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Mississippi Senate Race May Be Defining Moment for Black Voters
November 22, 2018
Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remark to a colleague that “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row” puts the Magnolia State at center stage for Black voters in the 2018 mid-term elections. ... read more »
NBC Cancels Megyn Kelly’s Show After Blackface Controversy
October 29, 2018
Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News Channel personality who made a rocky transition to softer news at NBC, was fired from her morning show Friday after triggering a furor by suggesting it was OK for White people to wear blackface at Halloween. ... read more »
Jim Clyburn for Speaker of the House
September 27, 2018
The mission of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), representing the Black Press of America, is to report the news and to be an advocate for freedom, justice and equality for Black America and for all others who stand in opposition to racism and economic inequality and cry out for a better quality of life. ... read more »
Kavanaugh’s Civil Rights Views Studied Ahead of Confirmation
September 6, 2018
It was an issue of great interest to his boss, President George W. Bush who favored race-neutral admissions. Staff prepared a response anticipating the practice would be struck down, saying, "We must be ever mindful not to use means that create another wrong and thus perpetuate our divisions'' in the pursuit of diversity. ... read more »
Black Wealth Still Plummeting, CRL Tells Lawmakers
August 31, 2018
For years, and particularly in recent months, major news outlets have heralded the nation’s robust economic recovery. From rising corporate profits, to lower unemployment, or rising stock prices on Wall Street, many consumers might conclude that financial stability not only returned after the Great Recession but continues to climb. ... read more »
Warren: Criminal justice System ‘Racist’…’Front to Back’
August 9, 2018
While speaking at a historically black college, the Massachusetts senator identified some of the system's failures: disproportionate arrests of African Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their sentences are complete. ... read more »
Join the Museum of African American Art Los Angeles for a special tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
May 17, 2018
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), located on the Washington Mall is a Smithsonian Institution museum opened and dedicated in 2016, by President Barrack Obama. ... read more »
Criminal Justice Reform: Rep. Danny Davis’ New Bill Pushes Back on Money Bail
January 25, 2018
On January 18, Davis introduced the Bail Fairness Act of 2018 to alleviate some of the burdens associated with the cash bail system. ... read more »
Hill lawmakers seek end to triple-digit interest on payday and car-title loans
October 5, 2017
Signers of the correspondence include civil rights organizations, labor, consumer advocates, and research institutes. ... read more »
Lawmakers, civil rights leaders challenge DeVos on student loan enforcement
September 21, 2017
More than 40 national organizations joined in noting DOE’s apparent failure to embrace its duties in civil rights when it comes to higher education. ... read more »
Equifax data breach leaves at least 143 million Consumers Credit at risk
September 13, 2017
Congresswoman Waters prefers a legislative approach – one that will ensure this type of financial disaster from happening again. ... read more »
Trump Budget Promises Balance In Decade, Relies On Deep Cuts
May 24, 2017
Such cuts - which include "zeroing out" programs like community development block grants and heating aid to the poor ... read more »
The CBC Places Blacks in Power on Capitol Hill
January 4, 2017
In early December, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies led by Spencer Overton, released a devastating report on staff diversity in the United States Senate. ... read more »
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Calls for Probe of Government Advertising
May 5, 2016
Minority Publications Largely Ignored in Agency Spending ... read more »
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