1. Derek Chauvin Sentenced — Now What? for Floyd Murder What You Need To Know: One year and one month after millions watched the murder of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday by Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill to 270 months or twenty-two and a half years.   2. Florida Building and DC Bridge […]

1. No Surprise as Senate Republicans Blocked Elections Bill What You Need To Know: The effort to bring about voting rights reform across the country was shot down by Senate Republicans Tuesday. 2. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Give Low-Level Drug Offenders a Second Chance What You Need To Know: Tuesday, the Biden administration announced it […]

1. Juneteenth is a Start — What About Real Freedom? What You Need To Know: This year’s Juneteenth celebration kicked off with a presidential signing, making it the federal holiday, Juneteenth National Independence Day. 2. GA Secretary of State Uses Voter Purge to Save GOP Standup What You Need To Know: Calling out the name […]

1. Juneteenth is Now a Federal Holiday What You Need To Know: As African Americans and allies in this country prepare to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation Tuesday to make the day a federal holiday and recognize the emancipation of formerly enslaved African Americans. 2. Despite Dim Odds, Democrats Nationwide […]

1. Dueling House Resolutions Condemn House Members What You Need To Know: A group of U.S. House Republicans introduced a resolution Monday to censure Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) and her closest colleagues. 2. McConnell Announces Plans to Block Biden Supreme Court Pick What You Need To Know: Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled his […]

1. Politicians Work to Keep George Floyd Policing Act Alive What You Need To Know: Almost one month after missing the deadline announced by President Joe Biden to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Democrats and Republicans continue working on a compromise bill continues. 2. Attorney General Garland Vows Fight Against Voter Suppression […]

1. State Autopsy Confirmed Andrew Brown Jr. Death as Homicide What You Need To Know: Andrew Brown, Jr. died from a gunshot wound to the head. A North Carolina state autopsy report released Thursday confirmed the unarmed African American man died from a “penetrating gunshot wound to the head.”  2. Black Voters Matter Voting Rights […]

1. Senate Report Looks at the How, Not the Why of the Jan. 6 Attack What You Need To Know: Senate investigators released the first and what may be the only report about the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. 2. Civil Rights Leaders Push Manchin in Voting Rights Fight What You Need To […]

  1. Primary Voting Day in Virginia and New Jersey What You Need To Know: Voters in Virginia and New Jersey head to voting polls today. Virginians will participate in the Democratic primary. 2. Obama Calls on Corporate America, Congress to Act on Voting Rights What You Need To Know: As Republican leaders continue efforts […]

1. He’s Baaaack…Donald Trump’s Return to the Stage What You Need To Know: In the wake of ongoing arrests following the January 6 Capitol insurrection, continued social media bans and hints of an August “reinstatement,” Donald Trump returned to the public stage Saturday night.   2. Joe Manchin Op-Ed: I’m Voting Against Democrats… Again What […]

1. Deborah Peoples Set to Make Ft. Worth History What You Need To Know: Deborah Peoples is set to make history. After votes are counted Saturday night, the lifelong Fort Worth resident and longtime political activist could become the first African American mayor of the Texas town. 2. Black Voters Matter Celebrates Texas Democrats’ Action, […]

1. Where Does the Texas Voter Suppression Bill Go from Here? What You Need To Know: Following Sunday night’s dramatic exodus by Texas Democrats from the House floor, state Republicans are plotting their next move. 2. Vice President Harris to Lead Voting Rights Efforts What You Need To Know: As Democratic lawmakers struggle to shepherd […]