Tuesday, March 2, 2021
By Joey Garrison, USA Today President Joe Biden is extending a ban on home foreclosures for federally backed mortgages by three months and expanding a mortgage relief program in a push to stabilize the nation's housing affordability crisis amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The foreclosure moratorium was set to expire March 31 and instead will be in place through June 30....
By Dan Mangan, CNBC The NAACP and Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Democratic chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, on Tuesday sued former President Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two right-wing extremist groups for conspiring to incite the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The lawsuit, which...
By David Williams, WISH TV A controversial bill under consideration at the Statehouse would repeal the law that requires Hoosiers to obtain licenses to carry handguns. Supporters say the legislation, House Bill 1369, is getting a hearing is a huge step in the right direction to restore Second Amendment rights; the...
Bills in several states want to limit teaching about racism and oppression, adopting the framing of the debunked 1776 Commission report. By Anoa Changa, NewsOne GOP-controlled state legislatures aim to pick up where the now-disbanded 1776 Commission left off. Republican lawmakers in several states are moving forward with legislation that would...
State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) voted to pass multiple measures last week to advance the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus agenda, hoping to improve racial equality throughout the state of Illinois. “My colleagues and I have worked tirelessly for the last several months to create a plan that gets to the...
She hasn’t even announced her campaign, but the GOP is raising money now over fears she will run again. By BET A movement to counter a potential 2022 gubernatorial campaign by voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams was launched by Georgia Republicans on Monday (Feb. 1). Allies of Gov. Brian Kemp and...
James Wells, Indiana Young Democrat (IYD) Vice President, announced his candidacy to run for Vice Chair of the Indiana Democratic Party (IDP) at this year’s Party Reorganization meeting. “The Democratic Party in Indiana finds itself at an important time in its history,” said James Wells, “I come into this race...
State Rep. Robin Shackleford (D-Indianapolis) recently announced her legislative agenda for the 2021 Legislative Session. Shackleford has introduced legislation to address a wide-range of issues facing our state, including justice reform and health disparities. As Chair of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC), Shackleford’s legislation will align with the caucus’...
$477,00 in Federal Grants for Community Health Centers On Wednesday, January 27, Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced that federal grants totaling $476,820 have been awarded to three community health centers on Chicago’s South Side and in the South Suburbs. “During the pandemic and in normal times, our community health centers are on...
Police Chief Thomas Quinlan's year on the job in Columbus, Ohio, has included multiple controversies that have drawn national scrutiny to his short tenure. By Doha Madani, NBC News The police chief of Columbus, Ohio, is stepping down amid multiple controversies — including the recent fatal shootings of two Black men...