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National Civil Rights Group and Hundreds of Medical Professionals Call on the Trump Administration and States to Release Racial Data for COVID-19 Tests, Cases and Outcomes

This comprehensive call to action is driven by a collective concern that the lack of transparency by federal and state officials is preventing public health officials from understanding the full impact of this pandemic of Black communities and other communities of color, hampering the ability to develop robust interventions, and potentially enabling further community spread.   […]

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PRESIDENT & CEO MELANIE L. CAMPBELL REFLECTS ON THE PASSING OF REV. DR. JOSEPH ECHOLS LOWERY,

Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and National Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) offered the following thoughts about the passing of Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, who was a co-founder of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Georgia Coalition for the Peoples Agenda and other civil rights and social justice organizations. Dr. Lowery was known as the “Dean of the Civil Rights Movement.” […]

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House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal

Earlier, several civil rights organizations noted watching with vigilance as Senate negotiations and, later, voting in both chambers took place. “We know that when the economy goes into decline, people of color always bear the brunt,” said Teresa Candori, communications director for the National Urban League. “We will be fighting to make sure the most vulnerable communities are not an afterthought.” […]

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St. Louis American Publisher Praises Establishment of NNPA Task Force and Resource Center

     “There’s a lot of rumors and I knew that we had a special role to play,” argued Dr. Suggs. “That’s why the NNPA Task Force is so important. We have to have special, validated information. Our community has a disproportionate amount of exposure to disease and the NNPA collectively is in position to make certain that they are aware of the kind of information that’s out there and relevant to the Black community.” […]