Legislation that would create a federal exploratory commission on reparations for Black Americans was approved Wednesday by a House committee for the first time, setting up a vote by the full Congress if Democratic leaders choose to bring it to the House floor. It was a day of many firsts for the longstanding bill known as H.R. 40, as it had previously never received a markup or a committee vote. Spearheaded by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Sheila Jackson Lee Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years Black lawmakers press Biden on agenda at White House meeting Georgia election law prevents African American, Latinx, others from exercising the right to vote MORE (D-Texas), who took up H.R. 40’s cause after the late Rep. John Conyers John James Conyers Chicago suburb could serve as road map for reparations Obama says reparations 'justified' House subcommittee debates reparations bill for Black Americans … [Read more...] about House panel approves bill to set up commission on reparations
Left-wing Hollywood activists Alyssa Milano and Chelsea Handler are pressing President Joe Biden to take action on slavery reparations, arguing that financial compensation to black Americans is necessary to combat racism and “white supremacy.” In a five-minute video from the left-wing group Now This, Alyssa Milano and Chelsea Handler voiced their support for reparations by claiming it will rectify the sins of the past. “Silence is not an option and it’s certainly not a cure. If President Biden and Congress are serious about moving the country froward, then they have to get serous on federal action on reparations,” Milano said. Watch below: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alyssa Milano (@milano_alyssa) Milano appeared to be reading from notes as she addressed the camera. “Failure to atone for the pain that white supremacy has caused and is still causing creates space for those violent … [Read more...] about Alyssa Milano, Chelsea Handler Push Biden to Take Action on Slavery Reparations
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 13 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Britt Reid was charged with DWI from a crash that left a 5-year-old girl with a brain injury in February, but the child’s family said Monday it isn't enough. Tiffany Verhulst, the cousin of 5-year-old Ariel Young, who was the victim in the crash, told USA Today she still believed the former Kansas City Chiefs coach was getting away easy. "We don’t believe the charges are fair or harsh enough," Verhulst told the paper. "It’s been incredibly hard knowing he’s out every day living his normal life and Ariel’s life is completely changed. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "Our whole family’s life changed due to him making the decision to drink and drive." Verhulst set up a donation page for Ariel when the crash occurred. It has raised more than $545,000 to help cover medical … [Read more...] about Charges against ex-Chiefs coach Britt Reid not ‘fair or harsh enough,’ cousin of crash victim says
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 12 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Britt Reid, a former Kansas City Chiefs coach and son of Andy Reid, was charged in a crash in Missouri that left a 5-year-old girl with a brain injury in February a day before the team left for Super Bowl LV. Reid, 35, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a class D felony, the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said Monday . He could face one-to-seven years in jail if he is convicted. Prosecutors said they requested a $100,000 bond. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The crash took place near the southbound ramp of Interstate 435 a day before the Chiefs left for the Super Bowl, according to WDAF, the Fox-affiliated TV station in Kansa City . A driver in a Chevrolet Impala ran out of gas and was on the ramp where a call for help was made, police said. The hazard … [Read more...] about Ex-Chiefs coach Britt Reid charged in February crash that left 5-year-old girl with brain injury
But amid the disappointment felt on the Red Bull pit wall in the aftermath of Max Verstappen’s defeat to Lewis Hamilton, there was an underlying optimism that this could be its best chance of a title assault in nine seasons. Hamilton may have outfoxed Verstappen in the closing stages with his defence at Turn 4, taking advantage of the change in policing to track limits instigated by Red Bull, but he was under no illusions of the deficit Mercedes faces. “I’m pretty sure we've got to do better," Hamilton said. "We've got to be smarter, and how we navigate through our weekends with the fact that we don't have the fastest car at the moment. "But that's all good for me. I don't mind having to pull out extra in order to make the difference." Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB16B Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images Bahrain may have seemed like a bullet dodged for Mercedes, but is also represents a missed opportunity for Red Bull. … [Read more...] about Is Imola a must-win for Red Bull to break Verstappen’s Italy curse?