Standing at St. John’s Riverside Hospital, where 67% of maternity services are delivered to women on Medicaid or Medicaid Managed Care, surrounded by frontline workers, local officials, and advocates determined to change maternal outcomes among Black women, Sister to Sister International, founder, stood with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer as he unveiled a comprehensive three-part plan to address the national maternal mortality crisis and eliminate racial and e
Now that the Fourth of July is over and we have all been reminded of what Frederick Douglas said and did, the cookouts are behind us, but so is the memory of the White Nationalists marching in the streets of Philadelphia with flags and faces covered. Let us now come off of recess and dig in for the battle ahead. Let us not be like the Summer Patriot and Sunshine Soldier that Thomas Payne wrote about during the Revolutionary War. In his publication, “The Crisis”, he said that
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) led 30 members of the Congressional Black Caucus in calling on the Biden Administration to return individuals unjustly deported from the United States. In their letter to President Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the lawmakers point out that the vast majority of unjust deportations have targeted Black and brown immigrants, and call on the Administration to establish a centralized process to ev
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - A violent insurrection engulfed the U.S. Capitol just six months ago. One United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died and other Capitol police are still healing. Investigators are still going through video and social media documenting the attempt to disrupt congressional affirmation of President Joe Biden’s victory. Just six months ago. But many Republican leaders are already trying to rewrite the history of that day and what led up to it.
By Dianne Anderson Even if their $100,000 investments involve fake money, the boys of the 100 Black Men of Long Beach count their lessons in economic justice as a game-changer. And, they’re not easily shortchanged. Coming up July 12-16, the program’s literacy academy covers the Closing the Wealth Gap series, and some of the finer points of business, investments, stocks, IRA’s, and understanding what Black Wall Street means in practical terms today. Throughout history, the sta
White Plains, NY — The Westchester County Board of Legislators marked Caribbean-American Heritage Month on Monday, June 28, with a special ceremony and video presentation honoring two prominent community figures: Patrick Maitland of Mount Vernon and Bishop Joan E. Whittaker of Ossining. In his opening remarks, Chairman Ben Boykin (D – White Plains, Scarsdale, Harrison) said, “With the Governor lifting the COVID-19 State of Emergency last Friday, our meetings are open in-perso
Last Saturday, June 26, 2021, was a special day for Hurvy Bradshaw. His community came out in full force to thank him for his service to the youth and his unwavering support of the place he called his “second home,” The Slater Center. Hurvy listened as many recalled “his lasting impact” on the youth of White Plains when he worked at the Neighborhood Youth Corps. They talked about how he provided leadership, mentorship, guidance, love, and how he served as a father figure fo
In recent years, consumer finance protections withered through a series of harsh attacks that either outright rejected or significantly diminished financial guard rails in the marketplace. But a new consumer victory, urged by a groundswell of support from everyday people, academicians, and bicameral legislators signals an important step towards fair financial rules. On June 30, President Joe Biden’s signature ended an ill-advised rule that favored predatory loans instead of A