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La GOP praises T rump endorsement of Kennedy

The Louisiana GOP recently emailed its praise of Former President Donald T rump’s endorsement of U.S. Senator John Kennedy for re-election. In a statement, the organization said: The LAGOP congratulates Senator Kennedy and looks forward to working […]

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COMMENTARY: COVID recovery can not happen without education recovery

With a new presidential administration, we have an opportunity to begin on the path to a strong recovery from the pandemic. But COVID-19 recovery cannot happen without education recovery. And true education recovery must focus on ensuring every child’s civil right to quality teaching and learning in our nation’s public schools. […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the impact, severity of COVID-19 disparities in Blacks

A member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Fauci has at times found himself at odds with President Donald Trump. For example, earlier this year, the president announced that he would withdraw U.S. funding and support for the World Health Organization (WHO). However, Dr. Fauci told BlackPressUSA that he still maintains a close relationship with the organization.
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NFL, Players Coalition commit $3 Million+ to support COVID-19 relief; six La. organizations included in aid

Recipients of the funds include health systems, individual hospitals, and non-profit organizations in Atlanta, Ga., Baltimore, Md., Chicago, Ill., Detroit, Mich., Florida, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C. These emergency donations come from the NFL’s dedicated social justice investment. […]

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Congressional Black Caucus, civil rights organizations challenge CDC to provide reports on rate of infections

We are the number one target for this disease. We have pre-existing conditions, and yet we’re told to go home when we visit the emergency room. We know that there must be some form of regulation in place for testing and getting testing sites and equipment into the community,” said Rep. Brenda Lawrence
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State of emergency declared for Black America as public health experts reveal coronavirus is airborne

WASHINGTON DC (NNPA)–While many medical doctors maintain that the novel coronavirus is transmitted through droplets from coughs or sneezes, more and more medical experts and officials who work primarily with infectious respiratory illnesses and aerosols […]

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“I Got Bank” National Financial Literacy Contest opens for youth to win $1,000

In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, is proud to announce its 10th Annual “I Got Bank!”  National Financial Literacy Contest where ten children will win a $1,000 savings account.  To support families who are homeschooling […]

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Trading Black Histories: Louisiana, California middle schoolers meet by chance while competing in national research contest

SILVER SPRINGS, MD—In life, there are many times when things happen and very few words can convey what’s occurred. That’s exactly what happened when two studentsfrom opposite ends of the United States happened to cross […]

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Celebrating Juneteenth

A Message from the Louisiana Democratic Party On this day, we celebrate a major step in the freedom of African Americans in the United States. Juneteenth is a commemoration of the day Union soldiers traveled […]