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Padilla Optimistic About Judge Jackson’s ‘Significant Moment’ in American History
March 30, 2022
Sen. Alex Padilla says he is excited and honored to be serving on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary as he and his colleagues conduct hearings to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman nominated to the United States Supreme Court in the judicial branch’s 233-year history. ... read more »
CBC Report Highlights Economic Progress and Barriers Facing Black Americans
February 24, 2022
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) released a new analysis of the impact of economic trends and barriers on Black Americans. ... read more »
Autumn Burke Puts Family First in Announcing Her Resignation from State Legislature
February 3, 2022
Assemblymember Autumn Burke announced that she was resigning as California’s legislator representing the 62nd Assembly District. ... read more »
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Black Caucus Endorses Sen. Kamlager to Replace U.S. Rep. Karen Bass
January 20, 2022
Last week, Sen. Steve Bradford (D-Gardena) announced that the group of African American state legislators will endorse Sen. Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) to succeed U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA-37) in Congress. ... read more »
Congresswoman Cori Bush Lauds Black Press Ahead of Receiving Prestigious Award
September 16, 2021
The Congresswoman sits as vice-chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. Additionally, Congresswoman Bush is a member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy and the House Oversight Subcommittee on the Environment. ... read more »
Why We Should Support Statehood for D.C.
April 1, 2021
Once again, the idea of Statehood for the District of Columbia has not only come before the U.S. Congress but has also passed the House of Representatives. ... read more »
Race and Data Discrimination in America
February 18, 2021
We all know that African Americans have the largest increase in unemployment before — and even more after the beginning of — the pandemic. African American-owned businesses have had the greatest financial losses amidst COVID-19. The more unemployment in Black America, the more Equifax’s Work Number data is purchased by a wide range of financial status verifiers. But who is monitoring or challenging the accuracy of the Equifax Work Number data especially when it is about African Americans? ... read more »
Diane Edith Watson: The Iconic Living Legend of Los Angeles Politics
February 11, 2021
Diane Edith Watson has lived a full life and shows no signs of slowing down.  On the morning of our interview, the 87-years-young legendary political icon had already been on the phone with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was coordinating her pink and green wardrobe for the inauguration of her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sister, Kamala Harris, and had already spoken with a cadre of Washington D.C. leaders, all in the hopes that the retired congresswoman was feeling up to making the journey to the January Presidential Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.  ... read more »
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Is There More COVID Cash Coming to Help Californians? 
May 21, 2020
Last week, Gov. Newsom presented his May Revision budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year.   ... read more »
Getting Creative to Survive: Barbers and Beauticians Share COVID-19 Stories
April 2, 2020
Black-owned salons and barbershops have always served as a hub for men and women to congregate and catch up on the latest news, gossip and overall happenings within the community. These “meeting places” of sorts have also proven to be extremely profitable for its owners. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Jan. 4, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
January 4, 2020
The Congressional Black Caucus, an organization that represents African Americans in Congress was formed, 1971. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Nov. 5 , 2019- Brought to you by Black365
November 5, 2019
Shirley Chisholm became the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress, 1968. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Congressman Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
October 24, 2019
In addition to the contributions he made to improve the lives of all Americans, the congressman was a passionate advocate for his beloved Baltimore, where he was born and raised. ... read more »
Blue Ribbon Task Force Releases Report on Drone Mitigation at Airports
October 4, 2019
The Blue Ribbon Task Force on UAS Mitigation at Airports released its report on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration, detection, identification, and mitigation in and around airports. The Task Force, jointly commissioned in April 2019 by Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), recommends the U.S. Congress appropriate more funds to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Canadian Cabinet appropriate more targeted funds to Transport Canada, and both legislative bodies extend UAS interdiction authority to trained state and local law enforcement agencies.  ... read more »
Ghana Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Encourage Resettlement in the Motherland
February 8, 2019
In the heart of Accra, Ghana’s capital, just a stone’s throw from the U.S. embassy, lie the tombs of civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois and his wife, Shirley. The founder of the NAACP settled in the city’s serene residential area of Labone and lived there until his death in 1963. ... read more »

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