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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 »
Democrats must ace the agenda test
August 27, 2020
In last week’s Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris passed the character test. Now as Trump rolls out his virtual convention, they must ace the agenda test. They need to argue the case for the bold agenda that this country desperately needs, and challenge Trump for his policy failures. ... read more »
Voting Is the Centerpiece of Our Democracy
August 13, 2020
August 6 was the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. If the constitutional amendments passed after the Civil War — the 13, 14 and 15th Amendments — were the “second founding” of democracy in America, the Voting Rights Act, which after nearly a century of segregation gave legal effect to the 15th Amendment that outlawed discrimination in the right to vote, should be considered the “third founding.” ... read more »
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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 »
Assembly Caucus Chair Mike Gipson’s Statement on Governor Newsom’s May Revision Budget
May 15, 2020
“Today, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Gov. Newsom released a somber budget proposal that reflects California’s $54 billion deficit as a result of the virus. ... read more »
Brookins-Kirkland AME Holds Gwen Ifill Stamp Tribute
March 4, 2020
On Feb. 23, Pastor Mary S. Minor and the congregation of Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church in Los Angeles paid tribute to the late journalist, Gwen Ifill, ... read more »
Mail Carrier Robbed in Los Angeles; $50,000 Reward Offered
January 3, 2020
The U.S. Postal Service announced a $50,000 reward for information that helps track down four male suspects involved in the robbery of a letter carrier in Los Angeles earlier this month. ... read more »
Kierra Coles: Young, Pregnant, Black and Still Missing
October 18, 2019
"She was already excited about becoming a mother," Karen Phillips, Kierra's mother, told ABC News shortly after Kierra disappeared. "That's all my child ever wanted, to be a mom and accomplish all the things she set to accomplish – to have a nice paying job which she had, to get a new car which she bought, to move into her own apartment which she did, and to become a mother which she was about to." ... read more »
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Post Office Celebrates Life of Marvin Gaye with New Stamp
April 4, 2019
A stamp honoring the life of the late soul singer Marvin Gaye was officially released at the Greek Theatre today by the U.S. Postal Service, on what would have been the singer's 80th birthday. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Eugene Green Braxton
December 7, 2017
Eugene Green Braxton, a former civil engineer with the Department of Water and Power, proud graduate of the University of Southern California and beloved patriarch of the Braxton family, died Oct. 13 at his Los Angeles home. He was 95. ... read more »
USPS issues Bishop Richard Allen stamp
February 17, 2016
The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the Richard Allen stamp on February 2, bringing to a close a 12-year campaign to recognize the contributions of a man who helped shape American history. ... read more »
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