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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 »
COMMUNITY BUILD, INC. OFFERS HOPE AND EMPLOYMENT
October 22, 2020
When the 2020 Census count is finally tallied, states across the nation will receive their proportionate share of government funding for essential social programs and services for the next decade.  For three ex-felons, the grassroots work of going door-to-door checking for completed Census forms, provided immediate financial relief and an opportunity to help their community.  ... read more »
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 »
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Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson Honored with NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award
September 17, 2020
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi), who began his grassroots political activism being a civil rights champion through the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) while a student at Tougaloo College, will receive the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2020 National Leadership Award. ... read more »
BLACK WOMEN LEADERS RESPOND TO TRUMP AND THE GOP IN RESPONSE TO THE QUESTION TO BLACK AMERICA: ‘WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?’
September 10, 2020
Our consortium of Black women leaders has disrupted the status quo of this election cycle and of society. This week, we have been reminded of the question you asked Black people during the 2016 election: “What do you have to lose?”  Our answer, evidenced by increasingly poor economic outcomes, high racial tensions and hate incidents, the coronavirus, and an overall lack of dignity and respect in the White House, is a lot. And for Black women in particular, it’s too much. ... read more »
Is the Postal Service Slowing Mail Delivery?
August 6, 2020
Reports of significant problems at the postal service under newly appointed postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, a major Trump donor, has exacerbated claims that the slowdown is intentional. ... read more »
Black activists: Portland’s focus on feds only aids message
July 25, 2020
After George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, people in Portland came out in droves to protest police brutality and racism, chanting that “Black lives matter.” As the weeks went by, the crowds dwindled to a few dozen and the protests increasingly turned violent. ... read more »
As MLK asked in 1967, Where Do We Go from Here: Community or Chaos?
June 18, 2020
The nationwide protests against the heinous killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman, is reminiscent of the 1960s era of turmoil and voices that fervently called for social and economic justice. Today’s turbulent times seem that history is repeating itself.  In addition to George Floyd, recent tragedies took the lives of a Black Louisville EMT in the middle of the night while she was asleep in her own bed. In another fatal incident, a young Black Georgia man jogging in daylight was shot dead. None of these three unarmed people deserved to die violently.  ... read more »
Rep. Waters Slams Surgeon General Jerome Adams for Offensive Comments During WH Coronavirus Briefing
April 10, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement condemning the highly offensive White House Briefing Room remarks by U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams who singled out African Americans, saying they should avoid “alcohol, tobacco, and drugs,” and encouraged minorities to “do this, if not for yourself, then for your abuela. Do it for your granddaddy, do it for your Big Mama, do it for your pop-pop.” Her statement follows: ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Helps Americans Fly Back From Morocco Amid Pandemic
March 22, 2020
Los Angeles Congresswoman Maxine Waters has announced that the U.S. State Department has chartered emergency flights for U.S. citizens stranded in Morocco after the government there suspended international flights to and from its airports as a protective measure against the spread of the coronavirus. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Demands U.S. State Department Provide Immediate Assistance for Americans Stranded in Morocco
March 19, 2020
In direct response to calls from her constituents, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanding that the Department provide immediate assistance to a resident of the 43rd District as well as approximately 3000 American citizens who are stranded in Morocco. ... read more »
WATCH: Garcetti Updates on Closures, New Measures to Protect Businesses, Residents
March 15, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addressed the city tonight in a live-streamed news conference, outlining the latest coronoavirus-related shutdowns and recovery measures, saying, ``the city is strong and won't shut down.'' ... read more / watch video »
Unemployed Californians With No Children Could Lose Food Stamps
January 23, 2020
Last week, the state of California joined 13 other states — as well as New York City and the District of Columbia — in a lawsuit filed against a new Trump Administration food stamp policy scheduled to take effect April 1. ... read more »
NNPA Urges Better U.S.-Cuba Relations
January 23, 2020
“The majority of the people of the United States want better relations with Cuba, and that is the will that must prevail,” stated Chavis, who counted among the delegation of 30 American scholars who attended the 18th edition of the Series of Academic Conversations on Cuba in the Foreign Policy of the United States of America. ... read more »
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Barbara Lee and Yvette Clarke Shed Light on Black Migrants Held at the Mexican Border
November 28, 2019
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) and fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus took a trip to the Mexican border to discuss the treatment of Black migrants at the border. Their intentions to spread awareness on the topic turned into devastation as they discovered inhumane living conditions for many Africans and Carribeans seeking asylum. ... read more »
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