Resources for Black-Owned Businesses Amid Covid-19

On Friday, April 24, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an additional $310 million in funding for the Paycheck Protection Program after the first $349 million was exhausted. Many Black-owned and small businesses were left out of the first round of funding. Thanks to the efforts of the Congressional Black...

Another 374 Cases Brings Statewide Total to 27,660

Feds Commit to Providing 200,000 Tests Per Month to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is in Washington, D.C. today (April 29) to meet with President Donald Trump to discuss Louisiana’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Gov. Edwards is one of a handful of governors invited to meet one-on-one with the...

Legislators Approve Plan to Expand Absentee Voting

Though Grateful for the Step Forward, Advocates Continue to Push for More Comprehensive, Less Restrictive Plan With summer elections coming up amid concerns related to the spread of the deadly  coronavirus, the Louisiana Legislature recently expanded absentee ballot voting. The emergency elections plan submitted by Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin...

Jim Clyburn Speaks to Black America on COVID-19: Saving and Empowering Black Lives

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Washington, DC — National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., will conduct an exclusive interview with Democratic Party Majority Whip Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC) streamed live on Facebook at facebook.com/blackpressusa at noon (CST) Thursday, April 30. The must-see interview,...