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U.S. Depart. of Energy kicks off recruitment in support of bipartisan infrastructure law

Washington DC. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the launch of its Clean Energy Corps, which is made up of staff from more than a dozen offices across DOE – current staff and new hires – who ...

MLK family urge lawmakers to pass Voting Rights legislation

Thetimesweekly.com TTW Network Prayer breakfasts, marches, parades, and an uptick in volunteer efforts to support the annual Day of Service have remained staples of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But the late civil rights icon family had asked that observers ...

The Big Truth: The Big Problem is the Big Lie

It’s been a year since a mob of Trumpists violently attacked the U.S. Capitol. They wanted to stop Congress from affirming President Joe Biden’s victory. Some of them were out for blood. All of them were motivated by the former ...

Senate expected to vote on changes to filibuster by MLK Day

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote by Jan. 17 on whether the chamber will adopt new rules to circumvent the draconian filibuster to enable voting rights and social justice bills, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced on Monday, Jan. ...

Senate expected to vote on changes to filibuster by MLK Day

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote by Jan. 17 on whether the chamber will adopt new rules to circumvent the draconian filibuster to enable voting rights and social justice bills, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced on Monday, Jan. ...

World dignitaries react to death of Bishop Desmond Tutu

Long before Nelson Mandela won his freedom from 27 years of imprisonment fighting apartheid in South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu earned the moniker “the nation’s conscience.” White and Black residents of the popular African nation lauded the bishop for his ...

White House announces the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking

The updated National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking responds to this predatory behavior by addressing the needs of underserved individuals, families, and communities. As such, officials said it reflects the administration’s commitments to gender and racial equity by taking ...

Black business community mourns the passing of Harry C. Alford

President/CEO and Co-Founder of the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), Harry C. Alford, died Monday, Dec. 6, in Washington, DC. He was 73. Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his wife, Kay DeBow, Vice President and Co-Founder of ...

Pell Grant Increases Denied to Students at Career Colleges Under Build Back Better Bill

(TriceEdneyWire.com) - A recent increase in the Pell Grant awarded to low-income college students who need financial help paying for their tuition or other educational needs will not be going to the nearly one million students who choose career and ...

Rep. Robin Kelly Speaks at First Ever White House Maternal Health Day of Action

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly (IL-02) on Tuesday attended Vice President Harris’ first-ever Maternal Health Day of Action at the White House.

Supreme court hears arguments in landmark case challenging Roe V. Wade

As the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that may change the constitutional guarantee to legal abortion, Black women rallied outside on First Street to demand Reproductive Justice. “Mississippi’s ban on abortion ...

Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial run provides a jolt for the 2022 midterms

A Democrat and noted voting rights advocate, Stacey Abrams lost to Kemp by just over one percentage point in their controversial 2018 battle. Her activism helped Democrats claim the majority in the U.S. Senate when Georgia Democrats Raphael Warnock and ...

IN MEMORIAM: Pioneering Black Golf Champ Lee Elder Dies at 87

Golfers Association and dominated the all-Black group. According to BlackPast.org, Elder won four Negro National Open Championships and an eye-opening 18 of the 22 tournaments in which he participated. Using the purses from those victories allowed Elder to participate in ...

House Dems pass President Biden's $1.75 trillion Build Back Better bill

U.S. House Democrats on Friday passed President Joe Biden's $1.75 trillion Build Back Better social policy and climate change bill. The passage of the bill, which now has an uphill climb in the Senate, advances a key aspect of President ...

Investigators exonerate men convicted in the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X

Two of the men found guilty of the assassination of Malcolm X are expected to have their convictions thrown out on Thursday, the Manhattan district attorney, and lawyers for the two men said, according to the New York Times. The ...

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