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Committee Chairs Request Information from Consumer Bureau on Efforts to Protect Student Loan Borrowers

Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen Kraninger requesting information and records concerning ...

Stacey Abrams Says She’d Serve as Vice President

The overcrowded Democratic presidential field has a record six women seeking the nomination.

Gov. Cuomo proposes law to redefine domestic terrorism motivated by hate

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a first-in-nation domestic terrorism law that would include mass violence motivated by hate.

Black Voters Say They Won’t Forget Trump’s Racist Tweets

Robin D. Stephens lived through Jim Crow and thought the worst days of racism were behind her.

Marijuana decriminalization signed into law, creating process to have records expunged for some offenders

Governor Cuomo signed a new marijuana decriminalization bill into law Monday

Trump keeps up fight with Black community by launching feud with Sharpton

President Donald Trump launched a feud with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, escalating a series of attacks on prominent black leaders and minority progressives.

Attorney General James defends ban against large-capacity magazines

Joining a group of 17 Attorneys General across the nation, New York State Attorney General Letitia James defends California’s ban on large-capacity magazines (LCM) holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

Robert Mueller testifies before Congress

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary & Intelligence Committees on the Russia investigation and the published report released by his office.

Trump refused to attend the NAACP Convention because he didn’t want to do Q&A

President Donald Trump reportedly canceled a supposed appearance at the 110th NAACP National Convention this year in Detroit.

Robert Morgenthau, longest-serving Manhattan DA, dead at 99

Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau has died.

Fallout continues over ‘send her back’ chant targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar

Supporters of President Donald Trump at his recent rally in North Carolina pointed their pitchforks against the Democratic Congresswoman Somalian Ilhan Omar, who represents Minnesota’s 5th congressional district.

State Sens. Brian Benjamin and Kevin Parker endorse Kamala Harris for U.S. president

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris earned the endorsements of several local elected officials from five different states. The list includes New York State Sens. Brian Benjamin and Kevin Parker.

Minority and Women Business Enterprise bill signed into law

The MWBE Program Extension bill sponsored by Senator James Sanders Jr. was signed into law reauthorizing reforms, and extending the MWBE program until 2024.

Cuomo signs pay equity legislation

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo used the U.S. Women’s World Cup ticker-tape parade to announce pay equity legislation.

U.S. House votes to condemn President Trump’s use of social media to spread racist messages

On July 16, the U.S. House voted 240-187 to condemn the racist language of Donald Trump in a series of twitter communications over the weekend.

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