Government & Elected Officials

Texas Tech School of Medicine will not consider race in admissions process, per agreement with Trump administration

April 14, 2019

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine will not consider race or national origin as a factor in its admissions process, according to an agreement the school entered with the Department of Education in February.

The agreement concludes a 14-year-long investigation into the school's use of affirmative action in its admissions process after someone who... Read more

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Buttigieg calls for 'Douglass Plan' to boost economic prosperity for African Americans

June 17, 2019
Pete Buttigieg is calling for a “new Marshall Plan” to create economic prosperity for African Americans, as he seeks to address his biggest vulnerability in the 2020... Read more

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BET To Air Black Economic Alliance 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum, Moderated By Soledad O'Brien, On June 16

June 19, 2019
With the first Democratic caucuses and primaries kicking off in just a few months, many voters find themselves wondering which candidate will fight for the needs of Black... Read more

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7 Powerful Takeaways From Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Testimony To Congress About Reparations

June 24, 2019
Reparations are emerging as a front-and-center debate and likely to be a hot topic during the 2020 election.
Black leaders including actor Danny Glover have been outspoken about the... Read more

U.S. Files First Criminal Charges Against Major Drug Distributor For Opioid Crisis

April 24, 2019

The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients’ safety.

Rochester Drug Co-operative Inc (RDC), one of the 10 largest U.S. drug distributors, agreed to pay a $20 million fine and enter a f... Read more


Kamala Harris Offers Sweeping Plan To Dock Companies That Don’t Pay Women Equally


Finally, a Policy Proposal That Takes The Housing Crisis Seriously

June 10, 2019

On Wednesday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) became the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to propose penalizing cities that exacerbate the housing... Read more

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‘Central Park Five’ To Trump: Death Penalty Ad Put A ‘Bounty On Our Head’

June 10, 2019

One of the five men who was falsely convicted in the so-called Central Park Five case slammed President Donald Trump for his vicious 1989 attack ads during a Friday event at which... Read more

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Voting Rights Forum October 15th

October 15, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Have you had issues at the polls?
Everything you need to know about Amendment 4 and correcting Voting Issues. 
For more information contact Anita Lewis... Read more


In First Debate, Democrats Say They’re All for Change, but Argue Over How Far to Go and at What Cost

June 27, 2019
In the Democrats’ first presidential primary debate Wednesday night, the candidates each hit on the need for change, but showed differences about how they would achieve such... Read more