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More than 50 years after MLK’s assassination, children of civil rights icon fight voter suppression

Bernice A. King joined the children of late civil rights champions the Rev. C.T. Vivian, and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, in blasting voter suppression laws that have cropped up since the 2020 election.

Attorney Yusef Jackson joins Correctional Technology Company as Senior Advisor to help deal with high costs of prison phone calls

TriceEdneyWire.com - Attorney and entrepreneur Yusef Jackson is joining the executive team at Aventiv Technologies, according to a company announcement. Jackson is the son of Rainbow/PUSH founder Jesse Jackson and has been a longtime advocate for civil rights alongside his ...

U.S. House of Representatives passes milestone Voting and Ethics Legislation

House Resolution 1 – the “For the People Act of 2021” – counts as a strong rebuke and counterbalance to voting restrictions considered or enacted in various Republican-led states across the country. It restricts partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts and ...

George Floyd Family and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) Receive the NNPAF 2021 Newsmaker of the Year Award

The National Newspaper Publishers Association Fund (NNPAF) BLACK PRESS WEEK will honor the George Floyd Family and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) with the Newsmaker Award for Leadership during its two-day virtual conference on Thursday, March 18 at ...

Black Press Week, March 18- 19, focuses on Black Businesses

Considering the challenges facing Black Businesses and the Black Press as a result of COVID-19, the National Newspaper Publishers Association Fund Black Press Week will zero in on the theme “BLACK BUSINESS Challenges, Responsibilities, and Opportunities Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic.” The ...

Foster votes for gun violence prevention bills

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) on Thursday voted to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act, two commonsense gun violence prevention measures to require background checks on all gun sales and close ...

House passes $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan on Wednesday and the bill now heads to President Joe Biden's desk to signed into law. President Biden is expected to sign the Bill on Friday.

Senate passes $1.9 trillion American rescue plan

thetimesweekly.com President Joe Biden promised help was on the way to an America still battered by COVID-19, and after a marathon session of debate known as vote-a-rama and some dissension in the Democratic ranks – particularly Sen. Joe Manchin of ...

ASALH hosts first-ever Virtual Celebration of Black History Month

The Association For The Study of African American Life and History is hosting its first-ever Virtual Festival to celebrate Black History Month.

President Biden focuses on unity in inauguration speech

History was made Wednesday with the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. For the first time in our nation’s history, Kamala Harris, the first Black, and South Asian American woman took the oath of office as ...

Senate passes Bill to create African American burial grounds network

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation that would better protect historic African American cemeteries. The measure also paves the way for the creation of an African American Burial Grounds Network. “We know that for too long in too many parts ...

Nearly seven years after water provided to the residents of the majority Black city of Flint, Michigan, several officials, including former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, reportedly will face criminal cha

Nearly seven years after water provided to the residents of the majority Black city of Flint, Michigan, several officials, including former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, reportedly will face criminal charges. Snyder, his health director, and other ex-officials were informed of ...

President-Elect Biden Says Police Would Have Reacted Far Different With Black Lives Matter Protest

President-elect Joe Biden pulled no punches on Thursday when he spoke about the violent mob that rioted, looted, and ransacked the U.S. Capitol a day earlier. The actions from the mob of President Donald Trump supporters contributed to death, destruction, ...

U.S. House votes to impeach President Donald Trump

A week after an angry mob of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Building in Washington in an effort to stop the Congress from certifying the election of President-elect Joe Biden, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday ...

Trump plans to execute four Black Death row inmates before he leaves office

Trump and Barr have executed about 25% of all death row prisoners and, according to a recent interview with the Associated Press the Attorney General has not only defended the pace of execution but also pledged to do more before ...

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