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Gucci Creative Head Breaks Silence Over ‘Blackface’ Sweater
February 13, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Gucci’s creative director broke his silence Tuesday over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface, saying racism was never his intention. Alessandro Michele, ... read more »
Jussie Smollett Turns Over Phone Records, Says He Redacted Phone Files to Protect Privacy
February 13, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett on Tuesday said he redacted some information from his phone before giving it to Chicago police investigating a reported attack on the “Empire” actor in order to protect the privacy of contacts and people who are not relevant to the attack. ... read more »
WATCH: African Americans Barber Shop Talk : Nothing Funny about Blackface
February 13, 2019
Past uses of blackface as attempts to humor have clouded the political futures of two of Virginia’s top leaders, while angering many African Americans. Thomas Carter, ... read more »
Rep. Hank Johnson Introduces Bill Requiring US Supreme Court to Follow Code of Ethics
February 12, 2019
Congressman Hank Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) introduced the Supreme Court Ethics Act (H.R. 1057) requiring the Judicial Conference of the United States to create a code of ethical conduct for the Supreme Court of the United States. ... read more »
Congressman Andre Carson to Chair Intelligence Subcommittee on Counterterrorism
February 12, 2019
Congressman Carson courtesy photo WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Carson issued the following statement after he was named the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. ... read more »
WATCH: Rep. Val Demings Speaks Forcefully in Gun Violence Hearing
February 12, 2019
ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Val Demings, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, participated in a hearing on HR8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Blasts Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Giveaway to Predatory Payday Loan Sharks
February 12, 2019
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Washington, DC – In response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement that it is reconsidering its 2017 Payday, ... read more »
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings Leads Letter Urging Ban of Dog Meat Trade in the United Kingdom
February 12, 2019
Hastings with Chauntell Hawkins and Little Ricky, a rescue dog from Yulin, China that was saved from inhumane slaughter. “ Washington, DC – Congressman Alcee L. ... read more »
New Author Releases Memoir – Surviving Forty-three Consecutive Years in Prison
February 12, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA.  – Knowledge Power Books and Malik Bookstore will host a book signing event for first-time author Edward “Renee” Harden on Saturday, February 16, ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris, Stabenow, Peters, Lawrence Introduce Legislation to Award Aretha Franklin with Congressional Gold Medal
February 12, 2019
Aretha Franklin courtesy photo WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters, and Representative Brenda Lawrence (all D-MI) introduced bicameral legislation to posthumously award the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of her outstanding artistic and cultural contributions. ... read more »
WATCH: Congressmember Karen Bass Leads Passage of “Put Trafficking Victims First Act”
February 12, 2019
WASHINGTON – Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), lead the passage of the “Put Trafficking Victims First Act”, which ensures that survivors of human trafficking do not go unnoticed. ... read more »
WATCH: Kamala Harris Talks 2020 Presidential Run, Legalizing Marijuana, Criminal Justice Reform + More
February 12, 2019
Presidential candidate Kamala Harris stops by to explain why she decided to run for presidential office in 2020. The U.S. Attorney also touched on where she stands on marijuana legalization and the “nasty game” ... read more »
George Clooney Compares Meghan Markle Coverage to Princess Di
February 12, 2019
  LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney is frustrated by the way the media is treating Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, comparing it to how the media covered Princess Diana. ... read more »
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