President Biden, in remarks prepared for the Martin & Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast on Sunday, is calling on Congress to restore parts of the Voting Rights Act struck down by the Supreme Court in 2013.
“In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, holding that times have changed and blatant voter discrimination was rare, contrary to the assault... Read more
In celebration of Black History Month, CNBC Invest in You is featuring weekly stories from CNBC contributors and members of the Financial Wellness Council, including the lessons they’ve learned growing up, their advice to Black youth, their inspirations and how they are working to close the racial wealth gap.
More needs to be done to help Black Americans achieve financial success, from increased financial... Read more
He kept Democrats united on a $1.9 trillion bill he called “one of the most progressive pieces of legislation — if not the most progressive — in decades.”
Chuck Schumer’s job as Senate majority leader is harder than Mitch McConnell’s ever was. He leads a smaller majority than the Kentucky Republican, and one with wildly different ideologies — from Bernie Sanders... Read more
International Booker winner Marieke Lucas Rijneveld will not translate inaugural poet’s work into Dutch after anger that a Black writer was not hired
The acclaimed author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld has pulled out of translating Amanda Gorman’s poetry into Dutch, after their publisher was criticised for picking a writer for the role who was not also Black.
Dutch publisher Meulenhoff had announced Rijneveld, winner... Read more
"Africa is on the rise and African people are also ascending," one person said.
At Cape Coast Castle on the shores of the Ghanaian city, a sordid history belies its beauty.
The castle overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a former slave-trade outpost, is home to the so-called "Door of No Return," through which millions of Africans were forced onto slave ships bound for... Read more