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
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
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
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
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
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
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
October 15, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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