Day: January 9, 2020

Sen. Sherrod Brown makes a hire

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) has hired Trudy Perkins as communications director in his personal office. Perkins is the first black communications director in the U.S. Senate since D. J. Jordan left in August 2018. She is one of approximately 340 top Senate staffers who serve as chiefs of staff, legislative directors, communication directors or full committee staff directors.[Read More…]


Liberians Rejoice Over a Promised Path to U. S. Citizenship

  ( – As the Trump administration turns down an ever-growing number of applications for asylum, it surprised many that some 5,000 Liberians in the United States have been granted a path to citizenship.  In fact, it was the product of decades of effort by the Liberian community and its allies.  “This has been a 20-plus-year fight where people have[Read More…]

Four murdered in Mississippi prisons

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating the murders of four black-male inmates at four state prisons that occurred within a week of each other. The inmates were murdered in two regional prisons and two others were murdered in state prisons during major disturbances sparked by gang warfare, the Jackson-based department of corrections announced January 3rd. One man was murdered[Read More…]