Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles on Wednesday gave emotional testimony during a Senate Judiciary hearing about the Inspector General's report on the FBI's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation. She told Congress that federal authorities turned a blind eye to the doctor’s abuse and tha…
Congresswoman Cori Bush, will receive the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2021 National Leadership Award during the virtual awards event on Sept. 16. The Congresswoman sits as vice-chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, and the H…
United Way Worldwide recently announced that Angela F. Williams will become the next president and CEO of the organization. Williams will be the first woman and first African American to lead United Way’s Worldwide organization. She currently serves as president and CEO of Easterseals, a r…
700 miles upstream of St. Louis on the Mississippi River, Indigenous-led protest coalitions have been attempting to block the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline near Bemidji, Minnesota since November of 2020.
St. Louis and the state of Missouri were well represented at the 2021 March on Washington, Aug. 28 – exactly 58 years to the day after the march and Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous speech in which he thundered “I have a dream!”
Nearly 100 St. Louis County residents facing imminent eviction likely got a reprieve late Tuesday when the Biden administration extended a moratorium until early October.
Rep. Cori Bush (D-Missouri) tweeted early Sun., Aug. 1, 2021, "It’s 2 AM on Sunday. We haven’t slept since Thursday night. The eviction moratorium expired, so we’re now in an eviction emergency. 11 million are now at risk of losing their homes at any moment. The House needs to reconvene and …
Bob Moses was born Robert Parrish Moses in Harlem, NY. He understood that access to the ballot for the most underserved required educating the electorate, not only to mitigate obstacles to voting, but also to provide opportunity for economic advancement. As a SNCC field secretary in 1961, …
The St. Louis community is mourning the loss of three civil rights pioneers and legendary community leaders in July — Hazel Erby, Betty Thompson and Dr. Henry Givens.
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, took direct action for voting rights with other civil rights activists, mostly Black women, in Washington, D.C. on Thurs., July 15, 2021.
WASHINGTON DULLES AIRPORT — More than 50 Texas House Democrats arrived at the Dulles International Airport Monday evening, leaving the state in a gambit to deny Republicans a quorum and thus prevent a vote Democrats say curbs voting rights that is stacked against them.
WASHINGTON — The leaders of the nation’s top historic civil rights organizations released the following joint readout on their meeting on July 8, 2021 at the White House with President Biden and Vice President Harris:
Zaila Avant-garde, 14, from Harvey, Louisiana is covered with confetti as she celebrates winning the finals of the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee at Disney World Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
WASHINGTON — Bill Cosby was released from prison Wednesday after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the 83-year-old actor's sexual assault conviction. So now what are the chances that Cosby could face a new trial?
City of St. Louis Treasurer Adam Layne is urging area residents to claim a new Child Tax Credit that can “put thousands of dollars in the hands of St. Louis families.”
Each year, the National Newspaper Publishers Association presents the ‘Messenger Awards’ ceremony, which recognizes excellence in journalism and entrepreneurship among the Black Press of America.