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Appropriations Committee Votes to Lower Wages for Exploitable Workforce

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Washington, D.C. – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America –made the following statement today regarding the H-2B visa provision in the House FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Funding Bill: LIUNA is deeply disappointed that the House Appropriations Committee voted to make the flawed […]

CBCF Statement on This Week’s Shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas

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Washington, DC – A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), released the following statement in the aftermath of this week’s shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas that resulted in the deaths of two African Americans and five police officers, with nine wounded including two private citizens. […]

The Continuing Problem of Police-Black Community Relations

Saving Community Newspapers in the Age of Facebook

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By Denise Rolark-Barnes, Chairperson, NNPA and Benjamin F. Chavis President/CEO, NNPA – Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on the decline. No newspaper is immune from the migration of readership to online platforms, dwindling ad revenues, fragmented audiences and even reduced attention spans. Even national-recognized newspapers with celebrated […]

Mayor Ras Baraka, Denise Rolark Barnes, and Tommy Ford to Address the 34th Annual Conference of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida

Barack Obama, the President of Black America?

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By Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times – ….”In his first two years in office, President Obama performed herculean deeds in rescuing the banks, restoring the economy, bailing out the automobile industry and getting his signature health care legislation passed. It was an astonishing record of success despite bitter right-wing resistance to his presidency and […]

Ruling on Obamacare is “very defective” and “will be overturned”

Vivica A. Fox Hosts & Howard Hewett to Perform at DNC Watch Party Celebrating the Black Vote

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Influential guests joining Laborers’ District Council of Philadelphia & Vicinity and Chair of the Darby Township (PA) Democratic Party, Richard R. Womack Jr, are: Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL); Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman  “G. K.” Butterfield (D-NC); Assistant Democratic Leader, Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC); woman’s rights leader, Melanie L. Campbell; civil rights leader, Barbara Arnwine, Esq; […]

Actress Vivica A. Fox and R&B Balladeer Howard Hewett to Highlight 2016 DNC Watch Party Celebrating the Black Vote

Vivica A. Fox Hosts & Howard Hewett to Perform at DNC Watch Party Celebrating the Black Vote

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Influential guests joining Laborers’ District Council of Philadelphia & Vicinity and Chair of the Darby Township (PA) Democratic Party, Richard R. Womack Jr, are: Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL); Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman  “G. K.” Butterfield (D-NC); Assistant Democratic Leader, Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC); woman’s rights leader, Melanie L. Campbell; civil rights leader, Barbara Arnwine, Esq; […]

Democratic National Convention Selects African-American-Owned Company for Construction Services