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Senate Confirms Marcia Fudge as HUD Secretary

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm Rep. Marcia Fudge as Secretary of the Department of...

State Allows San Diego County to Move Into Red Tier

By Katie Cadiao, County of San Diego Communications Office The state notified the County yesterday that it will be allowed to lift some COVID-19 restrictions...

What Should You Do If Your Loved One Goes Missing?

“Children are detained and subject to further abuse,” Sherri Jefferson of the African American Juvenile Justice Project (AAJJP) told NNPA Newswire this week. In many cases, when a child goes missing, parents are told to delay reporting for 24 hours. Jefferson called such a delay a denial of justice that [could] lead to the death of those missing. “Police misinform or misuse information provided by the families to include an emphasis on depression, behavior or conduct disorders, and isolation,” Jefferson demanded. “These factors lessen the chance of defining the person as missing.” Ultimately, the missing person is viewed through the lens of voluntarily being absent or willfully not wanting to be located, Jefferson added. AAJJP officials also expressed concern about trafficking.

Black Lawmakers Back Gov. Newsom’s $6.6 Billion Plan for Reopening Schools

Bo Tefu | California Black Media Black officials and health advocates across the state have thrown their support behind Gov. Gavin Newsom’s equity-informed plan for...

PRESS ROOM: Leading CEOs Champion Equity for the Black Community in Accessing COVID-19 Vaccines

Led by a diverse group of Black CEOs, this initiative gathers resources from respected and trusted community and business leaders, health professionals and public officials to ensure that accurate and transparent information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available to Black Americans. Our country’s long history of unethical medical practices in the Black community has increased distrust around medical science and may contribute to hesitancy among Black Americans to take the vaccine.

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