Monday, December 5, 2022

Politics

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) As lawmakers, community stakeholders and activists protest against current White House policies, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) hosted a summit on the future of civil rights under the Trump Administration. There was no shortage of blunt talk during the panel discussion, which lasted nearly two hours. […]
On Sunday, a fire broke out at a two-story Queens home and killed at least five people, three of which were children.
Ninth District Congressman Steve Cohen of Memphis was in the audience for what he termed “a marvelous service and even more marvelous speech” as President delivered remarks at the funeral for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney at the College of...
‘Give Me Your Tired English-Speakers Only’ Justice Department to Seek Out Bias Against Whites K.C. Editorial: We Don’t Want to Be the New Miss. Alternative Press Tackles Deportation, Black Arrests Adams Simmons Joins National Geographic Short Takes “How strange...
By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A panel discussion on police brutality, that featured verbal sparring between White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman and veteran journalist Ed Gordon, silent protests and heckling, overshadowed the celebration of media excellence at the...
By Othor Cain (The Mississippi Link/NNPA Member) Chokwe Antar Lumumba became the youngest mayor in the history of Jackson, Miss., when he was sworn-in last month in front of a standing room-only crowd at Jackson’s Convention Center Complex. Lumumba, 34, defeated...
by Montee Lopez Special to The New Tri-State Defender Under the banner of #TakeEmDown901, 30-plus local activists walked inside Memphis City Hall on Wednesday to deliver a message to Mayor Jim Strickland – take the statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and...
By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During a conference call with reporters, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), pledged to revisit the debate around impeachment when Congress returns after Labor Day and announced...
President Trump responded to a GOP senator's recent criticism of him with a Friday morning tweet. Strange statement by Bob Corker considering that he is constantly asking me whether or not he should run again in '18. Tennessee not happy! —...
By Montee Lopez, Special to The New Tri-State Defender ...