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White House offers Nicki Minaj call to answer vaccine Qs
September 17, 2021
The White House offered Wednesday to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration’s doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper’s erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral. ... read more »
Alarming CDC Memo Reveals Vaccinated Individuals Spread Delta Variant as Much as the Unvaccinated
August 5, 2021
The virus is once again surging across the US — especially in areas where fewer people are “The number of cases we have now is higher than any number we had on any given day last summer,” Walensky told CNN. ... read more »
White House Butler William ‘Buddy’ Carter, Who Worked for 10 Presidents, Retires
June 10, 2021
On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, William 'Buddy' Carter, a White House Butler who has worked during the administrations of ten Presidents, retired. Buddy Carter worked at The White House and at nearby Blair House for over 47 years. ... read more »
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NNPA EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Val Demings Will Run for Senate
May 20, 2021
Electing a Black woman to the U.S. Senate this cycle is a top organizational priority, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, the co-founders of The Collective PAC, proclaimed on Tuesday, May 18. “We are proud to stand with [Congresswoman] Val Demings (D-Fla.),” the couple, who represent the PAC, stated. ... read more »
Black Woman, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Developed the Scientific Approach to the Coronavirus Vaccine
December 24, 2020
“The very vaccine that’s one of the two that has absolutely exquisite levels – 94 to 95 percent efficacy against clinical disease and almost 100 percent efficacy against serious disease that are shown to be clearly safe – that vaccine was actually developed in my institute’s vaccine research center by a team of scientists led by Dr. Barney Graham and his close colleague, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, or Kizzy Corbett,” Dr. Fauci stated. ... read more »
President-Elect Joe Biden Taps Former Ambassador Susan Rice for White House Domestic Council
December 17, 2020
The vision of inclusion continues to take shape in America. President-elect Joe Biden selects former ambassador of the Obama administration Susan Rice to lead the White House Domestic Policy Council. Biden’s “Build Back Better” mission is showcasing its effect, by rendering his future administration to focus on racial equity, healthcare, and the ever-present coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
State’s Top Doc Burke-Harris to Lead Advisory Team as African Americans Raise COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns
December 3, 2020
Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, three vaccine trials have yielded promising results, and the first round of Americans could begin to receive shots as early as mid-December. Last week, the California Department of Public Health announced that California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris will chair the state’s Community Vaccine Advisory Committee. The group Burke-Harris leads will help guide the state’s decision making about vaccine distribution. ... read more »
Senate Runoffs in Georgia Offer A Clear Choice
November 19, 2020
On Jan. 5, Georgia will hold a run-off election for both of its Senate seats. The races capture national attention because control of the Senate is at stake. If the two Democratic challengers, Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, both win, the Senate will be effectively split 50-50, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris breaking the tie. If one or both lose, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell will retain his ability to obstruct the incoming president. ... read more »
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Joe Biden Takes Firm Stand Against Police Murder of George Floyd
June 18, 2020
Between 2013 and 2019, police in the United States killed 7,666 people according to data provided by Mapping Police Violence, a research and advocacy group. The number of police killings in America disproportionately affects African Americans, who despite only making up 13 percent of the U.S. population, are two-and-a-half times as likely as whites to be killed by police. ... read more »
In Defense of Fair Investigative Journalism
October 31, 2019
A recent Daily Beast article written by Sil Lai Abrams is the latest example that in the age of social media, factchecking and accuracy are no longer criteria to getting a story published. ... read more »
Pat Harvey, Queen of Broadcast Journalism, Marks 30th Year of Reporting News in L.A.
October 31, 2019
Veteran television anchor reflects on memorable career and her love of giving back to the community ... read more »
Black News Channel (BNC) TV Launches in America
October 17, 2019
BNC, which officially launches at 6 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 has agreements with Charter Communications, Comcast and DISH TV. The network already has commitments for carriage in major African American hubs like Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Los Angeles. ... read more »
REPORT: Black Men Are Biggest Beneficiaries of the First Step Act
August 2, 2019
More than 1,000 individuals incarcerated in federal prisons were granted sentence reductions in the four months since the First Step Act was signed into law, according to the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC). ... read more »
That Little Girl Was Me: Kamala Harris Rises in the Polls After Stellar Debate
July 4, 2019
In the crowded competition of presidential democratic candidates, Kamala Harris has managed to rise to the number two spot after the recent two-night Democratic presidential debate. ... read more »
Juneteenth Reparations Hearing on H.R. 40 Puts Reparations Debate in National Spotlight
June 27, 2019
“These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don’t want to deal with,” said Dr. Julianne Malveaux, the former President of Bennett College. ... read more »
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