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US carries out rare execution during presidential transition
December 11, 2020
The Trump administration Thursday carried out its ninth federal execution of the year in what has been a first series of executions during a presidential lame-duck period in 130 years, putting to death a Texas street-gang member in the slayings of a religious couple from Iowa more than two decades ago. ... read more »
Biden-Harris Administration Tasked with Dismantling America’s History of Hate
November 26, 2020
Even now, Trump and his campaign have specifically sought to have officials toss out all votes cast in heavily African American populated cities like Atlanta, Detroit, and Milwaukee. It is a tactic used since, during, and after Reconstruction: disenfranchise Blacks and the poor. ... read more »
Federal Judge Halts Trump’s Rule That Would Prevent 700K From Receiving Food Stamps During Pandemic
October 29, 2020
If the 2020 election’s importance wasn’t apparent to those casting ballots, a federal judge’s decision on Sunday might have underscored the urgency. In a decision that had far-reaching consequences during a deadly pandemic that’s cost more than 219,000 Americans their lives, the court ruled on Oct. 19 against President Donald Trump’s order to strip food stamps from nearly 700,000 people. ... read more »
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ELECTION 2020: For Millions of Americans, the Future of Health Care is What’s on the Ballot
October 29, 2020
“Right now, under the Affordable Care Act, it is your right to have access to lactation support and counseling without cost-sharing for as long as you are breastfeeding. If the ACA gets struck down, then insurers will not be required to cover it, which could have devastating impacts on new parents,” noted Andrea Ippolito, a health tech expert and founder of SimpliFed, a company that assists mothers who breastfeed. ... read more »
The Future of Education is at stake in the 2020 Election
October 29, 2020
Karen Gross, a former college president who once served as a senior policy advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, told BlackPressUSA that the election's impact on education would be profound across the early childhood – adult education pipeline. ... read more »
‘Threat to Health Care and Civil Rights’ Judge Barrett Confirmed by GOP Senate
October 29, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative judge with a stated opposition to the Affordable Care Act and many Civil Rights laws, was confirmed on Monday, October 26, 2020, as the next Supreme Court Justice. ... read more »
As Clinical Trials Halt, U.S. COVID Cases Surge
October 22, 2020
The difficulty in producing a vaccine for the deadly virus comes as a new wave of COVID-19 infection has begun. Data provided by Johns Hopkins University in Maryland revealed that the U.S. surpassed 51,000 new daily cases on Oct. 13, marking the first time in over two months that the number exceeded 50,000. ... read more »
CDC Greenlights Evictions Despite Continued Pandemic
October 22, 2020
Landlords can resume eviction proceedings after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued clarifications to a previous executive order from President Donald Trump. A study conducted by Harvard University’s Department of Housing Studies revealed that half of Americans who rent are either severely rent-burdened or moderately rent-burdened. For African Americans and Hispanics, researchers at Harvard determined a triple pandemic for those communities. Black and Hispanic households were “much more likely to contract COVID-19, suffer lost income, and face housing insecurity as a result of the pandemic,” the researchers concluded. ... read more »
 
Efforts to Block the Vote Concern CSUN Poly Sci Professor
October 16, 2020
Requiring witness signatures on mail-in ballots. Needing government-issued photo identification to vote. Limiting mailed ballot drop-off locations to one per county. ... read more »
Economy and Race Relations Seen as Growing Concerns Ahead of Election
October 15, 2020
“It is not surprising that voters overall rate the economy as the most important issue impacting their vote for president this year given the fragile state of the U.S. economy and their tendency historically to prioritize it and other issues such as national security and education,” Gallup pollsters observed. ... read more »
Trump Promises “Platinum Plan” for Black Americans
October 8, 2020
 In an attempt to win Black voters that have been elusive for the Republican Party for many cycles, President Donald Trump announced a "Platinum Plan," of Black Economic Empowerment. Trump unveiled the plan during an Atlanta rally with less than six weeks left until Election Day on November 3rd. Currently, President Barack Obama’s former Vice President Joe Biden in leading in the polls in many key states in the presidential contest.  ... read more »
AARP Polls Reveal Top Concerns for Voters 50 and Older
September 24, 2020
More than half of voters 50-years and older in crucial battleground states are worried about contracting the novel coronavirus.  At the same time, African Americans are particularly opposed to how President Donald Trump has handled the pandemic, according to extensive polling commissioned by AARP.  ... read more »
Justice Ginsburg’s Death Could Prove Fatal to American Democracy
September 24, 2020
Through her cancer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals, and that's how she'll be remembered, Obama expressed in a written statement. "But, she also left instructions for how she wanted her legacy to be honored," observed President Barack Obama. ... read more »
Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Receives NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award
September 17, 2020
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) has introduced several bills, including the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act, H.R. 71, the Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2015, and H.R. 4660, an Amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015 affirming the authority of the Attorney General to reduce prison overcrowding by developing and implementing lawful policies relating to requests for executive clemency from deserving petitioners. ... read more »
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to Receive NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award
September 17, 2020
A graduate of Chatham University and American University – with honorary degrees from both Chatham University and Trinity University, Mayor Muriel Bowser has moved the forefront of racial equality and social justice. ... read more »
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