Stacy M. Brown,NNPA Newswire Correspondent | With over 50,000 federal employees, the fourth congressional district in Maryland represents the fifth largest number of workers, and Maryland likely counts as the third-largest impacted state by the government shutdown, according to Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown. “So, I’m hearing about this, like my colleagues,...
By Cammy Harbison, Newsweek On Tuesday, Netflix announced it will raise its prices by 13 to 18 percent for U.S. subscribers. The price hike will be the largest in the history of the 12-year-old streaming service. According to CNN, the upcoming Netflix price increase is being implemented to support the many new and...
Tens of thousands of low-income renters nationwide could lose housing assistance, including many seniors and people with disabilities. By Sanjana Karanth and Arthur Delaney, Huffington Post Some renters in Arkansas are already facing eviction, thanks to the partial government shutdown. A property manager told tenants at properties in Alma and several other towns that...
Derrick Johnson, President & CEO of the NAACP, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of William Barr for Attorney General. He will testify on Wednesday, January 16 at 9:30 a.m. President Johnson will urge the Senate to reject William Barr’s nomination. You can read his testimony here. During...
Republican leaders have stripped Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) of all of his committee assignments for the current Congress following a new wave of outcry over the lawmaker’s vast history of white supremacist viewpoints and racist rhetoric. “We will not be seating Steve King on any committees in the 116th Congress,”...
  Washington, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2019) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is very disappointed in and disturbed about CBS News' recent announcement showcasing new hires for coverage of the 2020 Presidential election. The uproar began following a producer's tweet that included a graphic with 12 staffers, of which none are African American or black. Immediately the...
By Teddy Grant, Ebony A picture showing Black and white kids sitting at separate tables at a South African elementary school has outraged parents and has spread online, according to the Daily Mail. The photo, taken at a kindergarten class at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in South Africa and was shared by the...
The young girl who was punched in the video declined medical attention By Teddy Grant, Ebony A White North Carolina man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly punching a young Black girl in the face outside of a mall, Newsweek reports. David Stephen Bell, 51, was charged with assaulting a female under...
Kelly has been under fire since the recent airing of a Lifetime documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" A woman who sued R. Kelly alleging he knowingly infected her with herpes and locked her in rooms for punishment said she has been threatened with retaliation by the singer. Speaking just weeks after she...
"See, I had to reach back to my past to better understand my future” By Benjamin Conboy, Channel 5 News Juliana Stratton became the first African-American to serve as Illinois’ lieutenant governor when she was sworn into office Monday. Stratton is now also the third straight female lieutenant governor of Illinois and...