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    COMMENTARY by Congresswoman Barbara Lee  Housing discrimination has long been one of the pillars of systemic racism and social injustice in our country. It robs people of color of the wealth they earn. It traps Black and Brown children in underfunded schools. It divides our communities. And sadly, it is still an issue that Congress ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌‌ Black‌ ‌Media‌ On May 6th, the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans held its 15th meeting and voted on its final report. The report must be submitted to the California legislature by the end of June. During the meeting held at Mills College of Northeastern University in ...
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    By Christina Cauteruci There’s a crew of new women in Congress who’ve become fast friends since the election. Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have become instant progressive icons and visible markers of a long-overdue shift in legislative demographics. They’ve posted loads of selfies together, called themselves a “squad,” tweeted support ...
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    By Rep. Barbara Lee Like many Americans, the treatment of children and families at the border has shaken me to my core. San Diego-based U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw has essentially said to stop defying the courts and reunite these families. The deadline to reunify parents with children under 5 was July 10th, and ...
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    By Freddie Allen Editor-in-Chief, NNPA Newswire Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said that she’s seriously considering running for Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, the fourth-highest ranking position in Democratic leadership in the United States House of Representatives. “Given where our party is and the direction that it needs to go in…my history and experience demonstrate that ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Three icons of their respective industries were honored at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual Torch Awards dinner at The Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), James Farmer of General Motors, and Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown, a student of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...
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    The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) honored Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) with the 2018 Newsmaker of the Year Award during Black Press Week. The Newsmaker event took place at the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday, March 14. “The Honorable Kamala Harris, the second African American woman and first South Asian American senator in U.S. ...