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Congresswoman Waters Invites Owners of the Serving Spoon as Virtual Guests to Presidential Address
April 29, 2021
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced Angela and J.C. Johnson, owners of the Serving Spoon, as her guests to the Presidential Address to the Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The Serving Spoon is an Inglewood community staple. ... read more »
Congressman Alcee Hastings Dies after Long Cancer Battle
April 8, 2021
“I am deeply saddened by the untimely passing of my friend and colleague, Rep. Hastings of Florida,” Texas Democratic Congressman Al Green wrote in an email to the Black Press and posted to Twitter. ... read more »
Momentum builds in State Capitols and in DC to rein in predatory payday lending
March 18, 2021
At the federal level, lawmakers are expected to re-introduce a payday lending bill that would give both consumers and military veterans the same 36% rate protection as the Military Lending Act (MLA). Named the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act, the measure is hoped to secure the same broad and bipartisan support that MLA received.   ... read more »
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Congressional Black Caucus Expresses Strong Support for Shalanda Young as Director of the Office of Management and Budget
March 5, 2021
Congressional Black Caucus today expressed its wholehearted support for Shalanda Young as Director of the Office of Management and Budget.  If confirmed, Young would be the first African-American woman to lead the OMB, one of the most important federal government agencies. ... read more »
Louisiana Trooper Suspended Over Violent Death of Shackled Man
March 3, 2021
This week, authorities announced they had suspended Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Kory York, and acknowledged that Ronald Greene, who was shackled, handcuffed and dragged, “was mistreated.” The admission came after Greene’s family viewed graphic body camera footage of the arrest that included York using a barrage of expletives as he detained the Black motorist. York and other troopers were seen on the video choking and beating Greene. ... read more »
Dem’s Lawsuit Accuses Trump of Inciting Deadly Capitol Riot
February 18, 2021
The House Homeland Security chairman accused Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit Tuesday of inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and conspiring with his lawyer and extremist groups to try to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the presidential election he lost to Joe Biden. ... read more »
California Nurses Urges Congress to Pass Biden’s American Rescue Plan
February 4, 2021
Members of the California Nurses Association (CNA) and National Nurses United (NNU) organized an online briefing for the California Congressional Delegation, with hopes that congress steps up to meets the needs of healthcare workers during the highest recorded surge of Covid-19 cases. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, American Petroleum Institute Welcome New Fellow Cody West
December 25, 2020
West, a graduate of Texas State University and the University of Houston, earned a two-year fellowship from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and American Petroleum Institute (API) as an Energy Policy Fellow. ... read more »
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Biden picks Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense
December 10, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden will nominate retired four-star Army general Lloyd J. Austin to be secretary of defense, according to four people familiar with the decision. If confirmed by the Senate, Austin would be the first Black leader of the Pentagon. ... read more »
Biden-Harris Administration Commits to Ensure Government Spending with Black and Minority-Owned Media Businesses
December 3, 2020
President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration plans to support legislation offered by District of Columbia Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton that would ensure federal agencies advertise with minority-owned businesses, including the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). ... read more »
Congresswoman Waters wins reelection to U.S. House in California’s 43rd Congressional District
November 4, 2020
Known to many as “One of the most powerful women in American politics today,” Congresswoman Maxine waters continues to look for ways to represent the men, women, and children of underrepresented communities on a national level in the 2020 elections . ... read more »
Federal Judge Halts Trump’s Rule That Would Prevent 700K From Receiving Food Stamps During Pandemic
October 29, 2020
If the 2020 election’s importance wasn’t apparent to those casting ballots, a federal judge’s decision on Sunday might have underscored the urgency. In a decision that had far-reaching consequences during a deadly pandemic that’s cost more than 219,000 Americans their lives, the court ruled on Oct. 19 against President Donald Trump’s order to strip food stamps from nearly 700,000 people. ... read more »
Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Receives NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award
September 17, 2020
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) has introduced several bills, including the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act, H.R. 71, the Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2015, and H.R. 4660, an Amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015 affirming the authority of the Attorney General to reduce prison overcrowding by developing and implementing lawful policies relating to requests for executive clemency from deserving petitioners. ... read more »
L.A. Joins Lawsuit to Block Census Bureau from Changing Response Deadline
August 20, 2020
City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that Los Angeles has joined other cities and national organizations in filing a lawsuit to block the shortening of the U.S. Census response deadline, now set for the end of September. ... read more »
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Visits Martin Luther King Jr., Testing Center to Provide Safety Kits for the Community
August 13, 2020
MLK Community Hospital continues to ensure the community has what it needs to fight COVID-19. ... read more »
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