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Congress Poised to Pass EQUAL Act, Game Changing Legislation in the Racist ‘War on...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Many have identified New York City in the 1980s as the epicenter of the War on...

Oakland Program Distributes $500 to Families of Color

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent In the middle of a worldwide awakening to the centuries-old racism and oppression suffered by Black...

OP-ED: Where We Go from Here

So, for me, 2021 is about hope and about working for a better life for all and a better nation together as we rise from the terrible test that 2020 has been. It is about recommitting to one another and to good works to help our brothers and sisters in need. And even before we voted for inclusion, we were already making good trouble. White, Black and Brown nationwide took to the streets this past spring and summer to ask our nation — to demand of our nation — that we address the systematic racism that has plagued this country since its founding. That has torn the very fabric of our country and created so much pain and loss. With one voice, all were saying: ‘Please, at long last, fix this.’” — Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW

In First Act of New Congress, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Introduces Reparations Bill

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent With the start of the 117th Congress this week, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), a senior...

Electoral College Seals President-Elect Biden’s Election Victory

Stacy M. Brown | NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent On Monday, December 14, the nation’s Electoral College officially stamped Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as...