Politics & Law

Congressman John Lewis Endorses Joe Biden for President

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Legendary Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.), one of America’s foremost moral leaders whose work since the civil rights movement of the 1950s made him a national treasure, has formally endorsed former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden as the 2020 Democratic nominee for President of the United States…

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Rep. JA Moore Holds Coronavirus Video Conference

In response to the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on normal life in South Carolina, State Representative JA Moore (D-Berkeley) brought together a number of medical experts, local officials, and prominent community figures to talk about the many aspects of the crisis and inform the public. “The coronavirus pandemic has upended so many…

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Ghanaian Women Push For Passage Of Affirmative Action Bill

Under the banner “EachforEqual,” women’s rights groups in Ghana turned out this year on March 8, urging President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to address gender inequalities and social injustices and promote women and girls’ rights in the country. “If we believe in the campaign theme #EachForEqual, which marks the International Women’s Day for 2020, then…

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Census Bureau Delays Decennial Count

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it would delay its decennial count by at least two weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a conference call on Friday, March 20, Tim Olsen, the associated director for field operations at the Census Bureau, noted that the original…

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Trump Wants to Give Money Directly to Americans Impacted by Coronavirus

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are working on a plan to send checks directly to the nation’s citizens to counter the effects of the coronavirus, which has led to the shutdown of businesses in an effort to prevent the spread of the disease.Mnuchin made the announcement during…

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Civil Rights Leaders Call on Congress to Address Disproportionate Impact of Coronavirus on Black Americans

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The NAACP has requested an urgent meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer regarding racial equity in the coronavirus response proposal. According to a release, “Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League; Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic…

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Two Local Legislators to Call It Quits

By Barney Blakeney Two long serving Charleston County state legislators have announced they will retire upon completion of the current legislative session. Hollywood Rep. Robert Brown and North Charleston Rep. David Mack say they will not seek re-election in November. At the end of the session Brown will have served House Dist. 116 20 years.…

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CBCF Issues Statement on Status of 2020 Programming

CBCF Board Chair Congressman Cedric L. Richmond and Interim President and CEO Tonya Veasey issued the following statement regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its effect on future CBCF activities and events: “The health and wellness of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s supporters, funders and alumni is extremely important to us. As the coronavirus spreads…

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