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Obama, Biden Honor Sen. Reid as Man ‘Who Got Things Done’
January 13, 2022
Former President Barack Obama paid tribute to the late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday as a man ``who got things done,'' as Democratic leaders spoke of Reid's impact on some of the most important legislation of the 21st century, from health care to Wall Street reform. ... read more »
A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand
January 13, 2022
I listened intently this morning as our 46th President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the nation from Statuary Hall observing the first anniversary of last year’s insurrection. I found myself reflecting upon the attack on Pearl Harbor that thrusted us into a world war against a tyrannical foreign power. ... read more »
California Governor Proposes Tax Cuts, Expanded Health Care
January 12, 2022
With state revenues at an all-time high, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a budget that would cut taxes while also promising to pay the health care expenses of all of the state's low-income adults who are living in the country illegally. ... read more »
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Statement of Congresswoman Maxine Waters Following Sentencing for the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
January 11, 2022
Today, justice prevailed when three men in Georgia were given a punishment of life in prison for killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed African American, in cold blood.  All three of Ahmaud's killers are white.  Two of the three involved have no possibility of parole.  I agree with the decision reached and the sentence imposed.   ... read more »
Councilman Rex Richardson Announces Campaign for Mayor of Long Beach
January 6, 2022
On Monday, January 3, 2022, Long Beach City Councilman Rex Richardson announced his bid to become the next Mayor of Long Beach. ... read more »
Voting Rights Battle Ahead in Early 2022
January 6, 2022
Advocates to protect the vote have been pushing Biden and Congress to move ahead affirmatively for months. ... read more »
Tribute – Service to Others Defined Career of Willard Murray
January 6, 2022
Being a public servant is not for everyone, but Willard Murray, Jr. embraced the role.  Throughout his career, he sought opportunities to help others and most importantly, uplift African Americans. ... read more »
Black Lawmakers to Sue to Block Michigan Redistricting Maps
January 4, 2022
Current and former Black state lawmakers in Detroit announced Monday a pending lawsuit to block Michigan's newly drawn congressional and legislative districts, contending they illegally dilute the voting strength of African Americans. ... read more »
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Former US Rep. Carrie Meek Remembered as Trailblazer
December 2, 2021
Politicians and public figures on Monday recalled Meek’s pioneering career, with many noting her devotion to working class families in her Miami district as well as her powerful oratory, in an outpouring of support after her death at 95 years old after a long illness. ... read more »
Marina Torres is Looking to be the Bridge Between the Law and the People; Running for City Attorney of Los Angeles
October 28, 2021
Looking to embody the duties of the City Attorney of Los Angeles is Marina Torres, by bringing her own experience as a first generation Latinx woman and a member of the community. ... read more »
Congress plans fixes for US military’s AWOL weapons problems
October 26, 2021
Congress is set to force America’s armed services to keep better track of their guns and explosives, imposing new rules in response to an Associated Press investigation that showed firearms stolen from U.S. bases have resurfaced in violent crimes. ... read more »
Lewes Beach Renamed to Honor Former Black Business Owner
October 19, 2021
An eastern Delaware town has voted to change the name of one of its Delaware Bay beaches in honor of a former Black business owner. ... read more »
Colin Powell has Died of COVID-19 Complications, Family Says
October 18, 2021
Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday. ... read more »
Black-Owned Businesses Look to the FDA to Protect Them
August 5, 2021
A year ago, in a quick fix reaction to the pandemic, the FDA released emergency guidance that lowered the standards for germ-fighting products like hand sanitizer in order to get more on the market. This led to an ongoing wave of hand sanitizers that both smell horrible and seem to do virtually nothing. Now, a year later, city streets are refilling, businesses are starting to operate at full capacity, and we have a more reliable supply of hand sanitizer. Yet, businesses are still providing questionable products, and we are even seeing reports of products with toxic carcinogens steadily pop up. ... read more »
Harris says voting bills honor ‘American hero’ John Lewis
July 18, 2021
Congress should honor the memory of the late civil rights activist and U.S. Rep. John Lewis by enacting laws to protect voting rights, Vice President Kamala Harris said in a statement Saturday on the one-year anniversary of his death. ... read more »
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