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Thousands March on For Voting Rights, D.C. Statehood

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Like the suppressive bills passed and on the table in Republican-led states and the reluctance by some Democratic...

White House Releases Gun Reduction Strategy

White House Memorandum, NNPA Newswire In June, President Biden unveiled a comprehensive strategy to combat gun violence. This strategy implements preventative measures that are proven...

Congresswoman Norton Leads Bipartisan Group Seeking to Protect Women Drivers

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) has joined two of her House of Representatives colleagues in filing...

EXPLAINER: Who Has Been Charged in The Deadly Capitol Riot?

ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | Associated Press with Michael Balsamo | Associated Press Dozens of people have already been arrested and prosecutors across the U.S. have vowed to...

While Some Minority Students and Teachers Thrive in Distant Learning, Others Struggle Daily

“There’s a bunch of research about the value add of Black teachers in school. It turns out that Black teachers help all students to perform better,” says Sekou Biddle, the Vice President of Advocacy and Student Professional Development Programs at the United Negro College Fund. “White students perform better too. When Black people do well, everyone does well. The problem is that when others do well without us doing well, they leave us behind,” concluded Biddle, who leads advocacy efforts to ensure that more African American students will be college-ready and better prepared to enroll in and complete college.