Earlier this Summer, President Biden issued a sweeping Executive Order, which advances diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility or “DEI&A” initiatives throughout the federal government. With a stroke of the pen, Biden has positively impacted practically every area of federal employment, including hiring policies, training, leadership development, and employee pay and benefits. As leaders in the civil rights and business community who prioritize DEI&A, we applaud the Pr
On the evening of September 2, journalist Roland Martin, the host of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, announced an over-the-top media (or OTT) network that will broadcast directly to viewers free via the internet and a phone app. The new Black owned network, Black Star Network (curated by Roland S. Martin), will feature new shows and live stream Black news and information focused on news, politics, technology and culture. The first interview to debut on Black Star Network will be wit
For more than 1,500 years, Europeans and their cultural descendants have been defining reality for the people they have subjugated around the world. We tend to think that global domination by that small percentage of the world’s population living in the northwest corner of the Eurasian land mass began in the late 15th century when Christopher Columbus sailed to the Western Hemisphere and Vasco da Gama sailed to India. But the seeds of white supremacy were planted long before
(White Plains, NY) – Do you know a senior who is making a positive difference in Westchester County through his or her professional life, volunteer work or both? If so, Westchester County Executive George Latimer invites you to submit a nomination to the Westchester Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, now in its 39th year. “The Senior Hall of Fame is a special tradition honoring seniors who give their time and energy to improve the quality of life in our community,” Latimer said.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not on to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Jesse Johnson was born on June 18, 1930, in Darlington County, South Carolina, to the late Clayton Johnson and Queen Evans Johnson. He was the fourth of nine siblings. After an extended illness, God softly whispered, “Jesse Johnson, my Good and Faithful Servant, come home.” And, Jesse heard and heeded His voice
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s shadow docket decision to terminate the federal eviction moratorium: “The Supreme Court’s shadow docket decision to strike down the CDC’s eviction moratorium is as dangerous as it is logically and morally bankrupt. For the last year and a half, the eviction moratorium has kept as many as 11 million Americans struggling to pay rent safe and housed amid the worst pu
Until George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, sparking protests against racist police violence around the world, much of the popular depiction of the Midwest has been blind to its extreme racial inequality — or that nonwhite Midwesterners even exist.” Police in Columbus, Ohio, used physical violence, tear gas and pepper spray against peaceful protesters without provocation in what a federal judge called “the sad tale of officers, clothed with the awesome powe
In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ended the pandemic-related federal moratorium on residential evictions. The Court granted a request by a coalition of landlords and real estate trade groups to lift the moratorium imposed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that was set to expire on Oct. 3. The CDC’s pause on evictions policy was intended to combat the spread of COVID-19 and prevent homelessness during the pandemic. The Biden admini