Archive for April 14th, 2015

African Americans are getting better care because of the Affordable Care Act

Number of Uninsured Adults Decreasing Under Obamacare

Report also suggests racial disparities in healthcare improving under new law (HealthDay News) — Americans’ access to health care is improving under President Barack Obama’s health care law, with greater gains among blacks and Hispanics than among whites, according to a federal government report. The proportion of uninsured adults under 65 fell from a high of 22 percent in 2010 […]

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Howard University and D.C. Public Schools Form Partnership

Howard University and D.C. Public Schools Form Partnership

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) –– The mayor of Washington, D.C., the chancellor of the city’s public schools and the president of Howard University announced a program to expose students to advanced college preparation. Beginning this fall, Howard will open its doors to 12th-grade students who attend Banneker Academic High School and […]

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National Coalition Black Civic Participation will lobby on Capitol Hill

Black Men and Boys Group to Advocate on Capitol Hill

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) will host Black Men and Boys Day on Capitol Hill April 22-23. The program is a component of the new Gathering of Black Men Initiative of the NCBCP’s Black Youth Vote! Civic Leadership and Engagement Program. “In light […]

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Celebrating Black Troops Triumphant Entry into Richmond, the Former Confederate Capital

Celebrating Black Troops Triumphant Entry into Richmond, the Former Confederate Capital

By A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) – On Sunday, April 3, 1865, according to Thomas Morris Chester, the only Black Civil War correspondent, “Brevet Brigadier General Draper’s brigade of colored troops, and Brevet Major General August Kautz’s division were the first infantry to enter Richmond. The gallant 36th Infantry U.S. Colored Troops, under Lieutenant Colonel B.F. Pratt, has the honor of […]

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Illinois Black Chamber Members to Lobby Legislators

Illinois Black Chamber Members to Lobby Legislators

The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce will lobby state legislators Wednesday, April 15th, in Springfield, the state capital, concerning issues that may affect black-owned businesses. Chamber members will meet at 10 a.m. at the Lincoln Statue in front of the Capitol Building before separating to meet various legislators and other business people to discuss legislation that may positively or negatively […]

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