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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent  In what the White House called a significant step towards enhancing police accountability and rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris announced the establishment of the National Law Enforcement Accountability Database. The initiative marks the ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Beginning Nov. 1, federal student loan borrowers will have to resume making payments on their loans for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. And, after the Supreme Court smacked down President Joe Biden’s original loan forgiveness program, the administration is targeting another avenue ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Democrats are increasingly worried about a potential drop in Black voter turnout next year, particularly among Black men, their most loyal constituency, who played a pivotal role in securing President Biden’s victory in 2020 and are crucial to his bid for reelection. The Washington Post analyzed ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent President Joe Biden signed a proclamation on Tuesday, establishing a national monument honoring Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Black teenager whose tragic lynching in 1955 ignited a nationwide outcry against racial injustice and discrimination. Named the “Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument,” the historic memorial will ...
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    By Charlene Crowell When the Biden Administration announced its latest initiative to reduce the nation’s unsustainable trillion-dollar student debt, both borrowers and advocates rejoiced. In the coming weeks an estimated 804,000 student loan borrowers will together receive $39 billion in federal loan debt cancellations. These unprecedented debt cancellations are available due to systemic corrections that ...
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    By Charlene Crowell  On June 30, a long-awaited and consequential Supreme Court decision denied forgiveness that would have erased $430 billion of federal student loan balances for 20 million borrowers and lowered the median amount owed by another 23 million borrowers from $29,400 to $13,600. Instead, the nation’s highest court yielded to six states – ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent House members returned to the U.S. Capitol last Friday and, after some debate, passed the Inflation Reduction Act, major legislation that the Biden-Harris administration said would lower health-care costs, fight climate change, raise taxes on some large companies and reduce the deficit. President Biden signed the ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent On the first anniversary of the police murder of George Floyd, President Joe Biden invited the slain Black man’s family to the White House. At the time, Biden expressed optimism that the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would become law. That didn’t happen. On the ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent America – and most notably Black America – is back to work, declared President Joe Biden as he announced one of the most robust job reports in modern times. “History has been made here,” the president declared. The economy created 467,000 jobs in January, and the ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are stepping up their efforts to narrow the racial wealth gap. Following the President’s visit to Oklahoma, where he observed the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the Administration announced it would reinvest in communities that failed policies have ...