Tuesday, April 7, 2020

U.S. Government

OPINION: Rev. Jesse Jackson, ‘Why I Support Sen. Bernie Sanders’

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. I am proud to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for president of the United States. While I consider Joe Biden, his opponent for the Democratic Party nomination, a decent man, I stand with Sanders. Here is why. I...

Chairwoman of Congressional Black Caucus Endorses Joe Biden

By KAT STAFFORD, Associated Press The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus has endorsed Joe Biden for president, an influential nod of support that could bolster his 2020 Democratic campaign. The endorsement by Democratic Rep. Karen Bass of California on Friday...

Kamala Harris Endorses Biden; Jesse Jackson Backs Sanders

By The Associated Press Kamala Harris endorsed Joe Biden on March 8 and said she would "do everything in my power'' to help elect him, becoming the latest dropout from the Democratic race for president to line up behind the...

AP VoteCast: Black Voters Carry Biden to his First Victory

By JOSH BOAK and HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has for weeks looked to the Black voters of South Carolina to hand a win to his flagging campaign. On Saturday, they delivered.  Biden won 60%...

Democrats Gather for ‘Bloody Sunday’ Commemoration in Selma

By JAY REEVES Associated Press SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates gathered Sunday in this crucible of the civil rights movement to appeal for Black support in a town where demonstrators were once beaten for marching for the right...

Mapping the Count: Census Week of Action

NNPA NEWSWIRE — To ensure all are counted, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is inviting you to take part in the Census Week of Action from February 24 to February 28. By Jamal Watkins, NAACP The...

Brown, Senate Democrats Press Upstart, Lenders for Answers Following Reports of Higher Interest Rates...

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NNPA NEWSWIRE — The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) prohibits discrimination in any aspect of a credit transaction. Under the statute, lenders can be liable if they treat applicants differently based on a prohibited basis, such as race or...

NNPA EXCLUSIVE — Biden Says, ‘The Black Vote Will Determine the Nominee’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke candidly to the Black Press during an interview Tuesday with Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). The interview...

CROWN Act Closer to Passing in Three States

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By Black Health Matters It’s always great when art imitates life, but it’s even better when life can take its cues from art. Whether it’s a coincidence or not, since Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver’s “Hair Love” won the...

Rihanna, John Lewis NAACP Image Awards Honorees

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By Austyn Ross NAACP Earlier this month, the NAACP announced that global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Rihanna, will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards. The President’s Award is presented in recognition of...

Biden and African-American Voters

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By Lawrence Crockett If Joe Biden ever took the Black vote for granted during his candidacy, then now’s the time to seriously appeal to Black voters on issues and not name recognition. Biden, according to a recently released Quinnipiac poll,...

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Announces $8.3 Million in Federal Grants for Head Start Projects

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $8,397,815 to ChildCareGroup for Head Start Projects. “This continued grant funding for Head Start projects will allow ChildCareGroup to...

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