Government contractors and representatives of 32BJ-SEIU Lila Johnson (far left) and Faye Smith (far right), with politicians Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.).(Photo by: The Afro)
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Workers and Legislators Unite to Help Low-Wage Contract Employees

THE AFRO — 32BJ – SEIU, a union which represents over 600 janitors and security guards that were furloughed and didn’t receive wages. […read more]

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Caption: Texas State Senator Borris Miles
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COMMENTARY: Elected Enemies – The Government Shutdown That’s Crippling America

NNPA NEWSWIRE — This has been the third shutdown of the federal government since President Donald J. Trump took the oath of office. However, as a result of the current catastrophic and life-altering shutdown, millions of the people who rely on the government for their livelihood — directly and indirectly — have been severely impacted. […read more]

Julianne Malveaux is an author and economist. Her latest book “Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy” is available via www.amazon.com.
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COMMENTARY: Hate and Horror — When Does It Stop?

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Motivated by 45, Cesar Sayoc has “allegedly” mailed at least 15 pipe bombs to Democratic political figures that Trump has criticized. Instead of doing the decent thing (like calling his predecessors, Presidents Obama, and Clinton to pledge to use federal resources to get to the bottom of this madness), he spent time speculating that perhaps this was a Democratic set-up.” […read more]