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Israel bars US congresswomen – with a nudge from Trump
August 16, 2019
With a push from President Donald Trump, Israel on Thursday barred two Muslim-American congresswomen from entering the country for a visit, an extraordinary step bringing the longtime U.S. ally into Trump’s domestic fight against political rivals at home. ... 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 »
Cincinnati ‘Ready to Explode’ if Judge Goes to Jail Former Judge Fears “Being another Sandra Bland”
July 11, 2019
Former Cincinnati State Sen. Eric Kearney told a group of Black Press of America publishers that he’s concerned that the prosecution and conviction of Judge Tracie Hunter and her impending six-month jail sentence set to begin on July 22, will rekindle the same intense racial division that led to race riots less than 20 years ago. ... read more »
Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary
January 3, 2019
Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They’re vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections eliminated by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling and frequently highlight the necessity of counting every vote. ... read more »
Jordan Davis’ Mom Lucy McBath Wins Close Congressional Race
November 15, 2018
Underdog gun control advocate Lucy McBath won a Georgia House Seat against GOP incumbent Karen Handel. Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in last year’s special election. On Wednesday, November 8 midday, McBath declared victory in the very tight race. Handel did not concede until Thursday morning.  ... read more »
Former GOP Chair Steele Says He Knows Identity of Op-Ed Writer
September 7, 2018
In an NNPA Newswire exclusive, Steele said the damning New York Times op-ed by a senior Trump administration official was likely written by a team of the president’s trusted hierarchy and it’s a clear signal that America is now witnessing a White House in utter chaos. ... read more »
Andrew Gillum Wins Florida Primary, Could Become Florida’s First African American Governor
August 31, 2018
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum upset a crowded field of well-funded candidates in Florida's Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, a step away from becoming the state's first black governor. His surprise victory sets up a November showdown with Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, a favorite of President Donald Trump. ... read more »
Warren: Criminal justice System ‘Racist’…’Front to Back’
August 9, 2018
While speaking at a historically black college, the Massachusetts senator identified some of the system's failures: disproportionate arrests of African Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their sentences are complete. ... read more »
We Must Resist the Dangerous GOP Agenda
February 1, 2018
The GOP has passed spending bills that actively take resources away from communities of color. ... read more »
The Government Shutdown
January 25, 2018
The Government Shutdown was your fault! ... read more / view cartoon »
Panel Discusses How GOP Tax Plan Affects Communities of Col
December 7, 2017
Trump says he would be fine with Congress raising taxes on the rich in the final plan, but he isn't requiring that they do that. ... read more »
Senator Harris Applauds Bipartisan Group of California Mayors Opposing GOP Tax Bill
November 7, 2017
The Senator’s statement comes in response to the House Republican tax plan that would partially eliminate SALT in an effort to pay for tax cuts for the rich. A middle-class family owning a home in California would see an average tax increase of over 26 percent.  ... read more »
Republicans Hit Major Roadblock to ‘Trumpcare’ After Bad CBO Numbers
March 22, 2017
The recent Congressional Budget Office report on the Republican healthcare bill, caused many to voice concerns about how it would affect their home states and districts. ... read more »
Trump names GOP maverick Ken Blackwell a transition leader
November 16, 2016
Ken Blackwell prevailed in an intraparty feud in 2006 to become Ohio's first black nominee for governor. ... read more »
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