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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 »
‘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 »
My Plan to Lift Every Voice in Black America
October 22, 2020
President Trump wants to paper over the living wound of racism. He’s issued Executive Orders and established a new national commission designed to whitewash our history—and deny the daily reality of being Black in America. He actively appeals to white supremacists and fans the flames of hatred and division in our country, because he thinks it benefits him politically. He ignores the most basic job of every president: the duty to care for all of us, not just those who voted for him. ... read more »
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Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Producers, Writers, Musicians and More to Remain Freelancers 
September 11, 2020
After months of uproar, harsh criticisms and biting commentary from advocates representing various industries, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 2257 into law on Sept. 4. The legislation is an AB 5 amendment bill, and it will go into effect immediately.   ... read more »
Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Request Assistance from Supreme Court to Support Out-Door Church Gatherings Only
August 19, 2020
The L.A. Board of Supervisors continues to outline the severity of the COVID-19 transmission. They explained the process of going to the Supreme Court as their “last resort,” since the Sun Valley church continued to have large indoor congregations. ... read more »
Bill Cosby Supports Protestors, Rips Tactical Gear Wearing Cops 
June 4, 2020
Imprisoned comedian Bill Cosby has spoken out the police murder of George Floyd, a handcuffed African American man who died a short time after police officers were filmed pressing their knees into his neck and body for nearly nine minutes.   In a statement released by his publicist Andrew Wyatt, Cosby cited the continued police killings of African Americans and the racially-motivated slayings of Black people, including his son, Ennis.   ... read more »
Biden Wants Michelle Obama as Veep
April 23, 2020
Tempering any enthusiasm of a Biden-Obama ticket, Biden added that, “I don’t think she has any desire to live near the White House again.” He concluded that it’s still too early to select a running mate ... read more »
Senators Booker and Harris Lead Roundtable Discussion on Issues Concerning African Americans
March 19, 2020
Only journalists of color received an invitation to the event, which included remarks from Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and several others. ... read more »
150 Years After Ratification of the 15th Amendment, Black Votes Are Still Contested: The Black fight for the franchise
March 12, 2020
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” So reads the 15th Amendment, ratified on February 3, 1870, the third of what came to be known as the Reconstruction amendments. ... read more »
The Pernicious Power of Patriarchy
February 27, 2020
If we women were honest, we would say that we have all cosigned patriarchy in the interest of keeping it moving. We have deflected the sexist comments that come our way, even as we cringe from them. We smile at men that we abhor because they may have decision making power in their hands. We dress up or dress down depending on the occasion and the way we have to play the game. We know the system is slanted against us, we know we still have to play, and we decide when we choose to blow the whistle, a whistle we could blow every single day. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Members Talk Impeachment, HBCU Funding
December 19, 2019
The members discussed the passage of the Future Act, legislation that provides needed funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other educational institutions. ... read more »
House Passes Bill to Restore Key Parts Of Voting Rights Act
December 13, 2019
The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in all or parts of 15 mostly Southern states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process. ... read more »
House Passes Voting Rights Measure to Restore Portions of Law Gutted in 2015
December 12, 2019
The bill would require all states to get federal approval for election changes known to disproportionately affect voters of color. ... read more »
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