Jason Williams Expected to Announce Transition Team

Today (Tuesday, Dec. 15), District Attorney-Elect Jason Williams will announce his transition leadership team and update the public on the transition process. Williams has a scheduled a press conference at 2:15 p.m. today at Edna Karr School in Algiers. Running on a platform of wide-ranging reform in the District Attorney’s...

Evers Family Home Established as National Monument

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt recently announced the establishment of the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson, Mississippi as the 423rd unit of the National Park System. The monument was authorized by the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (P.L. 116-9), which...

Councilwoman Moreno Introduces CROWN Act Ordinance

New Orleans City Councilwoman-at-large Helena Moreno has introduced legislation to prohibit discrimination in the workplace, in housing and public accommodations based on the way Black women choose to wear their hair. Moreno introduced the ordinance on Tuesday, Dec. 8.According to recent national studies, Black women are 50 percent more likely to be...

Congressional Black Caucus Elects Executive Committee for the 117th Congress

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMeda U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) will chair the Congressional Black Caucus for the 117th Congress. The announcement came as the CBC embarks on its 50th anniversary as the voice of Black America in Congress. Along with Congresswoman Beatty, the CBC announced a...

Biden-Harris Administration Commits to Ensuring Government Spending with Black and Minority-Owned Media Businesses

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration plans to support legislation offered by District of Columbia Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton that would ensure federal agencies advertise with minority-owned businesses, including the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). “From the racial equity plan – at the...