Black Woman Takes Over as a Chief of U.S. Capitol Police

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Yogananda Pittman, a Morgan State graduate, takes over as acting Chief of the 2,300-member U.S. Capitol Police just one week after the violent insurrection desecrated American democracy. The riot agitated by President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 resulted in two Capitol Police...

Civil Rights Leaders Join Call for Trump’s Removal Under the 25th Amendment

Congress members who enabled his instigation of a violent coup should be censured, leader say. In the dark shadow of the unsettling violence at the U.S. Capitol instigated Pres. Donald Trump, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial and National Action Network President Rev. Al Sharpton are calling...

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...

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...