SCLC Wants President Joe Biden to Use Executive Order to Restore the Gutted 1965 Voting Rights Act with Expansion

From the NNPA Newswire The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) called on President Joe Biden to use an executive order to restore Section 4 and Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Officials of the organization, which was co-founded and first led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said...

Faith Leaders Nationwide Decry Immorality of the Filibuster on Poor People’s Campaign Moral Monday

Faith leaders from across the nation gathered online and in-person On Monday, April 5 to stand against the immorality of the filibuster and its racist history.  Representing religions across the board, the faith leaders participated in the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Monday Program: Make Holy Trouble program that took place...

Black Execs Denounce Voter Suppression

With at least 250 new laws proposed in 43 states, the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose membership include 800 current and former Black CEOs, senior executives, and board directors at Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, and entrepreneurs at top-tier firms, has issued the following...

A Year of COVID-19 Brought Record Consumer Debt and Collection Complaints

70 million consumers contacted by at least one debt collector  By Charlene CrowellNNPA ContributorAfter more than a year of COVID-19, the nation’s collective ability to cope with dual public health and economic crises has diminished many consumers’ ability to remain financially stable. While this February’s national employment report by the Bureau of...

Civil Rights Memorial Center Seeks Poem Submissions for New Exhibit

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Civil Rights Memorial Center is partnering with New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander to produce a community poem for a new exhibit that will be featured at the Center when it reopens later this year. The public is invited to submit poems to be considered for the exhibit, the CRMC announced today.   The CRMC is an interpretive center operated by the...

President Biden’s Racial Equity Initiative: Moving Marginalized Communities Toward America’s Bounty

By Charlene CrowellNNPA Newswire On Jan. 26, President Joe Biden took steps to bring the nation towards the long-promised, but never realized, pledge of racial justice. Four executive orders signed that day make clear that the new Administration will take meaningful and corrective actions.   The Department of Housing and Urban Development...