Black Native Americans were largely erased from US history

At the conclusion of the United States Civil War in 1865, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman signed an order dividing confiscated Confederate land – which itself had been confiscated from its Indigenous inhabitants – into plots intended for formerly enslaved people. This agreement became known by the famous phrase, “40 acres and a mule.” After President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination,...

Congressional Black Caucus Announces New Executive Director, Vincent Evans

NNPA Newswire Staff Report Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) and the Congressional Black Caucus announced Vincent Evans as Executive Director for the 117th Congress. “We are thrilled to welcome Vincent Evans to the Congressional Black Caucus. As a leader for effective change, Vincent will help the CBC reach greater heights and make substantive advances in 2022,” said Congressional Black Caucus...

Black former Tesla contractor turned down $15 million award in racial harassment suit, likely setting up new trial

In October last year, a federal jury found that Owen Diaz had been subjected to a racially hostile workplace when he worked at a Tesla plant in 2015 and 2016. As part of that case, he said he regularly heard racial slurs, including the n-word, on the factory floor, and saw racist graffiti in bathrooms and a racially insensitive...

Grammy Awards Show Canceled, Officials Cite Omicron Variant as Reason

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia It could be a while before the music artists find out winners in categories like Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best New Artist. The Recording Academy and CBS Television have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show scheduled for January 31 at Microsoft Theater in Los...