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Police Officer in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Death Won’t Be Charged
July 18, 2019
After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — “I can’t breathe” — became a national rallying cry against police brutality. ... read more »
Committee Democrats Call on Facebook to Halt Cryptocurrency Plans
July 12, 2019
“Investors and consumers transacting in Libra may be exposed to serious privacy and national security concerns, cyber security risks, and trading risks. Those using Facebook’s digital wallet – storing potentially trillions of dollars without depository insurance– also may become unique targets for hackers. For example, during the first three quarters of 2018, hackers stole nearly $1 billion from cryptocurrency exchanges.[3] The system could also provide an under-regulated platform for illicit activity and money laundering.” ... read more »
Rennie Harris Funkedified Brings The 70s and Funk to Ford Theatre in Hollywood for a Night of Dance and a Poppin’ Night Out
July 12, 2019
Rennie Harris Funkedified is a throwback to a simpler time, street dance meets funk, the original hip-hop dance style reincarnated. Showing July 20, 2019, at Ford Theatres in Hollywood, Rennie Harris Funkedified is sure to get you in the dancing spirit! ... read more »
Bernie Sanders Sole Candidate to Address the Black Press at National Convention
June 20, 2019
However, of the 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only one that has agreed to address key influencers of the African American community — the Black Press of America — at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual convention later this month in Cincinnati. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Receives the Franklin D. Roosevelt Distinguished Public Service Award
May 30, 2019
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, was awarded the 2019 Franklin D. Roosevelt Distinguished Public Service Award by the Roosevelt Institute at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters office in Washington, DC. ... read more »
New Orleans Wins NBA Draft Lottery 2019 Presented By State Farm; Order Of Selection Set For June 20 NBA Draft
May 17, 2019
The Pelicans will have the first overall pick in NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm, which will be held on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. ET at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.  The NBA Draft will air live on ESPN and ESPN Radio and stream live on the ESPN App. ... 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 »
Will Self-Driving Cars Help or Harm Our Communities?
March 25, 2019
In cities like Washington, D.C., the arrival of self-driving vehicles has the potential to profoundly change how we get around. But whether those changes are for the better or the worse depends on the choices we make today, before these vehicles become widely available.   ... read more »
Black News Channel Hires Emmy Award-Winning News Veteran as Vice President of News and Programming
March 22, 2019
Black News Channel (BNC), the nation’s only African American news network, today announced that Gary C. Wordlaw has been named Vice President of News & Programming. In this role, Mr. Wordlaw will be responsible for developing and producing original news programming that will be able to make a deep, rich connection to the network’s target audience of African Americans. ... read more »
PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL RELEASES ALTERNATIVES FOR 2019 WEST COAST OCEAN SALMON FISHERIES
March 15, 2019
The Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted three alternative season structures for 2019 ocean salmon fisheries off of Washington, Oregon and California today for public review. The Council will make a final decision on salmon seasons at its meeting in Rohnert Park, California, on April 11-15. Detailed information about season starting dates, areas open, and catch limits for all three alternatives are available on the Council’s website at www.pcouncil.org.   ... read more »
UNCF Celebrates 75 Years of Investing in Better Futures at National DC Gala
March 15, 2019
During an historic night—in more ways than one—UNCF (United Negro College Fund) celebrated its 75th anniversary at its national UNCF “A Mind is…” Gala in Washington, DC, March 7. The event helped the storied organization reach new fundraising heights, raising more than it ever has during a single event—$3.4 million—for UNCF’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The event, whose title echoes the group’s iconic motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,”® celebrated the founding of the organization by Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) president Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson with backing from corporate leaders led by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Coca Cola President Robert W. Woodruff. ... read more »
New York Attorney Probing Trump Business Deals
March 14, 2019
New York’s attorney general has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump’s business dealings, taking action after his former lawyer told Congress he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window-The International Women of Courage Celebration Comes to Los Angeles!
March 7, 2019
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first week of March as Women’s History Week.  Seven years later, Congress declared the entire month of March as Women’s History Month. I find it sadly ironic that we need legislative reminders to celebrate and remember the accomplishments of various people and communities.  However, I am grateful that the work of women is being celebrated nonetheless! Across the country, March 8thhas been designated as, “International Women’s Day” where people celebrate and honor women worldwide. ... read more »
Prof. Hal and Dr. Bettye Walker Making History Opening The First Chapter of the National Space Society on the African Continent In Cape Town, South Africa
March 7, 2019
South Africa welcomed the opening of The first Chapter of theNational Space Society’s  (NSS) on the African Continent: The Cape Town Space Society(CTSS). Prof. Hildreth  (Hal) Walker, Jr. , the man that conducted the Lunar Laser Ranging Operations during the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Dr. Bettye Walker worked tirelessly to bring the first Chapter of the US National Space Society to The African Continent and received a grand welcome. ... read more »
Judge Rules “Profit Over People” Lawsuit May Proceed Against Pharmaceutical Giant Gilead Sciences, Inc.
March 1, 2019
According to HIV Litigation Attorneys, spearheading the effort to bring the drug manufacturer to justice, there is substantial evidence that Gilead withheld a safer alternative version of drugs to treat HIV for over a decade until its original patents on its other medication expired.   ... read more »
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