By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Pfizer has announced the signing of a letter of intent with BioNTech SE for the co-development and distribution of a coronavirus vaccine aimed at preventing COVID-19 infection. The companies have a head-start on working together, since the partnership builds on a
By Charlene Crowell TriceEdneyWire.com For much of Black America, access to fair and responsible credit has been an elusive promise. Whether as consumers seeking the pride of homeownership or businesses seeking to begin or expand, securing credit remains an age-old, arduous and often frustrating pursuit – despite a slew of
By Christopher G. Cox Publisher/managing editor, realesavvy.com The potential for Opportunity Zones to reinvigorate thousands of communities throughout the United States is regularly praised by civic leaders and politicians, including President Donald Trump during his State of the Union Address. While Opportunity Zones clearly hold significant promise for attracting investment
By Hazel Trice Edney TriceEdneyWire.com Prominent figures in the African-American community are calling on Congress to rein in large insurance companies as lawmakers look to address an increasingly urgent problem in the health care market that falls especially hard on working families, including African-Americans. The problem is known as surprise
Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The case of Tamika Huston, a 24-year-old Black woman who went missing from her Spartanburg, South Carolina, home on May 27, 2004, captivated Derrica Wilson and her sister, Natalie. Derrica and Natalie noticed how fiercely Huston’s aunt, Rebkah Howard, fought to find
Global Information Network TriceEdneyWire.com The coronavirus is spreading fast beyond its China borders, with cases now rising in parts of Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the U. S. More than 90,000 people have been infected in over 65 countries and at least 3,000 worldwide have died of Covid-19; including
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Sixty-five years after the horrific lynching of teenager Emmett Till, the U.S. House of Representatives have finally passed H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act. The legislation would make lynching a crime under federal law. “Today, under the leadership of Representative
By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor Jaylan Butler, a swimmer at Eastern Illinois University, said he was unlawfully confronted by a police officer who pressed a handgun to his forehead and warned that if he kept moving, he would have his head blown off, is suing the police department.
By Brianna Nargiso Trice Edney Wire.com As political observers continue to track America’s high valued Black vote to see which Democratic Presidential candidate may win the lion’s share this election year, the National Policy Alliance will host the National Black Political Convention at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C.
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Fifty-two years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and 55 years after Jim Crow, Mississippi is burning again. Phil Bryant, the now-former governor of Mississippi – a state that was one of the flashpoints of the civil rights