Democrats Try Again to Block State Restrictions on Voting
U.S. Senate
Democrats Try Again to Block State Restrictions on Voting
2021-09-20 21:44:09
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are trying to firm up support this week for a new bill to reform local and federal elections in a way that puts them on a collision course with a recent wave of laws in Republican-dominated... Read More

Coalition Formed to Support Affordable Energy Policy Solutions for Lower-Income Households
2021-09-14 18:42:47
by TWN Staff

More than 350 environmental justice advocates, environmental groups and renewable energy companies announced the formation of Residential Renewables for All Tuesday. The group is focused on expanding access to the economic, health, and emissions benefits of clean energy to disadvantaged... Read More

Supreme Court
Justices Consider Hearing a Case on 'Most Offensive Word'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Collier says that during the seven years he worked as an operating room aide at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, white nurses called him and other Black employees "boy." Management ignored two large swastikas painted on... Read More

In Memory
Vernon Jordan, Activist, Former Clinton Adviser, Has Died

ATLANTA (AP) — Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died, according to a statement from his daughter.... Read More

Civil Rights
NAACP President: ‘We Are the Owners of This Government,’ Not Its Victims
2020-11-11 15:59:36
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of NAACP, was the special guest this week at the Meridian International Center, a non-partisan center for diplomacy and global leadership. He shared his perspective on recent general election results including their impact... Read More

House Watch
MD-07: Kweisi Mfume (D)
2020-11-01 11:24:03
by TWN Staff

About Mfume: Rep. Kweisi Mfume  was born, raised and educated in the city of Baltimore. He attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md., where as an honors student he graduated magna cum laude. He later returned there to join the... Read More

NAACP Sues ED For ‘Robbing’ Public Schools of Coronavirus Funding
2020-07-23 14:10:06
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - The NAACP is adding its voice to a broad legal challenge of a rule by the U.S. Department of Education that diverts COVID-19 relief aid away from public schools to benefit private education.  The powerful civil rights organization... Read More

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