Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lauren Victoria Burke

In a rare display of bipartisanship in Congress, the United States House of Representatives voted to establish a commission to examine 400 years of African-American history. House bill H.R. 1242 is designed “to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English […]

A day after Taylor Dumpson, who is an African-American woman, was elected to be student body president at American University, nooses and bananas (some with the words “AKA Free” on them) were found hanging in various places on the American University campus. Dumpson is a member of the historically Black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA). […]

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) On February 1, the first day of Black History Month, the National Museum of African American History and Culture premiered the Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” which features commentary by James Baldwin. The film is a tribute to the staggering contribution of one of America’s greatest […]

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The NAACP called a full court press opposing Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination to replace Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General of the United States. “Senator Sessions stands against everything that you and I fight for: He’s spoken out against the Voting Rights Act, and has described the […]

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Reality star billionaire Donald Trump won the presidency in shocking fashion, but African-American candidates also made history on November 8. There will be a record number of African-Americans in Congress during the time Trump is in the White House. That number will rise from 48 to 52. There […]

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor On Friday, September 16, members of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBC PAC) took a break from the CBC Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference and hastily called a press conference to address Donald Trump’s recent comments about the “Birther Movement.” The Republican presidential nominee and reality television […]