Monday, June 1, 2020

“WE’RE LIVING THE UNDERCOUNT” – 2020 CENSUS LAYS GROUNDWORK FOR BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE, TEXAS ADVOCATES SAY

Fiercely committed to a complete count of Texas residents for Census 2020, advocates across ethnic groups are re-thinking tactics and strategies of how to increase self-response rates during the COVID-19… Read More
Monday, June 1, 2020

Meharry Proposes Consortium of HBCU Med Schools to Tackle COVID-19’s Uneven Toll

The president of the historically Black Meharry Medical College said on Wednesday that a consortium of the nation’s four Black medical schools would be the group best prepared to tackle… Read More
Thursday, May 28, 2020

NBCSL Calls for an End to Senseless Violence Against Others Based on Racist Stereotypes

NBCSL Calls for an End to Senseless Violence Against Others Based on Racist StereotypesMay 28, 2020In addition to trying to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, the nation was introduced recently through… Read More
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Ahmaud Arbery's killing spurs action on Southern states' lack of hate crime laws

Earlier this month a video surfaced showing the Feb. 23 shooting of an unarmed black man pursued by two white men and shot in broad daylight while jogging through a neighborhood in… Read More
Monday, May 25, 2020

Opinion: We can’t just order Americans back to work amid COVID-19. Let’s also protect them.

As states rush to reopen amid the continuing spread of the deadly coronavirus, they and the federal government should take extra precautions on behalf of the people our economy runs… Read More
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Black lawmakers call for more COVID-19 aid for black businesses and rural towns in SC

A group of black state legislators said Monday that South Carolina officials need to provide more COVID-19 testing and help for residents in predominantly black rural communities — populations that have been profoundly… Read More
Friday, May 1, 2020

NBCSL OP-ED - “Penny Wise and Pound Foolish” Opening Businesses Prematurely Endangers Workers in Communities of Color”

The notion of “re-opening” our economy presumes that, prior to COVID-19, the U.S. economy was “open” for every American. People of color have a different economic reality. While every American… Read More
Friday, April 24, 2020

Rep. Anika T. Omphroy(FL) Appointed to Re-Open Florida Task Force

Rep. Anika T. Omphroy(FL) Appointed to Re-Open Florida Task Force NBCSL member and Florida Rep. Anika T. Omphroy (D) has been appointed by Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, to serve on the Re-Open Florida… Read More
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

COVID-19 Is Exposing Health Disparities

It’s No Surprise That COVID-19 Is Exposing Health Disparities The coronavirus’ impact on African Americans requires us to address an ongoing problem for U.S. communities. Despite the herotics, efforts of… Read More
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

CARES ACT includes $400 Million in Funds for the 2020 Federal Election Cycle to States

When the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law on March 27, 2020, it included $400 million in emergency funds to states to… Read More
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