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Trayvon Martin’s Mom Sybrina Fulton, Announces Run for Office in Miami
May 19, 2019
MIAMI (AP) — A mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Martin has announced she is running for office in Miami. ... read more »
Cardi B tops BET Noms, Nipsey Hussle Up for 1
May 17, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination. ... read more »
Sen. Kamala Harris Gives Props to Black Press at 75th Anniversary of San Francisco Sun-Reporter
May 16, 2019
Amelia Ashley Ward, Publisher of the Sun Reporter stands with Sen. Kamala Harris and San Francisco Mayor London Breed at the 75th Anniversary of the Sun Reporter May 9, ... read more »
Rep. Karen Bass and Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Assist With Transition In Child Welfare Funding
May 15, 2019
  WASHINGTON –  Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, along with colleagues in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, ... read more »
Congressman Gregory W. Meeks Reintroduces Investor Choice Against Gun Proliferation Act
May 15, 2019
Washington, DC – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05) reintroduced the Investor Choice Against Gun Proliferation Act. In recent years, mass shootings have prompted many companies to sever ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA). ... read more »
Congressmember Bobby Scott and other Members Reintroduce Bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to Protect Pregnant Workers From Workplace Discrimination
May 15, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), John Katko (R-NY), Lucy McBath (D-GA), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and Bobby Scott (D-VA) reintroduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, ... read more »
Congresswoman Waters Leads Delegation to Haiti; Finds Both Inspiration and Evidence of Violence
May 15, 2019
WASHINGTON –Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) led a delegation to Haiti, which included actor, director and activist Danny Glover; journalist Margaret Prescod of Sojourner Truth Radio in Los Angeles; ... read more »
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Introduces Bill to Require Federal Agencies to Report on Advertising with Minority and Women-owned Media
May 15, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During National Small Business Week, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) t introduced a bill that requires federal agencies to include in their annual budget justifications the amount they spent on advertising contracts with small disadvantaged businesses and businesses owned by women and minorities in the previous fiscal year, ... read more »
WATCH: Nike “Not Backing Up What they are Preaching,” Olympian Alysia Montaño Says
May 15, 2019
Olympic runner Alysia Montaño is calling out organized sports and sponsors for allegedly discriminating against pregnant athletes. The seven-time USA champion famously competed in 2014 while eight months pregnant with her first child. ... read more / watch video »
ALERT: More Abortion Bans Advancing in South, Midwest
May 14, 2019
If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. ... read more »
Alabama Senate Passes Near-Total Ban on Abortion
May 14, 2019
Courtesy photo MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation’s most stringent abortion law to the state’s Republican governor. ... read more »
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