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Kamala Harris Leads Tennessee Rally, Backs Ousted Lawmakers

Vice President Kamala Harris made a last-minute trip Friday, April 7, to Tennessee where she called for tougher firearm laws and criticized the Republican-controlled state House, which a day earlier expelled two Black Democratic lawmakers for their role in a protest calling for more gun control following a school shooting in Nashville.

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings Reintroduces Resolution Commemorating Jubilee Day, Honoring the Accomplishments of the Fisk Jubilee Singers

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) recently reintroduced a resolution Supporting the Goals and Ideals of Jubilee Day, honoring the accomplishments of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers and those who carry the tradition forward today. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Fisk University celebrates Jubilee Day annually on October 6th. Joining Hastings as original cosponsors include: Representatives Jim Cooper (D-TN), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Lucy McBath (D-GA) and Joyce Beatty (D-OH). (Please find attached a copy of the resolution):  “As an alumnus of Fisk University, I am proud to reintroduce this resolution to honor the contributions of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers,

Beyoncé Partners with in Announcing Four More Scholarships for Her Homecoming Scholars Award Program  

Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, announces a partnership with, the charitable arm of tech giant Google, to award four new scholarships as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program. The iconic performer also issues a challenge to other businesses to join in investing in excellence through education.