Tuesday, April 20, 2021

National

(Photos by Victorial Will/Invision/AP - Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Former Vice President Joe Biden may have apologized for how he handled the 1991 Senate testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas but according to Anita Hill it’s “not enough.” She said...
by Lee R. Watkins, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Despite some controversial court rulings against it, the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association continues to fight and has seen momentum swing in its favor.  Now, the Memphis-based organization is asking President...
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The National Newspaper Publishers Association lost one of its own this week with the death of Bernal E. Smith II, publisher of The New Tri-State Defender and a well-respected member of the NNPA. Mr....
BY CATHERINE LUCEY and MEGHAN HOYER, Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America's federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that reflects...
For Rainbow PUSH Coalition President Joseph Kyles, a recent trip accompanying Rainbow PUSH Coalition Rev. Jesse Jackson to the hurricane-devastated island of Puerto Rico was extremely humbling. Fifty-one deaths had been associated with the destruction as of Tuesday (Oct. 24)....
More than a million black people face an increased risk of cancer and asthma thanks to air pollution resulting from oil refineries or natural gas facilities in their backyards, a troubling new report has found. The report, released by the...
  I promise I'm going to dig into this in more depth when I have time. But even with Special Investigator Robert Mueller is handing out indictments, even while POTUS45 incessantly tweets nonsense about it being fake news, that isn't...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Don Lemon celebrates achievements in the LGBTQ community at the GLAAD Gala San Francisco, in partnership with LGBTQ ally, Ketel One Vodka at City View at Metreon on September 9, 2017 in San...
Donna Brazile has caused a media storm with excerpts from her new book, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House. First, in a excerpt published in Politico on Thursday, Brazile...
By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, The Associated Press One hundred and thirty years after white mobs massacred black laborers and their families to end a sugar strike, a Louisiana parish government is expected to approve a resolution to mark the attack's anniversary and...