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New Report Examines the Startling Highs – and Lows – of Mental Health Treatement in America
November 17, 2022
Officials want to track changes in the prevalence of mental health issues and access to mental health care, understand how changes in national data reflect the impact of legislation and policies, and increase dialogue with and improve outcomes for individuals and families with mental health needs. ... read more »
Mayoral Candidates Debate Issues Confronting D.C.
September 29, 2022
With less than 50 days until Washington selects its next mayor, four candidates tackled education, crime and their overall plans for the next four years if elected. They challenged each other during a virtual debate on Monday sponsored by the District’s Office of Campaign Finance. ... read more »
Howard gets $2M grant to digitize Black newspaper archive
March 3, 2022
Howard University has received a $2 million donation to digitize a major collection of Black newspaper archives in hopes of making it more broadly available to researchers and the public. ... read more »
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President Biden Nominates Eight for U.S. Attorney Posts
August 5, 2021
The President said each “will be indispensable to upholding the rule of law as the top federal law enforcement officials for their district.” ... read more »
Senate Confirms Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson to Powerful DC Appellate Court
June 17, 2021
The U.S. Senate on Monday, June 14, confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. President Joe Biden nominated Judge Jackson to fill one of the vacancies on the District appellate court, considered one of the most powerful courts in the natio ... read more »
Black-owned Greeting Card Brand, Culture Greetings, Now Offers In-Store Pickup at Walgreens
November 19, 2020
“The launching of this new partnership and integration reflects a significant first for the Walgreens API team,” said Andrew Schweinfurth, Manager, Walgreens Developer Relations. “As we welcome Culture Greetings and founder Dr. Dionne Mahaffey, we acknowledge that she is the first African American female founder to join the platform.” ... read more »
New Coronavirus Vaccine Requires ‘Trust’ of African American Community
November 19, 2020
Researchers are urging more people of color to participate in clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, but participation numbers so far are low. ... read more »
Unemployed Californians With No Children Could Lose Food Stamps
January 23, 2020
Last week, the state of California joined 13 other states — as well as New York City and the District of Columbia — in a lawsuit filed against a new Trump Administration food stamp policy scheduled to take effect April 1. ... read more »
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Master of Comedy Dave Chappelle Receives ‘Mark Twain Prize for American Humor’
October 31, 2019
Gifted with a spirit of perseverance, determination and extreme creative intelligence, the award recognizes Chappelle as one of the world’s greatest humorists. ... read more »
Wells Fargo Announces $1 Billion Affordable Housing Commitment
August 29, 2019
The $1 billion pledge is part of a larger effort for the bank to overhaul its philanthropic strategy ... read more »
Time for CFPB to ‘Do the Right Thing’: Enact Payday Loan Rules
August 22, 2019
For most people, life feels better when there is something to look forward to. Whether looking forward to graduation, the arrival of a new baby, or retirement that affords a few years to just enjoy life – these kinds of things make going through challenging times somehow more manageable. ... read more »
Another 100 million consumers at Risk from Capital One Bank Data Breach
August 8, 2019
A second major disclosure of major consumer data breach was announced on July 29 by Capital One Bank. That same day, the FBI arrested a suspect was charged with stealing the personal information on March 22 and 23. The apparent focus of the financial theft was credit card applications filed with the bank between 2005-2019. ... read more »
Juneteenth Celebrates End of Slavery in the US
June 20, 2019
The celebration started with the freed slaves of Galveston, Texas. Although the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the South in 1863, it could not be enforced in many places until after the end of the Civil War in 1865. ... read more »
Prayers and Petitions Call for Payday Rule Enactment Clergy Pray in Protest at Trump Doral While 130-Member Coalition Petitions CFPB
April 12, 2019
Every year the payday lending industry convenes in an effort to further expand and preserve the combined $8 billion-dollars in fees generated each year by consumers caught in that and car-title loans. This year, 2019, also marks the second consecutive year, that the organization representing sellers of these debt-trap loans, the Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA), has held its event at the Trump National Doral resort in Miami. ... read more »
Congresswoman Norton Fighting for Black Press in New Congress  
March 7, 2019
“I’m [was] born and raised in this segregated city without any Home Rule rights and no equal rights when the city was segregated,” Norton said. “I’m a third generation Washingtonian and I’m the great, great granddaughter of a runaway slave, so motivation is built into my DNA.”   ... read more »
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