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...
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot introduced an ordinance January 27, to clarify the functions of the Chicago Board of Health and add diversity requirements. These changes will clear up ambiguities while helping the board guide policymaking effectively in an age of COVID-19 and deep health inequity. The ordinance would also...
Crusader Staff Report Retired Army Four-Star General Lloyd Austin on Monday, January 25, was sworn in as the nation’s first Black Secretary of Defense. He was sworn in by America’s first Black vice president Kamala Harris at the White House, days after he started the job and has already announced multiple...
That’s when federal unemployment benefits for millions of people would expire — again. By Arthur Delaney, HuffPost Congress should pass a COVID-19 relief bill before federal unemployment benefits begin to expire in March, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday. “We are going to hit a cliff, an unemployment insurance cliff,...
Trump’s administration had stalled the plans to unveil a bill featuring the famous abolitionist. By Lydia O'Conner, HuffPost President Joe Biden’s administration is reviving a stalled plan to put the American abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s face on the $20 bill, the White House confirmed Monday. “The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts...
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On January 15, 2021, State Representative Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) announced House Bill 1299, which would appropriate from the state general fund the amount needed to pay loans made to the Gary Community School Corporation from the Common School Fund. The purpose of HB 1299 is to free Gary Community...