice after the murder of George Floyd and the global awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement have contributed mightily to the rise in enrollment at HBCUs. ... read more »
Vice President Harris surprises local firefighters on Independence Day
July 6, 2021
Sunday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day, the Los Angeles Sentinel was invited by the office of Vice President Kamala Harris to cover her visit in with local front line workers. ... read more »
Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare
June 24, 2021
The court ruled 7-2, with Justice Stephen Breyer writing for the majority, striking down a lower court ruling, saying the plaintiffs — Texas and 17 other GOP-led states — did not have the standing to sue. “We conclude that the plaintiffs in this suit failed to show a concrete, particularized injury fairly traceable to the defendants’ conduct in enforcing the specific statutory provision they attack as unconstitutional,” Justice Stephen Breyer wrote.  ... read more »
  Labor Secretary Tells Black Press America Must Be Intentional About Employment Equity
May 28, 2021
The administration wants to level the playing field, which would allow those in communities of color to obtain good-paying jobs, ascend to the middle class, and be rewarded when it comes time for promotions and other opportunities to advance. “I think we are seeing 500,000 jobs per month added to the economy on average over the last three months, and we saw some positive signs in the hospitality industry this month,” explained U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. ... read more »
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New Obamacare Enrollment Nets 1 Million Sign Ups
May 27, 2021
“Since it became law more than a decade ago, the Affordable Care Act has been a lifeline for millions of Americans. The pandemic has demonstrated how badly it is needed and how critical it is that we continue to improve upon it,” President Biden stated. ... read more »
Congress Members Urge Vaccination During Black Press Week 
March 26, 2021
“Protect your children and your grandchildren, protect those who you come in contact with,” Congressman Clyburn stated during the annual National Newspaper Publishers Association Fund’s (NNPAF) Black Press Week. “Take the shot. It’s safe to do,” the congressman declared during an interview with Real Times Media President and CEO Hiram Jackson.  ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Expresses Strong Support for Shalanda Young as Director of the Office of Management and Budget
March 5, 2021
Congressional Black Caucus today expressed its wholehearted support for Shalanda Young as Director of the Office of Management and Budget.  If confirmed, Young would be the first African-American woman to lead the OMB, one of the most important federal government agencies. ... read more »
Race and Data Discrimination in America
February 18, 2021
We all know that African Americans have the largest increase in unemployment before — and even more after the beginning of — the pandemic. African American-owned businesses have had the greatest financial losses amidst COVID-19. The more unemployment in Black America, the more Equifax’s Work Number data is purchased by a wide range of financial status verifiers. But who is monitoring or challenging the accuracy of the Equifax Work Number data especially when it is about African Americans? ... read more »
What A Difference A Day Makes
February 18, 2021
The symbolism was stunning, but it was far more critical that President Biden hit the ground running, and he did. He signed 17 executive orders, reversing some of the most onerous declarations of his predecessor. He dissolved the 1776 Commission, an odious truth-erasing propaganda body charged with developing "patriotic education." Replete with lies, peppered with quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln, neither of whom would have cosigned the report, the previous administration had the utter audacity to release this madness on Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday holiday. One of the final slaps in the face from the deranged "leader." ... 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 »
Vice President Harris Leaves Historic Legacy in Senate
January 21, 2021
There is a growing consciousness around the character of political leadership in America. Although there has always been concern of who sits in the seat of power for this country, there is an additional keen sense developing around the nature of those who look to serve the people. Officials working as support to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, welcomed those with questions about her steps into a new era in American History. ... read more »
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