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Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Meet in L.A.
May 26, 2022
The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists is holding their 51st International Convention in Los Angeles. The event began Wednesday, May 25 and continues through Monday, May 30, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown L.A. ... read more »
Frierson sworn in as first Black US attorney in Nevada
May 19, 2022
Nevada's new top federal prosecutor has been sworn in to his job in Las Vegas. U.S. Attorney Jason Frierson was administered his oath of office Wednesday, May 11, by Chief U.S. District Judge Miranda Du during a ceremony at the downtown Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse. ... read more »
Gov’t Invests $145 Million in Re-Entry Programs for Formerly Incarcerated People
May 12, 2022
The Biden-Harris Administration announced plans to expand federal job opportunities and loan programs, expand access to health care and housing, and develop and amplify educational opportunities for the formerly and currently incarcerated. ... read more »
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Biden pardons former Secret Service agent and 2 others
May 5, 2022
President Joe Biden has granted the first three pardons of his term, providing clemency to a Kennedy-era Secret Service agent convicted of federal bribery charges that he tried to sell a copy of an agency file and to two people who were convicted on drug-related charges but went on to become pillars in their communities. ... read more »
California Black Leaders Celebrate Historic Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
April 7, 2022
Black leaders in California are joining other Americans around the country, celebrating the historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as she becomes the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. ... read more »
Explainer: What’s Behind the Federal Anti-Lynching Legislation?
March 24, 2022
President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law the first bill that specifies lynching as a federal hate crime. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Secures Millions to Combat Homelessness, Support Community Safety Efforts, and Strengthen Public Health in Los Angeles
March 24, 2022
Last week, President Joe Biden signed legislation into law that include millions of dollars secured by Rep. Karen Bass to combat homelessness, support community safety efforts, and strengthen public health in Los Angeles. ... read more »
AP-NORC poll: Many Black Americans doubtful on police reform
March 17, 2022
Few Americans believe there has been significant progress over the last 50 years in achieving equal treatment for Black people in dealings with police and the criminal justice system, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. ... read more »
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Ketanji Brown Jackson: First Black Woman Nominated to the Supreme Court 
March 10, 2022
On February 25, President Joe Biden announced the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson as the 116th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. ... read more »
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison makes case for why Black voters should support Dems in 2022 elections  
February 24, 2022
Jaime Harrison, chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), remains optimistic that Democrats can defy the odds in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections, Black and minority voters,  ... read more »
This is Our Moment 
February 24, 2022
February 2022, the month designated in the United States of America as Black History Month, will now be celebrated as Black Future Month as well, thanks to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris.  ... read more »
For High Court Nominees ‘When’s Your Birthday?’ Matters
February 23, 2022
President Joe Biden’s search for a nominee to the Supreme Court isn’t just limited by credentials, race and gender. The reality for the nation’s oldest president — and for any president — is that for a lifetime appointment on the nation’s highest court, youth is particularly prized. ... read more »
Black Unemployment Rate Improves Amid Historic Jobs Report
February 9, 2022
America – and most notably Black America – is back to work, declared President Joe Biden as he announced one of the most robust job reports in modern times. ... read more »
Weber’s AB 1655 Would Make Juneteenth a Paid Holiday in California
January 20, 2022
Last week, Assemblymember Akilah Weber (D-La Mesa) announced the introduction of Assembly Bill (AB) 1655, legislation that would make Juneteenth a paid holiday in California. ... read more »
Sen. Schumer Says Senate Will Vote on Changes to Filibuster by MLK Day
January 13, 2022
“The weaponization of rules [means that rules] once meant to short-circuit obstruction have been hijacked to guarantee obstruction. We must ask ourselves: if the right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy, then how can we in good conscience allow for a situation in which the Republican Party can debate and pass voter suppression laws at the State level with only a simple majority vote, but not allow the United States Senate to do the same? We must adapt,” said Sen. Schumer. ... read more »
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