Monday, May 25, 2020

National

by Vanessa Etienne -- (bet.com) --  Earl G. Graves Sr., the founder and publisher of Black Enterprise, has died at 85. According to his son Earl “Butch” Graves Jr., he passed away at 9:22 p.m. on April 6 after a long fight...
Here are some questions and answers about how the unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package  signed into law Friday may help you: Who is getting a check? Everyone earning up to $75,000 in adjusted gross income — the income on your...
By Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro --  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders announced agreement Wednesday on an unparalleled, $2 trillion emergency bill to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus...
While Congress is working on the terms for an emergency stimulus bill to respond to the economic fallout of the coronavirus, Congressional Black Caucus members said Monday they won’t advocate for its approval if the most vulnerable citizens aren’t...
“This virus will have dire consequences on so many, but specifically African Americans, which suffer from higher rates of chronic illness.” That was part of the message of Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, conveyed Sunday evening during...
by Steve Peoples and Will Weissert — LOS ANGELES — New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was reassessing her candidacy Wednesday as the winnowing process in the Democrats’ 2020 nomination fight...
By Stacy M. Brown -- The coronavirus (COVID-19) is no longer a problem for China. And, it's not some passing bug that causes only little to worry. The deadly illness now has many in an almost panic-like state as new...
A three-word chant – “We want Mike” – reverberated through Minglewood Hall in Midtown as former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg made a pre-Super Tuesday presidential tour stop on Friday morning. “If you want Mike, and I hope you...
by Matthew Daly – WASHINGTON – Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law. The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after...
When you are the jury foreperson in a high-profile trial that affects the fortunes of the sitting president of the United States, a related post on your Facebook page will make you a sought-after interview. Such is the case...