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Democrats Hold Hearing on White Supremacy
June 13, 2019
Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire, House Democrats, FBI and Department of Homeland Security, hearing, Trump administration, violent white supremacist groups, House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, “Confronting White Supremacy: Adequacy of the Federal Response”, domestic extremists, 30 percent to 40 percent rise in domestic terrorism cases, FBI Assistant Director for Counterterrorism Michael McGarrity, FBI Deputy Assistant Director for Criminal Investigations Calvin Shivers, DHS assistant secretary Elizabeth Neumann ... read more »
California Couple Prevail in Third Roundup Cancer Lawsuit, Awarded $2 Billion
May 31, 2019
A California state jury issued a verdict in favor of a married couple, Alberta and Alva Pilliod, who—in a lawsuit against the Monsanto Company—attributed  their cancers to the use of Monsanto’s Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides, and to the company’s failure to properly warn of the risks. The jury awarded the couple $2 billion. Monsanto was acquired last summer by the German agrochemical and drug giant Bayer. ... read more »
California sues over $1B in canceled high-speed rail money
May 30, 2019
California sued Tuesday to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billion for the state’s high-speed rail project, escalating the state’s feud with the federal government. ... read more »
Metro Atlanta’s Diversity Complicates Census Count
May 17, 2019
Inside the Clarkston Community Center, a 20-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, Mayor Ted Terry talked about canvassing for votes in that neighborhood five years ago.  ... read more »
Right-wing Disrupters
May 9, 2019
Liberal and progressive individuals and institutions should expect disruptions to not only continue but to increase in scale. Given the signals that the Trump administration has conveyed to the political Right—as in suggesting that it is appropriate to beat up opponents—the rabid Right feels empowered. ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS: The Pressure Mounts – New York Senate OKs Giving US House Trump State Tax Return
May 8, 2019
Courtesy Photo ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s Democrat-controlled Senate approved a bill easily Wednesday that would allow three congressional committees to get access to President Donald Trump’s state tax returns, ... read more »
Congressmember Lauren Underwood Slams the Trump Administration’s Continued Assault on Americans’ Health Care
May 7, 2019
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) WASHINGTON –  Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) responded to the Department of Justice’s newly filed brief in Texas v. United States, in which the Administration asks the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions along with every protection and benefit of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ... read more »
Time to Wake America up from its Student Debt Nightmare
April 25, 2019
Higher education has always offered opportunities to learn and earn a better quality of life. But in the 21stCentury, higher education has also become synonymous with ever deepening debt. More than 44 million consumers of varying ages and occupations struggle with $1.5 trillion in student debt.  ... read more »
Prayers and Petitions Call for Payday Rule Enactment Clergy Pray in Protest at Trump Doral While 130-Member Coalition Petitions CFPB
April 12, 2019
Every year the payday lending industry convenes in an effort to further expand and preserve the combined $8 billion-dollars in fees generated each year by consumers caught in that and car-title loans. This year, 2019, also marks the second consecutive year, that the organization representing sellers of these debt-trap loans, the Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA), has held its event at the Trump National Doral resort in Miami. ... read more »
$62 Billion in Education Cuts Proposed, Key College Aid Could Be Slashed
April 4, 2019
Every budget defines priorities and values. To put it another way, what’s really important in life gets supported financially. For many families, having a home, food, and utilities usually rank pretty high. Then there are other budgetary concerns like saving for college or having a ‘rainy day’ fund to cover less frequent costs that can be much higher than the size of the next pay check.    ... read more »
Rep. Barragán Co-Sponsors the Dream and Promise Act of 2019
March 14, 2019
Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) joined Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Nydia Velazquez (NY-7) and Yvette Clarke (NY-9) to introduce the Dream and Promise Act, H.R. 6, as an original co-sponsor. ... read more »
Education Department Helps Loan Servicers Instead of Borrowers
February 28, 2019
In an increasingly competitive global economy, highly skilled workers have a sharp advantage in securing and keeping employment. And as technological advances result in life-long learning in many occupations, many worker-students turn to federal student aid, the largest source of funding for higher education, to expand and/or hone their value in the marketplace. ... read more »
Californians are at Risk with Donald Trump’s Rollbacks to Smart HIV Policies
February 28, 2019
I moved to Los Angeles in 1982 with my first partner, Chris Brownlie. In addition to being happy to get away from the Chicago winters, we were filled with hope and excitement. And like most people, we were completely unaware of the health tsunami we were about to encounter. 1982 was the year that the first cases of what we now know as AIDS were identified in Los Angeles. Over the next decade, I would watch too many of my friends, including the love of my life, Chris, die from AIDS related complications. ... read more »
Black History Month: Two Centuries of Black History and the Black Press 
February 21, 2019
“The Black Press is an aspect of the fabric of the Black existence in America that is not getting enough attention or support from the community,” Kisha A. Brown, the founder and CEO of Justis Connection, told NNPA Newswire.   ... read more »
“The Wall is an Antiquated Symbol Of Pure Racism”
January 24, 2019
As the Publisher / Editor of Black Business News Group and the President and CEO of the Black Business Association (BBA), I take the position that “The Wall” the Trump Administration is proposing to build is not the answer to our nation’s immigration problems. Simply put, “THE PROPOSED WALL IS AN ANTIQUATED SYMBOL OF PURE RACISM.” ... read more »
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