The For the People Act, the sweeping voting rights bill championed by Democrats, was blocked in the Senate Tuesday as it failed to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to overcome a Republican filibuster in the evenly divided chamber.
The procedural vote to open debate on the bill was supported by all 50 Democrats and opposed by all 50 Republicans.
The legislation would have made... Read more
About 2 million Black Americans could climb into the middle class if they were given equal wages as their White co-workers, a new study from corporate consulting firm McKinsey estimates.
Moving that many people to the middle class would benefit the larger U.S. economy as well as Black communities, said Shelley Stewart III, a McKinsey partner who led the study released... Read more
The number of companies acknowledging Juneteenth is growing as corporate America seeks ways to deliver on diversity and inclusion pledges — although some question whether they’re truly fulfilling the spirit of those commitments.
President Joe Biden signed a law decreeing Juneteenth a national holiday on Thursday, adding the first new holiday to the federal calendar since President Ronald Reagan added Martin Luther King... Read more
Amazon's new Black Business Accelerator provides access to capital, business guidance, mentorship, and marketing support to help Black business owners succeed as sellers in Amazon's store.
Amazon is launching the Black Business Accelerator(BBA) to help build sustainable equity and growth for Black-owned businesses. The initiative-which explicitly targets barriers to access, opportunity, and advancement created by systemic racism across America-was created in partnership... Read more
“She was the one who recorded a motion cinema picture that set the world on fire,” said George Floyd’s brother, Philonise.
Darnella Frazier, the teenager whose video of George Floyd’s murder went viral, fueling massive protests against police brutality around the world last year, has been awarded an honorary Pulitzer Prize.
In an announcement Friday afternoon, the Pulitzer Prize board commended Frazier... Read more