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Following Census Data Release, Republican-Led Gerrymandering Will Commence

Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The U.S. Census Bureau release of data from its once-a-decade canvassing, which politicians, political watchers, and news reports...

America’s Widespread Police Brutality Problem Results in Tens of Thousands Taken to Emergency Rooms

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent A new investigation by the nonprofit The Marshall Project and data from the Centers for Disease...

Black Americans Are Being Vaccinated at Far Lower Rates

The rollout of the medicine from Pfizer and Moderna featured heavy promotion. High-profile African Americans like former President Barack Obama, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Coronavirus Task Force Member Dr. Ebony Hilton, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson received their shots publicly.

Black Clergy Leader, Rev. Dr. Sylvester Beaman, Delivers Historic Inaugural Benediction

“We need a president who is after the heart of God,” Rev. Dr. Sylvester Beaman, of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington, Delaware, told NBC News. “In these terrible times, if anybody can bring healing and reconciliation to a divided country, if we give him room to work, Joe Biden can be that person,” Rev. Beaman continued.

Push is On to Increase African Americans’ Confidence in COVID Vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s foremost infectious disease physician, also championed the work of Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, an African American scientist, whom Dr. Fauci said was at the forefront of the development of the vaccine. “So, the first thing you might want to say to my African American brothers and sisters is that the vaccine that you’re going to be taking was developed by an African American woman. And that is just a fact,” Dr. Fauci remarked.