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Democrats Hold Hearing on White Supremacy

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia House Democrats June 4 grilled officials from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security during a hearing focusing on how the Trump administration is addressing the growing threat of violent white supremacist groups. The House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing, titled “Confronting White…

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Norton’s Congressional Bill Ensures U.S. Government Includes Black and Women-Owned Media in Advertising Contracts

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia BREAKING NEWS — Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) formally introduces a bill that she and others hope will help to stop federal agencies from overlooking Black-, other minority-, and women-owned businesses when establishing advertising contracts. The bill requires all federal agencies to include…

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Michelle Obama Co-Chairs ‘When We All Vote’

By Lauren Victoria Burke When We All Vote, a non-partisan organization inspiring voter turnout in the run up to Election Day in November, is working on a National Week of Action. Former First Lady Michelle Obama is serving as a co-chair. “When We All Vote, we get new ideas and new energy. We get leaders…

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California Prosecutor Michael Selyem Says He’s Surprised “Ghetto” Maxine Waters Hasn’t Been Shot

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Michael Selyem, a deputy district attorney in San Bernardino County, California, is in hot water for attacking Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) in a series of unhinged social media posts. The San Bernardino Sun reported, that Selyem, a top gang prosecutor, “has been placed on paid leave pending the…

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Opposition Mounts for Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor If President Donald Trump’s last Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is any indication, his latest pick in Brett Kavanaugh will do the civil rights community no favors, National Urban League President Marc Morial said following the announcement of the president’s high court nominee. Morial wasn’t alone, as many others joined…

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Rep. Barbara Lee Considers Run for Chair of the Democratic Caucus

By Freddie Allen, Editor-in-Chief, NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA.com 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…

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