HHS Postpones Menthol Cigarette Ban

Public health advocates question the delay and civil rights groups are concerned with minority health. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently moved back the implementation…

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USDA Holds Inaugural Equity Summit

The department looked at the final policy report from the USDA Equity Commission. The U.S. Department of Energy (USDA) held its inaugural National Equity Summit on Friday, where…

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CDC Resumes Anti-Smoking Campaign

The agency’s focus is on menthol cigarettes. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is running nationwide ads featuring former smokers’ stories of health dangers. The agency’s campaign is particularly…

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White House Expands Small Business Access to Federal Contracts

OMB guidance expands access for small businesses to high-value and high use contracts. President Biden’s administration released guidance this week on the expansion of access to federal contracts…

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USDA Appoints New Advisory Committee Members for Minority Farmers

The 15 members have been appointed to serve a two-year term. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) appointed 15 new members to their Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers,…

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Appeals Court Halts Creation of State Court in Jackson, Mississippi

Grants temporary administrative stay for one week. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted an administrative stay to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)…

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HHS Highlights New Research to Avoid Data-Based Discrimination

The director of the study says decisions must be made intentionally to “mitigate and prevent racial and ethnic bias.“ The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) highlighted…

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8th Circuit Court Ruling Alters Voting Rights Act Interpretation

The majority ruled that private parties cannot sue under the act, only the federal government. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that only the U.S.…

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Education Department Launches Ad Campaign for Teaching Profession

Secretary Cardona says the Public Service Announcements support diversity as part of the “Raise the Bar” effort. The Department of Education recently launched an ad campaign to encourage…

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Treasury Secretary Speaks at Annual Freedman’s Bank Forum

Attendees seek solutions to eliminate discrimination in banking, housing, and lending. The Department of the Treasury hosted the 2023 Freedman’s Bank Forum last week. The gathering included state…

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