Schumer Statement on Senator McConnell’s Impeachment Trial Resolution

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement in response to Senator McConnell’s Senate impeachment trial resolution proposal: “Senator McConnell repeatedly promised Senators, the public and the press that his rules for the trial would be the same as the rules for President Clinton’s trial. After reading his...

Redefining Suffrage, Unerasing Black Women

By Gwen McKinneyBlackPress USA Sojourner Truth. Harriet Tubman. Ida B. Wells. Shirley Chisholm. Rosa Parks. These household names, spanning a couple of centuries, qualify for the Suffrage Hall of Fame. Almost a buzz word synonymous with the Year of the Woman, in 2020 the centerpiece of suffrage will be marked by the 100th Anniversary...

Activists Return to Mississippi with Jay-Z and Other Celebs to Close Parchman

By LERAE FUNDERBURGBlackPress USA In mid January, the activist group Until Freedom, traveled from New York City to Jackson, Mississippi, in an effort to seek justice for the inmates in the Mississippi State Penitentiary. They met with local organizations and officials, including; The Poor People’s Campaign, the Mississippi Prison Reform Project, the...

Wendell Pierce and Partners to Relaunch WBOK on January 27 with New Programming, Talent and Website

 Louisiana's oldest African American radio station, WBOK 1230 AM, is relaunching on Monday, Jan. 27, with a new brand, website, programming and more just in time for Black History Month. New owners, Equity Media, comprised of New Orleans native and Actor/Producer Wendell Pierce, Spears Group President/CEO Cleveland Spears, III, Henry...