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President Biden Signs Bipartisan Bill to Curb Predatory Lending
July 8, 2021
In recent years, consumer finance protections withered through a series of harsh attacks that either outright rejected or significantly diminished financial guard rails in the marketplace. ... read more »
George Floyd Family Meets with President Biden at the White House, Lawmakers on Capitol Hill
June 3, 2021
The U.S. House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in March, but the bill has stalled in the even-divided Senate. The measure would prohibit federal, state, and local law enforcement from racial, religious, and discriminatory profiling. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Sunday, December 20, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
December 20, 2020
 Super Bowl Champion and namesake of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, Malcolm Jenkins was born in NJ, 1987. ... read more »
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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 »
COVID-19 Worsens Debt Collector Harassment
November 12, 2020
As the final days of the 2020 election season drew to a close, major media across the nation focused on polls and prospects for the presidential candidates. At the same time, scant news coverage reported on a development affecting 68 million consumers: debt collection regulation.  ... read more »
Wealth gap costs over last two decades: $2.7 trillion in Black income, $16 trillion to U.S. economy
October 8, 2020
“Yet even today, with all those credentials and as one of the leading executives on Wall Street,” wrote Raymond J. McGuire, Citi’s Vice Chairman and Chair of its Global Banking and Capital Markets, “I am still seen first as a six-foot-four, two-hundred-pound Black man wherever I go — even in my own neighborhood. I could have been George Floyd. And my wife and I are constantly aware that our children could have their innocence snatched away from them at any given moment, simply for the perceived threat of their skin color.” ... read more »
JPMorgan Chase Celebrates Graduates, Expands Commitment to Supporting Young Men of Color
July 2, 2020
Amidst the slew of nationwide virtual graduation ceremonies this past June, JP Morgan Chase held a similar event for its 10-year old mentoring success program The Fellowship Initiative. TFI’s Class of 2020 will see thirty-eight predominantly Black and Latinx young men from low-income communities throughout Los Angeles attending colleges across the state, as well as Princeton in New Jersey. ... read more »
Rep. Waters to Police: Do Not Kill Another Unarmed Black Person
June 18, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, issued a statement on the death of at least two Black men who were killed by the police in the past few weeks: Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, GA and Maurice Gordon in Bass River, New Jersey. Her statement follows: ... read more »
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Clarence Waldron Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
May 14, 2020
Clarence Waldron, known as “the dean of arts and entertainment journalists” has been named the recipient of a 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Headline Club’s Peter Lisagor Awards. ... read more »
Booker Ends Presidential Bid After Polling, Money Struggles
January 17, 2020
Democrat Cory Booker dropped out of the presidential race Monday, ending a campaign whose message of unity and love failed to resonate in a political era marked by chaos and anxiety. ... read more »
Kipp SoCal Alumna Selected For National Leadership Accelerator
January 2, 2020
Simone Edwards, a graduate of KIPP SoCal school was selected to participate in KIPP’s national Alumni Leadership Accelerator program, a year-long fellowship for KIPP alumni leaders in their 20s and 30s. Simone is among 23 KIPP alumni nationwide who were selected as fellows this year, chosen from a competitive pool of over 100 applicants nominated by their KIPP regions. KIPP partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow to deliver the program.   ... read more »
Senator Harris Speaks at SC Candidate Forum After Organizers Nixed
November 1, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris spoke at a criminal justice forum at a historically Black college on Saturday after a group that honored President Donald Trump with an award was removed as the event sponsor. ... read more »
Importance of Educators of Color for Black and Brown Students
October 31, 2019
This month, my organization, the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools released its highly-anticipated report, “Identity and Charter School Leadership: Profiles of Leaders of Color Building an Effective Staff” which examined the ways that school leaders of color’s experiences and perspectives influence how they build school culture, parent and community relationships, and effective staff. ... read more »
Singer Jackie Wilson Posthumously Receives Walk of Fame Star
September 6, 2019
Singer Jackie Wilson, who helped usher in the emergence of soul and rhythm-and-blues music in the 1960s, was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... read more »
102 House Members Rebuke Delay of Payday Loan Rule Waters Led Effort Supported by Many CBC Members
September 5, 2019
Anyone who struggles with the rising costs of living knows all too well how hard it is to try stretching dollars when there’s more month than money in the household. Predatory lending, like payday and car-title loans, worsen financial stress with triple-digit interest rates that deepen the debt owed with each renewal.    ... read more »
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