TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A park ranger furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot. The New Jersey Lottery on Wednesday announced Judith Smith had purchased the winning Dec. 17 Pick-6 ticket days before the shutdown closed the Fort Wadsworth recreation area in Staten Island, New York. The Bayonne, […]

We are about 48 hours away from another possible government shutdown. Congress has come up with a solution but they need Donald Trump to sign off on it to avoid another shutdown. Trump has said that he doesn’t like what they’ve come up with and that he’s “not happy.” But still calls himself the best […]


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.” As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t think the negotiators will strike a […]

Donald Trump caved and he isn’t getting his wall. The government was shut down for 36 days and no one was getting paid, leaving families struggling. But, the Democrats would’t let up and Donald Trump was forced to put his wall on the back burner. The government reopened! HEAD BACK TO THE BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM HOMEPAGE

Donald Trump reopened the government to change the headlines from Roger Stone’s arrest. Literally that morning the narrative was all about another one of Trump’s buddies being arrested, but being the narcissist that he is, Trump had to change it. Russ doesn’t believe Trump will ever shut the government down again because it makes him […]

National News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president’s demands for money to build his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump announced the agreement to break the 35-day […]

By now we are all sick of the government shutdown. The president and his crew do not understand real life. His daughter in-law Laura Trump, proved that they really don’t understand what families are going through when she said, “it is a little bit of pain but it’s going to be for the future of our […]

Life & Style

TSA workers are usually among the least-liked government employees. But these days many travelers passing through airports are taking a moment to express their gratitude to the furloughed workers putting in their hours without pay as the partial government shutdown continues. In my research as a scholar of communication, as I outline in my book, “The Art of Gratitude.” I […]

Furloughed Sisters Nikki Howard and Jaqi Wright turned an unfortunate situation into a full fledged business. Both sisters are furloughed as a result of the government shutdown and are now working for themselves. The idea for the business came when Nikki made a cheesecake for their church’s New Years Eve party. Jaqi says it was […]

The government shutdown is affecting hundreds of thousands of people, including sisters Nikki Howard and Jaqi Wright. The sisters have decided to make lemonade from lemons and they’ve started a cheesecake business called Furlough Cheesecake. They’ve been doing interviews all over and orders have really picked up. But, things really took off when Ellen DeGeneres […]


WHAT’S NEW President Donald Trump lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after Democrats made clear they would not accept his proposal to fund a border wall in exchange for temporarily protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones. Trump had billed the plan as a compromise, […]

Damon knows that he’s the guy that jokes about serious topics, maybe too much. But he doesn’t see anything funny about the government shutdown. He actually finds it ridiculous and selfish. It’s been over three weeks and it is past time for Trump to reopen the government so folks can get back to work and […]