Washington, DC joined Philadelphia, Cambridge, and Boston in passing a resolution calling on the government to cancel student loan debt.
"You cannot begin to address the racial wealth gap without addressing the student loan debt crisis," NAACP President Derrick Johnson said.
The Student Freedom Initiative announced a $50 million investment from Cisco to help students attending HBCUs get student loan debt relief.
The NAACP, ACLU, and other civil rights organizations said the student debt burden disproportionately falls on women and Black and Latino borrowers.
Lawyers for the civil-rights organization brought the suit on behalf of Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi in February, following the January 6 riot.
An "unknown individual" named "Ricky" signed for a lawsuit against Trump filed in February over the Capitol siege, the Daily Beast first reported.
The NAACP is suing Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani for their alleged connection to the Capitol riot. The suit also named the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers as defendants. It accuses them of violating the Klu Klux Klan Act by conspiring to incite a riot. Visit the Business section of […]
During the riot, Rep. Bennie Thompson "feared for his life and worried that he might never see his family again," the suit says.
Civil rights and liberties organisations called on Biden to commute the sentences of people on death row. Biden is the first president to publicly oppose the death penalty but so far has made no policy announcements. Trump ramped up federal executions for the first time in 17 years at the […]
On Sept. 22, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bans or limits some diversity and inclusion (D&I) trainings within government agencies and contractors. The executive order banned agencies or companies receiving federal funding from participating in “offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating” trainings. Trainings that […]
Beyoncé’s foundation, BeyGOOD, announced Wednesday that it will be donating $US1 million to Black-owned small businesses affected by COVID-19. BeyGOOD will be working with the NAACP for the initiative. Black-owned businesses have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. The number of Black business owners dropped by 41% between February […]
Derrick Johnson, president of the NAACP, spoke to Business Insider about his fears regarding the upcoming 2020 election. “I think stealing the election is a possibility; suppressing the vote is an absolute, and misleading voters is part of their strategy,” Johnson said. Johnson argued that the campaign by Kanye West […]
In an interview with Business Insider, the NAACP’s president, Derrick Johnson, discussed voter suppression, Kanye West, and the impact of Kamala Harris. Johnson argued that Republicans, led by President Donald Trump, “will do all they can to prevent people from voting.” “I think stealing the election is a possibility, suppressing […]
Facebook met with the civil rights groups leading an ad boycott on Tuesday. The groups went in with ten demands, of which Facebook only addressed one: hiring a C-suite level civil rights exec. Facebook said it would make the hire but wouldn’t commit to making the position C-suite. The civil […]
Facebook’s top executives met Tuesday with civil-rights groups, hoping to address their concerns about the company’s approach to hate speech on its platform. But the groups called the meeting a “disappointment” and said it became clear that Facebook “is not yet ready to address the vitriolic hate on their platform.” […]
Jake Paul is being criticised for appearing to take the credit for someone else’s Black Lives Matter fundraiser. YouTuber ThatMidgetAsian, real name Frederic Chen, posted a TikTok showing how Paul had inserted his fundraiser into his video titled “The looting situation explained. (deleting soon).” Chen’s original fundraiser had raised $US32,000 […]
Jimmy Fallon delivered a somber opening monologue during his Monday night show, where he apologised again for the 2000 “SNL” sketch in which he donned blackface. Fallon said he was advised to stay quiet after the footage resurfaced, but “I can’t not say I’m horrified, and I’m sorry, and I’m […]