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Prominent Physicians Speak to Black Media in ‘We Can Do This’ Vaccine Push
August 12, 2021
During a call with members of the African American media, health officials held a briefing to discuss vaccinations and the “We Can Do This” campaign. “The delta variant has become a major factor in what we’re dealing with. It’s almost a new pandemic,” said Dr. Cameron Webb, the senior policy advisor for Equity on the White House COVID-19 Response Team. ... read more »
NAACP President Discusses Biden Administration Appointees and the Impact of COVID Black Americans
June 3, 2021
The NAACP's mission is that everyone receives the facts they need to make the best decisions for their families and communities while the fight against the pandemic goes forward, said NAACP president Derrick Johnson. Johnson appeared for a live interview with the National Newspaper Publishers Association's morning news program, "Let It Be Known." ... read more »
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 »
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NAACP Launches ‘COVID. KNOW MORE’
May 20, 2021
The NAACP has commissioned proprietary research, which will be featured and updated bi-monthly, taking a consistent pulse of Black America’s status and progress as we collectively progress toward full recovery. African Americans surveyed have expressed ongoing concerns about the vaccines, the rise of COVID-19 variants, public adherence to guidelines, jobs availability, safely returning to work and other factors affecting their daily lives. The key learnings from this exclusive polling will serve to fill in the information gaps, and further strengthen our communities as they build back given the expressed need for reliable updates on the factors impacting their daily lives over the coming year. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: The Legacy of Family History
February 18, 2021
I have had a love for history for as long as I can remember. I often wonder why I did not make it my major in college. Family history is interesting to me, especially due to the complexity of my heritage. My mother’s family is from Germany and my father is from Texas. ... read more »
Words of the Week: American Tribalism – The Labyrinth
February 17, 2021
When King Minos imprisoned Daedalus and Icarus in the labyrinth, it was impossible to escape by foot, and the sea was guarded. Daedalus was the master craftsman, ... read more »
Black Clergy Leader, Rev. Dr. Sylvester Beaman, Delivers Historic Inaugural Benediction
January 28, 2021
“We need a president who is after the heart of God,” Rev. Dr. Sylvester Beaman, of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington, Delaware, told NBC News. “In these terrible times, if anybody can bring healing and reconciliation to a divided country, if we give him room to work, Joe Biden can be that person,” Rev. Beaman continued. ... 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 »
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OneTen, a Coalition of Major Corporations, Vows to Hire 1 Million African Americans in High-Paying Jobs
December 25, 2020
"This is a moment in time for Americans to move past our divisions to come together and reach our full potential as a nation," Ken Frazier, the chairman and CEO of Merck and a OneTen founder stated. "Our country's workforce of the future will be an increasingly diverse one," Frazier proclaimed. ... 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 »
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 »
Mayor Eric Garcetti launches Racial Equity & Newly Empowered Workplaces (RENEW) Task Force
October 5, 2020
Monday, October 5th, the City of Los Angeles received notification of the Racial Equity & Newly Empowered Workplaces (RENEW) Task Force launch; it looks to expand the reconstruction of diversity within the workforce and private sectors. ... read more »
OP-ED: Black Americans and COVID-19 Clinical Trials
September 10, 2020
Black Americans have to be involved at all levels of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot afford to be silent, detached, denied, or prevented from being at the decision-making tables in terms of COVID-19 public health policies, research, clinical trials, remedies, and vaccine development. Our lives and future are at stake. ... read more »
Report: COVID-19 Now is The Third Leading Cause of Death Among Black People
September 3, 2020
“In 2020, more Black Americans will die of COVID-19 than will succumb to diabetes, strokes, accidents, or pneumonia. In fact, COVID-19 is currently the third leading cause of death for African Americans,” concluded Trevon Logan, professor of economics at the Ohio State University and Bradley L. Hardy of the American University in Northwest, Washington D.C. Logan and Hardy are co-authors of a new report from the Brookings Institution, “The Hamilton Project, Racial Economic Inequality Amid the COVID-19 Crisis.” ... read more »
Black Riders Matter
August 27, 2020
A court in California just issued a temporary “stay” on restricting rideshare operations in the state over the independent contractor issue. The court ruling should be made permanent while civil rights and business leaders work together to undo the unjust and unfair rideshare regulations that may negatively impact millions of people throughout America. ... read more »
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