Wednesday, October 5, 2022

National

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tearfully embracing a history-making moment, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said Friday her confirmation as the first Black woman to the Supreme Court showed the progress of America, declaring, "We’ve made it — all of us.” Jackson delivered emotional...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a historic barrier by securing her place as the first Black female justice and giving President Joe Biden a bipartisan endorsement for his...
The 54th commemoration of the death in Memphis of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the draw that will have the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, in Memphis on...
“This moment (was) 130 years in the making. Ida B. Wells did what she could, and then she passed on the baton to those who came after her. And this was our moment, and what a moment it was.” Civil...
A second group of Ukrainian children with cancer has arrived for treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee after they fled with their families from the war in their home country, the hospital said. Four children ages 6...
by Aaron Morrison --  Sen. Cory Booker cut through a tense third day of hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Wednesday with a speech on racial progress that drew tears from the nominee and...
(NNPA Newswire) -- A White House photo featuring dozens of African American members of the Biden-Harris administration circulated the internet during the opening days of Black History Month, and one would be hard-pressed to find anyone as proud as...
by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. -- The nation is mourning the passing of Cheryl Hickmon, national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, the nation’s largest African-American sorority. Hickmon was elected president of the organization dedicated to sisterhood, scholarship and...
by Stacy M. Brown -- Vice President Kamala Harris provided a message of hope while striking an encouraging tone during an exclusive interview with the Black Press of America. Harris, who cut her teeth as a California prosecutor, state attorney general,...
“A Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls” is projected to usher thousands to the nation’s capital this June. Religious leaders, social activists and 200-plus partner organizations have launched coordinating committees...