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  • Meet Suffolk County’s interim DA, Kevin Hayden
    Interim Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden is still deciding whether he will seek election to win the office outright. The question, Hayden told GBH News in a recent interview, is “perfectly understandable.” He says an answer will be coming soon. “Having just gotten here…I’ve still got a lot to get into, a lot to […] The post Meet Suffolk... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • Beach bound: Florida’s Amelia Island offers history, cuisine and community
    Amelia Island stretches just 13 miles along the coast of Northern Florida, bordering Georgia. Rich in history and boasting a thriving contemporary food scene, the island blends the Southern charm of Savannah, Georgia with the tropical scenery of a coastal community. The post Beach bound: Florida’s Amelia Island offers history, cuisine and community appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • Edwards reflects on diverse needs of district
    Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards won the Jan. 11 special election to fill the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex Senate district seat vacated by John Boncore. As District 1 City Councilor for the past four years, she has represented East Boston, Charlestown and the North End; now, she will represent East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop at the state level. The... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • Father Walter Waldron, St. Patrick’s pastor
    The Rev. Walter J. Waldron, who headed St. Patrick’s Church in Roxbury for over 30 years and presided over its transition to Boston’s leading Cape Verdean parish, died on Christmas night at age 81. The post Father Walter Waldron, St. Patrick’s pastor appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • ‘The whole truth is Dr. King was a proud and unapologetic Black man’
    We know Dr. King as a spiritual and moral leader, scholar and thought leader and early architect of the Civil Rights Movement, yet too often, and especially in January, his legacy is reduced to that of a peaceful protester with a dream. The post ‘The whole truth is Dr. King was a proud and unapologetic Black man’ appeared first on... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31
  • USPS Black Heritage stamp honors Edmonia Lewis
    On Jan. 26, the United States Postal Service will honor African American and Native American sculptor Edmonia Lewis with a new “forever” stamp. The post USPS Black Heritage stamp honors Edmonia Lewis appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
    Source: Bay State Banner Published on: 1969-12-31

The 19th News
  • The 19th Explains: Everything you need to know to claim the child tax credit this tax filing season
    The monthly child tax credit payments may be over, but families now face a new hurdle: Filing for the remaining portion they’re owed.  An estimated 40 million households will be applying for the benefit this tax filing season, which, thanks to a bevy of coronavirus-related claims, is already expected to come with significant challenges and […] The post The 19th... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2022-01-24
  • Democrats ask Pentagon to end birth control costs for military families
    Inactive service members, veterans, military spouses and dependents are subject to copays for contraceptive care — care that is fully covered under many employer-sponsored and marketplace health plans outside of the military. Democrats in Congress want to change that.  More than 140 Democrats in Congress signed a letter Thursday urging the secretary of defense to […] The post Democrats ask... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2022-01-24
  • Biden has nominated 8 Black women to appellate courts, laying groundwork to fulfill campaign promise
    President Joe Biden could potentially double the number of Black women ever confirmed to federal appellate courts, a key stepping stone to the U.S.Supreme Court.  As of Wednesday, with the selection of Arianna J. Freeman for the 3rd Circuit, the president has nominated eight Black women to the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals. Five have […] The post Biden has... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2022-01-21
  • Girls emerge as leaders of student walkouts over COVID concerns
    Tiffany Luo, a senior at Boston Latin School, regularly cares for her older grandmother, her little brother and her two small cousins. She worries she’s going to be the one who exposes them to COVID-19: Students at her school wear low-quality masks and are crowded inside for lunch, she said.  She wants distance learning to […] The post Girls emerge... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2022-01-21
  • Texas’ six-week abortion ban will stay in effect indefinitely after Supreme Court decision to allow legal delays
    The Supreme Court declined a request to hasten the appeals process for a lawsuit that could block Texas’ six-week abortion ban. The decision means that the Texas abortion ban, known as Senate Bill 8, will stay in effect indefinitely.  The request came from abortion providers in Texas, who had asked the Supreme Court to step […] The post Texas’ six-week... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2022-01-20
  • Did Biden uphold his promises to LGBTQ+ Americans in his first year?
    In the final stretch of the campaign, Reggie Greer, who was then Joe Biden’s LGBTQ+ vote director, made a promise to queer Americans: “When the history books are written, I am certain that advancing LGBTQ+ equality will be one of the Biden-Harris administration’s top achievements,” Greer told The 19th in September 2020. As a candidate, […] The post Did Biden... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2022-01-20



  • Opening Statements in Federal Trial Over George Floyd’s Killing Begin
    Opening statements in the federal trial over George Floyd’s killing began Monday at the U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota. A prosecutor made the case that the three former police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas K. Lane and Tou Thao had a “moral responsibility” and “duty” to intercede as Derek Chauvin put his knee on Floyd’s neck, killing him in the process, […]... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2022-01-24
  • US Diplomats’ Families Ordered To Flee Ukraine as Fears of Russia Mount
    A threat of military invasion by Russia has prompted State Department officials to order family members of U.S. embassy staff in Kyiv, Ukraine, as well as some diplomats, to evacuate the country.  The New York Times reported the State Department also highlighted COVID-19 and the likelihood of the invasion as a reason for retaining its travel risk advisory at the highest level, advising Americans […]... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2022-01-24
  • Poet Amanda Gorman Almost Turned Down Speaking at Biden’s Inauguration
    Fear almost got the best of the country’s first youth poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, ahead of President Joe Biden’s inauguration last year, she wrote in a New York Times op-ed last week.    Gorman said she nearly turned down speaking as that year’s inaugural poet, saying she worried she would fail her community and her poetry […]... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2022-01-24
  • Kyle Rittenhouse Requests Return of Firearm Used in Kenosha Shootings
    Kyle Rittenhouse wants the rifle he used to kill two people and injure another in Kenosha, Wisconsin, returned to him so he can ensure it’s “properly destroyed,” per CNN.  Rittenhouse’s lawyer filed a court document asking for the release of his personal belongings, which included the AR-15 rifle, a 30-round capacity magazine, ammunition, an iPhone and […]... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2022-01-24
  • ‘You Win If You’re Not White’: COVID Equity Guidance Facing Attacks
    Conservatives are switching gears, moving their attacks from critical race theory to challenging COVID-19 treatments that consider race as a risk factor.  RELATED: US Hits Grim Milestone, 800,000 COVID-19 Deaths   As the contagious omicron strain of COVID-19 continues to rip across the country, many hospitals are becoming flustered from hospitals packed with sick patients and staff.   […]... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2022-01-24
  • ‘Outrageous’: Mitch McConnell Slams Critics of His Black Voters Remarks
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling the criticism “outrageous” in the wake of public uproar after remarks he made about Black voters, insinuating they were somehow not American.  Following failure to move the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to the Senate floor failed, McConnell was asked about the concerns of voters of color, BNC previously reported.  […]... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2022-01-24