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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 »
A Tribute to a Living Legend: Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
January 9, 2020
In 1965, Lewis and fellow activist Hosea Williams led what was planned as a peaceful 54-mile march through Alabama from Selma to Montgomery. The march, a protest of the discriminatory practices and Jim Crow laws that prevented African Americans from voting, would be remembered in history as "Bloody Sunday," one of the most dramatic and violent incidents of the American Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
CBC Calls Trump ‘Lawless,’ Demands Accountability
December 27, 2019
Trump is accused of pressuring Ukraine to dig up damaging information on Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, and his son Hunter. Biden is one of Trump's key Democratic opponents. ... read more »
Black Press Joins Congressional Black Caucus in Denouncing New Cuba Travel Ban
November 7, 2019
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the chair of the CBC, said suspending flights from the United States to all destinations outside of Havana is yet another cruel and counterproductive policy put forth by the Trump administration. ... read more »
Cummings Remembered as ‘Fierce Champion’ at Funeral
November 1, 2019
Rep. Elijah Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet Friday at a funeral that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike to the Baltimore church where the congressman worshipped for four decades. ... read more »
Betty Reid Soskin, the Nation’s Oldest Park Ranger Suffers Stroke
October 24, 2019
Betty Reid Soskin is renowned for numerous reasons, including the insightful dissertations she regularly gives at the Rosie the Riveter Museum in Richmond, Virginia. ... read more »
Patrick Gaspard to Receive Prestigious NAACP Spingarn Medal
July 11, 2019
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, has announced that Ambassador Patrick Gaspard will be awarded the prestigious Spingarn Medal during the NAACP’s 110th Annual Convention taking place in Detroit, Michigan on July 24. ... read more »
Duckworth, Senate Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Prevent Police-Involved Deaths & Provide Justice to Families
June 21, 2019
The bill builds off of legislation introduced last Congress by Duckworth and U.S. Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Lacy Clay (D-MO). Assigning cases of police-involved deaths to external and independent prosecutors is a key recommendation of the Taskforce on 21st Century Policing, which President Barack Obama established after events in Ferguson, Missouri, and other communities revealed a severe breakdown in trust between police and the communities they serve. ... read more »
WATCH: President Barack Obama Blvd. South L.A. street renaming ceremony
May 6, 2019
President Barack Obama street renaming, unveiling ceremony ... read more / watch video »
President Obama Sends Letter of Appreciation to Los Angeles for the Naming of Obama Blvd.
May 6, 2019
Herb Wesson courtesy photo LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama. A concert and ceremony Saturday unveiled Obama Boulevard with thousands flooding the streets to celebrate. ... read more »
Four Hundred Years and We Still Ain’t Clear: Distortions of Black History
February 28, 2019
“…there is this misguided group of Afrodescendants, who are throwing shade at those who are not ‘American descendants of slaves’ ADOS. Their shade is an odd version of the "am I Black enough for you" game that some folks ran against President Barack Obama, and are now running against Presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Corey Booker.” ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette-‘Single Mothers Got It Right!’
February 21, 2019
Oh! The love of mothers! Bless them! Good mothers don’t come prepackaged, highly educated and rich.  One important factor is: these single mothers chose the road to childbirth rather than abortion. They laid aside fear and  challenges of childrearing. Let’s applaud them, congratulate them and call them “Blessed!” Just think of great people who never made it through the birth channel. Millions did not. These did. ... read more »
Alicia Olatuja: Intuition Songs From The Minds Of Women
February 15, 2019
Not many musicians can say they performed at a presidential inauguration. But Alicia Olatuja can proudly hold that title. Years ago she took the world stage as a performer at President Barack Obama's second inauguration. Since then, her career and life has changed. ... read more »
At 94, The Legendary Cicely Tyson Remains an ‘Optimist’
February 14, 2019
There isn’t a day – I’m grateful to say – that when I walk out of my doors, I don’t run into somebody who says, ‘I can’t tell you what you’ve done for me. ‘You changed my life,’” Tyson shared with TIME. “It just confirmed for me that I was on the right track and I stayed on the right track.” ... read more »
Abrams Blasts Trump, McConnell for ‘Power Grab’ After State of the Union Address
February 8, 2019
After patiently waiting in the wings as President Donald Trump used 90 minutes to deliver what was supposed to be a 45-minute State of the Union Address, Abrams provided a scathing Democratic rebuttal to the president’s highly-scripted speech to Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 5. ... read more »
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