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21-story building under construction in Nigeria collapses
November 2, 2021
A 21-story apartment building being built in an upscale area of Nigeria's largest city collapsed on Monday with dozens of workers feared trapped under the rubble, witnesses said. ... 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 »
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 »
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Women Left Behind: Gender Gap Emerges in Africa’s Vaccines
October 15, 2021
the women in Sare Gibel already had heard the rumors on social media: The vaccines could make your blood stop or cause you to miscarry. Women who took it wouldn't get pregnant again. ... read more »
Africa Detecting Just 1 in 7 COVID-19 cases, Says WHO Study
October 15, 2021
Only one in seven COVID-19 infections in Africa are being detected, meaning the continent's estimated infection level may be 59 million people, according to a new study by the World Health Organization. ... read more »
Nigerian Doctors Call off 2-month Strike Despite Pay Arrears
October 5, 2021
Doctors in Nigeria's government hospitals have suspended a two-month strike for payment of salaries owed to many and improved working conditions. ... read more »
Senator Bradford Secures More than $130 Million in Direct, Equitable Investments for His District in the State Budget
July 1, 2021
This week, the California Senate and the Assembly passed an unprecedented budget. While Governor Gavin Newsom has yet to sign Assembly Bill 129: the Budget Act of 2021, this measure does represent a three-party agreement between the Senate, Assembly, and the Newsom Administration. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus on the One Year Commemoration of the Murder of George Floyd
May 27, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, marks one year since the horrific murder of George Floyd by former police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin was found guilty of all three charges brought against him on April 20, 2021. Mr. Floyd’s murder was filmed on a camera phone and shared all over the world. Individuals nationwide organized to march, protest, and kneel in honor of George Floyd. ... read more »
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George Floyd’s Family Holds Rally, March in Brother’s Memory
May 25, 2021
Members of George Floyd's family, and others who lost loved ones to police encounters, joined activists and citizens in Minneapolis on Sunday for a march that was one of several events planned nationwide to mark the one-year anniversary of Floyd's death. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Slams Fox News for Publishing Unsubstantiated Claims, Considers Lawsuit Against Network
May 20, 2021
 Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued a statement slamming Fox News for its willingness to report absolute lies and falsehoods. Rep. Waters also announced she is considering a lawsuit. ... read more »
Gas Crunch from Cyberattack Intensifies in Nation’s Capital
May 15, 2021
Gas shortages at the pumps have spread from the South, all but emptying stations in Washington, D.C., following a ransomware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline. ... read more »
UNCF and OZY Partner to Reset America, In a Star-Studded, One-of-a-Kind Festival
May 15, 2021
UNCF and OZY Partner to Reset America, In a Star-Studded, One-of-a-Kind Festival  OZY Fest, the one-of-a-kind festival where “TED meets Coachella,” will be streaming live on YouTube, May 15-16, and will feature a special focus on the future of HBCUs in partnership with the largest scholarship provider for students of color, UNCF (United Negro College Fund). ... read more »
‘Black America’s attorney General’ Seems to be Everywhere
May 3, 2021
Ben Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton says, is ``Black America's attorney general.'' In less than a decade, the Florida-based attorney has become the voice for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd -- Black people whose deaths at the hands of police and vigilantes sparked a movement. ... read more »
2020 Census Apportionment Results Delivered to the President
April 26, 2021
The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that the 2020 Census shows the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2020, was 331,449,281. ... read more »
Prince Fans Pay Respects at Paisley Park 5 Years After Death
April 23, 2021
Paisley Park, where Prince lived and worked, welcomed back select fans Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of his death from inside his creative sanctuary. Some wore custom Prince clothes and shoes and left flowers and other mementos as tributes to the late superstar. ... read more »
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