(Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images) U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is offering a new bill to address racial disparities in maternal health care, one of several plans by 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on the issue. Harris’ bill, first introduced in 2018, would create some $150 million in grant programs to medical schools and states to fight implicit racial bias in health care for women. The legislation, co-sponsored in the House by Rep.
On today’s episode of DC360, Grio special correspondent Tiffany Cross discusses Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton is running for Miami Dade County commissioner; Ohio Congresswoman, Joyce Beatty, introduced “The Free Credit Score Act” which would allow people to request their credit score every year from the three national reporting agencies free of charge; Maryland congressman Elijah Cummings wants to create a prison to school pipeline to change the story for people who have served their time; Tiffany’s take on Flint, Michigan. For all the latest political news that matters to our community, watch new episodes of DC360 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and follow Tiffany Cross on Twitter.
Racial wealth divides in the United States, especially between black and white Americans, are stark. For each dollar in wealth held by white households, black households hold less than seven cents. These divides even hold across income levels – a 2015 report found that for every $1 of wealth that the median black household with a college degree holds, a similar white household would hold more than $11 of wealth.
A jury has awarded five Black Mississippi strippers over $3 million after a federal judge determined they worked under worse conditions than their white co-workers.
In this May 16, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen.
GOP Rep. Justin Amash becomes the first Republican to call for President Trump's impeachment. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Many Democrats have called for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but an overwhelming majority of the GOP disagree that the former reality television star is an incompetent, racist who, on a daily, bamboozles the political spectrum with his Twitter rants, gaslighting tactics and alleged lies and misleading’s.
Sybrina Fulton, mother of the late Trayvon Martin, announced her intention to seek public office. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The mother of Trayvon Martin noted in the 2018 documentary “Rest in Power” that it took her teen son being shot down by then-neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman for her to find the voice to stand up to the racially-charged injustices that permeates throughout our nation’s judicial system.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: Richard Mahoney of the Pro-Life Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and American Holocaust Museum holds a crucifix during a protest vigil sponsored by The Christian Defense Coalition and Priests for Life outside of the Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The Government Accountability Office has found that Ben Carsonbroke the law when he ordered a $31,561 dining room table set and an $8,000 dishwasher for his office but failed to report the purchases.