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April 8 (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Saturday he is seeking the pardon of an Uber driver convicted of murder just a day earlier in the July 2020 shooting death of a man at a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Austin, the state capital. Abbott, in a post on Twitter, said […]

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the U.S. Small Business Administration will offer federal assistance to New Yorkers in Western New York affected by Winter Storm Elliott in late December. Residents and businesses in Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara and Wyoming Counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest loans to aid in their recovery from […]

Thank you, Jason, for inviting me to join your economics class and for your kind introduction. It is a pleasure to be here. I miss teaching economics classes. Before I continue, I would like to note, as I always do, that the views I will express today are my own and are not necessarily those […]

New York is home to dozens of Underground Railroad sites and one of the largest Juneteenth festivals in the nation. The state has deep ties to leaders like Fredrick Douglass, Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman, and is where hip hop was born. Museums and venues celebrating Black culture, art and heritage can be found throughout […]

Wes Moore’s campaign manager held up his hand, and the crowded room fell silent, waiting to hear the results of Maryland’s 2022 governor election. When Moore was announced as the winner, the room erupted. It was a life-changing moment for the 44-year-old, who had just become Maryland’s first Black governor and only the third elected […]

(CNN) The US Environmental Protection Agency is ordering Norfolk Southern to handle and pay for all necessary cleanup after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. The EPA announced its legally binding order Tuesday, 18 days after the freight train derailed. The disaster ignited a dayslong inferno, shot plumes of black smoke […]

Discovery Follows the April 2021 Announcement of the Finding of the Home of Ben Ross, Harriet Tubman’s Father  ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Wes Moore today joined local, state and federal partners at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Dorchester County to announce the discovery of a home where enslaved people lived on the Thompson […]

Super busy day at the VA General Assembly; hopefully Senate Dems will kill a lot of bad Republican bills! 2

The Republican leader of the US state of Florida defended his ban on an African American studies course Monday, railing against its pushing of “social justice” topics such as “queer theory.” “We want education, not indoctrination. If you fall on the side of indoctrination, we’re going to decline. If it’s education, then we will do (it),” Governor […]

Jan 19, 2023, 11:14AM ISTSource: AP Maryland Governor Wes Moore was sworn in as the state’s first Black governor on Wednesday, punctuating his inauguration with references to Black history that included an acknowledgement of the enslaved people who once arrived by ship near the state Capitol. Before his inaugural speech, Moore attended a wreath-laying ceremony […]

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