Day: March 24, 2020

Coronavirus cases and deaths continue to grow in the U.S.

    There are now 83,836 confirmed case of coronavirus cases in the U.S., the highest in the world The novel coronavirus is expected to kill 200,000 to 1.7 million Americans by the end of the year, Ebony Jade Hilton, M.D., predicted Friday during the Congressional Black Caucus Telephone Town Hall. Dr. Hilton, an anesthesiologist at the University of Virginia,[Read More…]

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Groups push for release of some federal inmates because of COVID-19

Six national organizations have mailed a letter to President Trump urging him to commute the federal sentences of elderly inmates and those suffering from chronic conditions who may be eligible for compassionate release because of coronavirus. “As the United States continues to combat the global health pandemic rapidly spreading throughout the country, it is critical that we not forget the[Read More…]

It’s a supreme loss for Byron Allen’s company

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a black-owned company that charged Comcast Corporation, one of the nation’s largest cable operators, violated Section 1981, the nation’s oldest civil rights law, when it refused to carry the firm’s programing for racial reasons. In a unanimous 20-page decision the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case titled Comcast Corporation versus National Association of[Read More…]

Groups push for release of some federal inmates because of COVID-19

Six national organizations have mailed a letter to President Trump urging him to commute the federal sentences of elderly inmates and those suffering from chronic conditions who may be eligible for compassionate release because of the coronavirus. “As the United States continues to combat the global health pandemic rapidly spreading throughout the country, it is critical that we not forget[Read More…]

Olympic Games are postponed as COVID-19 takes the podium

The International Olympic Committee and Japan’s prime minister announced Tuesday morning they are postponing Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympic Games until sometime next year because of COVID-19. Thomas Bach, president of the IOC, which is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Abe Shinzo, Japan’s prime minister concluded that the game of XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond[Read More…]