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Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber Announces Threshold Met to Trigger Recall, Signature Withdrawal Period
April 26, 2021
 California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber has announced that the threshold of verified signatures reported by counties has been met for the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. The valid signatures in the 10th report are 1,626,042, which exceeds the total of 1,495,709 signatures required. Counties still have until April 29th to verify the validity of any remaining signatures. ... read more »
Biden Administration to Appoint Kristen Clarke to Key Civil Rights Post
January 21, 2021
Clarke’s appointment adds even more diversity to an incoming administration that has kept its campaign promise to ensure that top staff and cabinet members reflect all of America. “Our first-rate nominees to lead the Justice Department are eminently qualified, embody character and judgment that is beyond reproach, and have devoted their careers to serving the American people with honor and integrity,” Biden said in a statement. ... read more »
National Urban League to Biden and Harris: Prioritize Pandemic Control and Economic Stimulus that Directs Jobs to Struggling Communities
November 19, 2020
In a letter to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial urged them to place top priority on comprehensive economic relief for Americans devastated by the coronavirus epidemic.  ... read more »
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‘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 »
Sentinel Exclusive: Coronavirus or Not, 2020 Census, Presidential Election Will Still Occur
April 2, 2020
“The COVID-19 pandemic is changing our lives. We face a health crisis, an emerging economic crisis and more than ever, a crisis to our democracy. As we adapt to new norms to protect ourselves and our loved ones, we must adapt how we conduct our elections,” she wrote.  Her wide range of recommendations included expanded online voter registration, multi-lingual voter education campaign, prepaid postage on ballots and applying Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to polling locations. ... 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 »
Santa Barbara 10th Annual “Visions of Hope” Black History Month Worship & Celebration Presents “A Tribute to Black Americans and the Vote”
March 12, 2020
This year the event was presented by Mrs. Candice Pipersburg-Johnson, president, and Mrs. Lillian Pipersburg in honor of Visions of Hope founder, Phillip Pipersburg ... read more »
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Three Misconceptions About the Black Vote
November 8, 2018
“…criticism of Black voter turnout that does not include increased access to high-quality equitable education is misguided to say the least. Demanding people vote without addressing inequities that disenfranchise them consents to the American myth of ‘pulling yourself up by your bootstraps.’” ... read more »
Dr. William J. Barber II, McArthur Genius Grant Recipient
October 25, 2018
This month, Barber was among 25 other distinguished individuals selected to receive the prestigious 2018 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant.” ... read more »
Former GOP Chair Steele Says He Knows Identity of Op-Ed Writer
September 7, 2018
In an NNPA Newswire exclusive, Steele said the damning New York Times op-ed by a senior Trump administration official was likely written by a team of the president’s trusted hierarchy and it’s a clear signal that America is now witnessing a White House in utter chaos. ... read more »
Celebration of Fannie Lou Hamer’s 100th Birthday
October 12, 2017
Crumble expressed that he was the first in his family to attend college; he was ready to give up in his first semester due to an unfriendly atmosphere and a feeling of disconnect, until an African Studies class in womanism introduced him to Hamer. ... read more »
Trump trains his sights on affirmative action
August 10, 2017
Since winning the election, however, Trump seems intent on proving over and over again just how much African-Americans and other minorities have to lose. ... read more »
Weapon of Mass Deception: Shut Down Trump’s Sham Voting Fraud Commission
May 25, 2017
Throughout his campaign, President Trump trumpeted the baseless claim that our nation's elections are riddled with voter fraud. He has repeatedly blamed his gaping three million plus-popular vote deficit on a phantom horde of illegal voters. He complained, without evidence and unfairly maligned wide swaths of communities. ... read more »
Voter Suppression – Not Voter Fraud, Mr. Trump
February 1, 2017
Once again the media follows Donald Trump’s foolish path while minorities’ civil liberties are in jeopardy because they refuse to admit White Nationalists are taking over the Whitehouse. ... read more »
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