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Thelma Harper, “transformative” Tennessee legislator, dies
April 23, 2021
Former Tennessee Sen. Thelma Harper, who became the first African-American woman elected to the state Senate, died Thursday. She was 80. ... read more »
Former Officer Derek Chauvin Found Guilty
April 22, 2021
Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with the murder of George Floyd.  The jurors of the historical trial reached a verdict almost a month before the anniversary of Floyd’s untimely end on May 25, 2020.  ... read more »
Hester Ford, Oldest Living American, Dies
April 20, 2021
A North Carolina woman who grew up picking cotton, got married at 14 and went on to become the oldest living American with more than 120 great-great-grandchildren has died peacefully in her home, according to her family. ... read more »
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Gipson Bill Supports Male Educators of Color AB 520 Diversifies Teaching Workforce
April 15, 2021
Last week, the Assembly Education Committee approved AB 520, authored by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson and sponsored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, which is designed to help support male educators of color and diversify the teaching workforce. ... read more »
 Target to Spend more than $2B at Black-owned Businesses
April 8, 2021
Target will spend a total of more than $2 billion at Black-owned businesses by 2025 as part of its effort to advance racial equity. ... read more »
US Rep. Alcee Hastings Dies at 84; was Impeached as Judge
April 6, 2021
“Alcee was outspoken because he was passionate about helping our nation live up to its full promise for all Americans,” Biden said in his statement. ... read more »
What Biden’s New $100B Plan for Broadband Means
April 5, 2021
The Biden administration is promising to do something about all of those issues as part of its proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure package. The plan, which would devote $100 billion to get all Americans connected, is more idea than policy and lacks a lot of important detail. ... read more »
Man Ordered to Pay $5,000 Fine for Shouting Racial Slurs
March 31, 2021
A New Hampshire man has to pay a $5,000 fine following an exchange with a Black man last summer at a gas station, where he's accused of pointing a nozzle at the man, shouting racial slurs and telling him to ``go back to Africa.`` ... read more »
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Rep. Waters Applauds House Passage of American Rescue Plan, Urges Quick Senate Action
March 4, 2021
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, voted to pass H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act, a landmark, life-saving bill that will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the virus, get vaccines in people’s arms, put money into families’ pockets, return children safely to the classroom, and put people back to work.  ... read more »
Okonjo-Iweala is First Woman, African to Lead World Trade Body
February 18, 2021
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Monday to head the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and first African to take on the role amid rising protectionism and disagreement over how the body decides cases involving billions in sales and thousands of jobs. ... read more »
Without Black Voters, the Campaign to Recall California Governor Newsom is Going to Fail
February 5, 2021
California Governor Gavin Newsom is no great friend to Black people in his state. He made it clear how he felt about us when he ignored the calls for him to keep a Black woman in the U.S. Senate by replacing outgoing Senator Kamala Harris with another Black woman. So the point at which Newsom and the Democratic Party establishment should really be worried about the efforts to recall him is if Black women decide to send a reminder to them both that they still need us. ... read more »
Bill Cosby to Remain on House Arrest
May 3, 2018
Bill Cosby Found Guilty on All Charges in Sex Assault Trial, Remains Free on $1 Million Bail ... read more »
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