By Stacy M. Brown Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday announced the Women in the Sustainable Economy (WISE) Initiative, which the White House says supports the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) theme of “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All.” Its goal is to strengthen women’s economic empowerment globally. The initiative contains over $900 […]
Weather officials and experts have confirmed that last month was the hottest October ever globally.
The Biden-Harris Administration has pledged that generous subsidies will ensure that most consumers remain shielded from the rising costs.
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia House Republicans are set to decide the fate of Title I education grants, a federal program providing critical support for low-income students nationwide. The proposed cuts, amounting to nearly 80 percent, have raised concerns about the future of educational opportunities for disadvantaged children. The vote, […]
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Senior U.S. Judge Thomas Thrash has ruled that the Fearless Fund, a venture capital firm based in Atlanta, can continue its grant program exclusively tailored for Black women entrepreneurs. The judge said the lawsuit challenging the practice, which argued it unlawfully excluded individuals of other […]
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia To help fortify historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) nationwide, the HBCU Transformation Project has garnered a substantial $124 million investment from Blue Meridian Partners. The infusion of capital elevates the total investment in the project to an impressive $184 million. The initiative, launched in […]
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The U.S. Supreme Court declined to impose new restrictions on state courts regarding election-related matters. The decision came as the Court ruled against Republicans in North Carolina fighting for a congressional district map that favored their candidates. The justices voted 6-3, stating that the North […]
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Records obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have shed light on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) persistent enforcement of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) on state and local law enforcement agencies seeking to use the agency’s cell site simulators. The ACLU found that the […]
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Yusef Salaam, a man who endured wrongful imprisonment, has launched a campaign for a seat on the New York City Council. Widely recognized for the unjust ordeal that altered the trajectory of his life, Salaam now aspires to join the very power structure that once […]
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In a surprising decision on Thursday, the Supreme Court struck down Republican-drawn congressional districts in Alabama, ruling that they discriminated against Black voters. The 5-4 vote means state officials must redraw the heavily Republican-favored map of Alabama’s seven congressional districts. Chief Justice John Roberts and […]