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President Joe Biden

White House Announces ‘National Month of Action’ To Promote COVID-19 Vaccinations; Partners With Black-Owned Barbershops To Reach Minority Communities

With just over 63% of the country nationwide at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19, President Biden has stepped up efforts to push that number over 70% before the end of the month.  Tyler Pager, Lena H. Sun and John Wagner of The Washington Post reported that by declaring June a…

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Biden Administration Partners with Popular Dating Apps to Help Encourage Users to Get Their COVID-19 Vaccinations

Dating apps and sites like Tinder and OkCupid aren’t just tracking users’ favorite hobbies and personal likes and dislikes anymore. As more and more cities begin to open up, and as the number of vaccinated individuals increases, many people will start feeling comfortable venturing out again to make up for…

Karine Jean-Pierre

Karine Jean-Pierre Becomes First Out LGBTQ Person — and First Black Woman in 30 Years — to Host Daily White House Press Briefing

White House principal deputy press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made history on May 26, becoming just the second Black woman and the first openly LGBTQ individual to lead a daily White House press briefing. CNN’s Allie Malloy and Caroline Kelly reported that “Judy Smith, who was a deputy press secretary under…

George Floyd family

George Floyd’s Family To Meet with President Biden and Other D.C. Leaders on One-Year Anniversary of His Death

On the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by former police officer Derek Chauvin, his family will be traveling to Washington D.C. for a special meeting with President Biden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other top congressional leaders. Emma Newburger of CNBC has reported that “the Floyd family’s…

immigration

ICE Closing 2 Controversial Detention Centers Following Allegations of Abusive Treatment to Immigrants

Following rampant allegations of racism, excessive force and other abuses against immigrant detainees, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced that it will be closing two “troubled” detention centers in Georgia and Massachusetts. Julia Ainsley of NBC News has reported that “Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas directed ICE to…

LGBTQ families

The US State Department Eliminates Policy That Denied Citizenship to Some Children of Same-Sex Couples

For years, many children born abroad to married same-sex couples have been denied U.S. citizenship. The government claimed that if the child didn’t have a biological tie to a parent who is an American citizen, their request for citizenship was invalid. But on May 18, that heartbreaking and unjust policy…

tax the rich

President Biden to Unveil Plan for Increased Spending on Social Programs Funded by New Tax on Multimillionaires

In a televised speech he will make before both houses of Congress on Wednesday, April 28, President Biden plans to unveil “The American Families Plan,” a new tax plan aimed at making the nation’s millionaires pay for desperately needed social support, including increases in childcare spending, education, and paid leave….