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Senator Kamala Harris Makes History; First Black Woman to Participate in Vice Presidential Debate
October 9, 2020
Senator Kamala Harris painted a picture of capitol hill reflecting diversity and sharing common ground in building relationships with social tools such as, loyalty, commitment, and keeping solidarity within any given word. Harris gave examples of how the Trump Administration are losing critical relationships in the midst of a shared pandemic. The message from current leadership is not portraying severity of the virus, it has been focused on where to place the blame of the pandemic rather than the unity it will need to fight back. ... read more »
Valeisha Butterfield Jones Named as The Recording Academy’s First Diversity & Inclusion Officer
May 7, 2020
“We are thrilled to welcome Valeisha Butterfield Jones into the Recording Academy family,” said Academy Chair and Interim President and CEO Harvey Mason Mason in a statement. “Valeisha has been a force in driving systemic change and enhancing equal opportunities for underrepresented groups across entertainment, technology, and politics.” ... read more »
DeVos Hands For-Profit Colleges $11.1 Billion Over 10 Years
September 13, 2019
Most consumers would likely agree that consumers should get what they pay for. If a product or service fails to deliver its promises, refunds are in order.  ... read more »
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Breaking Barriers in Ballet: Misty Copeland Set to Receive Trailblazer Award
September 5, 2019
On Sep. 11, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), will honor Misty Copeland, with their esteemed Trailblazer Award, during the CBC’s annual “Celebration of the Arts” event ... read more »
CFPB Makes Move to Support Payday Lenders During Black History Month
February 15, 2019
When given the chance at the ballot box, Americans overwhelmingly vote to impose a 36 percent or less rate cap. Today, 16 states and the District of Columbia have these rate caps in place, providing strong protection from payday loan sharks. In remaining states – those without a rate cap – interest rates run as high as 460 percent in California, over 400 percent in Illinois and 662 percent in Texas. ... read more »
The Joint Center Applauds U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senator Gary Peters for Today’s Appointments of Top Staff of Color
January 4, 2019
Gillibrand’s and Peters’s appointments are indicative of a wave of diversity hires of top staff of color. According to the Joint Center’s live tracker, four new chiefs of color have been hired by returning Senators. Two (including Chaney) are Black women, one is Asian American/Pacific Islander woman, and one is Latino. ... read more »
Unexpected For-Profit College Closures Come Before Christmas
December 27, 2018
“…this year, just a week before Christmas, there are people who were dealing with the aftermath of something far colder than the weather: college closures with no advance notice and a promise of more information at a date yet to be determined.” ... read more »
Michelle Obama Joins Voter Registration Drive for the Midterms
August 9, 2018
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is featured in a video along with celebrities Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Lin-Manuel Miranda to encourage people to register and vote. ... read more »
Congressman Ron Dellums: A ‘Fierce’ Focused Fighter
August 9, 2018
Dellums was a fierce, focused fighter for justice, an anti-war activist who served in the military, authored several CBC Alternative Budgets (budgets that focused on human needs rather than military buildup) and was an indefatigable fighter for South African freedom. ... read more »
United State of Women Summit Shines Spotlight on Black Women 
May 10, 2018
The United States of Women is an initiative started under the Obama Administration which is designed for any woman who sees the need for a different America for all women to survive and thrive — and wants to work collectively to achieve it.  ... read more »
U.S. Opens New Chapter In Sudan Relations, Lifting Sanctions
October 11, 2017
Antagonism towards Israel has since cooled and diplomatic channels between the two former enemies have reportedly opened. ... read more »
Over 80% of the Nation Would Prefer to REPAIR & MODIFY Obamacare 
July 6, 2017
From the House to the Senate, Republicans plow forward with their Healthcare plans to “repeal and replace” while over 80% of the nation and Democrat leaders prefer to “repair and modify”.  ... read more »
To Be Equal: Assessing President Obama’s Impact and Legacy
January 18, 2017
President Obama Earns “Excellent” Rating from the National Urban League ... read more »
White House “Roundtable on Diversity, Youth, and the Outdoors” to Include Compton Mayor Aja Brown
December 8, 2016
Compton and Alaska Native youth leaders will join Compton Mayor Aja Brown and the First Lady of Washington State, Trudi Inslee at the White House Roosevelt Room on Thursday, December 8 as featured participants in the Roundtable on Diversity, Youth & the Outdoors. ... read more »
African American Mayors Association Urges President Obama to Prioritize Clemency During the Remainder of His Term
November 23, 2016
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Mayor of Baltimore and the head of the African American Mayors Association clemency initiative, issued the following statement in light of AAMA submitting a letter to the President highlighting a priority list of clemency applications ... read more »
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