Sybil Wilkes 1. Tick Tock…You’re on the Clock, Mr. President   What You Need to Know: President Biden and Vice President Harris took their support of voting rights legislation to Atlanta Tuesday. Mr. Biden put his support behind a “carve-out” of the Senate filibuster in order to pass two national voter protection bills, the John Lewis […]

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1. Happy Labor Day to Black Giants of the Labor Movement What You Need To Know: Today is Labor Day. It’s more than a day to say goodbye to summer with one last barbeque, prepare for this next semester of school, or if one is lucky, begin a change of wardrobe. 2. States Following Texas’ […]

1. House Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act What You Need To Know: Amidst the crises of Afghanistan and the issues surrounding the coronavirus, social activists are reminding President Biden that he must multi-task. 2. North Carolina Grants Voting Rights to 56,000 Felony Offenders What You Need To Know: In Raleigh, North Carolina, with […]

1. Historic Increase as Food Stamp Benefits Jump 25 Percent What You Need To Know: The Biden administration announced a historic expansion to the nation’s food stamp program that will begin in October. Predictions indicate this decision will give more than 40 million Americans about 30% more to spend on groceries. 2. Democratic House Majority […]