U.S. Rep. Troy Carter Announces Bill to Forgive up to $50K in Student Loan Debt

WASHINGTON,DC - Today (Wednesday, Aug. 11), U.S. Rep Tro Carter announced his bill to forgive up to $50,000 in federal student loans for any and all federal borrowers. “It’s Congress’ job to improve the lives of the American people,” said Congressman Troy A. Carter Sr. “While some tragedies are out of...

New Report Reveals Breakthrough Cases Among Vaccinated Are Extremely Rare

The rate of breakthrough cases reported among those fully vaccinated is well below 1 percent in all reporting states, ranging from 0.01 percent in Connecticut to 0.90 percent in Oklahoma. The rate of breakthrough cases in the District of Columbia stands at 0.04 percent. Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National...

Despite CDC Temporary Eviction Reprieve, No Permanent Solution Found

By Charlene Crowell   On August 4, an estimated 11 million American consumers facing imminent evictions gained a short-term reprieve, thanks to an eviction moratorium extension ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Effective August 3 through October 3, counties experiencing substantial and high levels of COVID-19 levels, many of which...

Biden-Harris Administration to Invest More Than $1.6 Billion to Support COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation in Vulnerable Communities

As COVID-19 cases rise among unvaccinated people and where the more transmissible Delta virus variant is surging, this funding will expand activities to detect, diagnose, trace, and monitor infections and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in homeless shelters, treatment and recovery facilities, domestic violence shelters and federal, state and local...

14-year old Metro-Area Girl Becomes First Black Winner of Scripps National Spelling Bee

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Senior National CorrespondentZaila Avant-garde twirled around in a spin, her smile radiating from the clear braces covering her teeth as confetti fell from the ceilings. The 14-year-old from Harvey, La., had reason to twirl and spin, and most importantly, she had more than enough reasons to...

President Biden’s Proposed $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Will Do More Than Improve Dilapidated Roads and Bridges Across the Country

Supporters say the plan will also help save lives. The NTSB’s push for legislation comes as truck driver deaths sit at the highest level in more than three decades. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s most recent report showed that 885 large truck occupants died in 2018 – an increase...