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    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Judiciary Committee discussed the Justice In Policing Act of 2020 in a wide ranging discussion with the National Newspaper Publishers Association–Black Press of America late Wednesday June 17. This is a fact sheet of the bill at the time of the hearing, but it may change in ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Chairwoman Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) led a delegation of Congressional Black Caucus members to the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday in San Ysidro, California, where they said they witnessed first-hand the deplorable treatment and plight of Black immigrants. Bass, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY), ...
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    By Stacy M.Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Former U.S. Congressman John Conyers, whose 15-year fight to pass legislation that would make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a federal holiday, has died. He was 90. The longtime Michigan Democrat represented what is now the state’s 13th Congressional District (which includes parts of western Detroit) for ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent With a lively and capacity crowd inside the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Sept. 12, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., and NNPA Chair Karen Carter Richards presented the annual National Leadership Awards. The 2019 honorees are ...
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    By Julianne Malveaux The 116th Congress, sworn in on January 3, is the most diverse our nation has ever seen. There are more women – 102 – than ever before. More members of the Congressional Black Caucus – 55 – than ever before. Indeed, a former Congressional Black Caucus intern, Lauren Underwood (D-IL) is part ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Ron Dellums, the firebrand former Oakland mayor and founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, who vigorously fought on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised, died on Monday, July 30. Dellums, who helped shaped politics in the Bay Area for decades, reportedly died after a long battle with prostate ...
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    By Freddie Allen Editor-in-Chief, NNPA Newswire Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said that she’s seriously considering running for Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, the fourth-highest ranking position in Democratic leadership in the United States House of Representatives. “Given where our party is and the direction that it needs to go in…my history and experience demonstrate that ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke and Freddie Allen Congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, recently hosted a forum on Capitol Hill titled “Affirmative Action, Inclusion, and Racial Climate on America’s Campuses.” Conyers said that recent ...
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    By Rep. Al Green (TX-09), Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) Historically, during times of national emergency, Americans unite to meet the challenge. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina altered the lives of thousands of Americans throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, damaging cities that have not been the same since. But, no matter our ...
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    By Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.) As I write this, I am preparing to travel with my colleagues to Nigeria, where I will have the honor of meeting some of the Chibok girls who were released after two waves of negotiations between Boko Haram and Nigerian government officials. It is my fourth trip to Nigeria ...