Today's Date: April 18, 2021
/C O R R E C T I O N -- SWAIA/Santa Fe Indian Market/   •   Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Joins Pastor Hackett's Protest for Diversity on Chancery Court   •   Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities   •   Wrangler® Unveils Global Sustainability Platform: WeCare Wrangler™   •   Boutique Air Announces New Las Vegas-Merced Route   •   CUPE Lays Out Priorities for Budget 2021   •   Biden administration forces taxpayers to fund the trafficking of aborted baby body parts, says Family Research Council   •     STI Awareness Month: Rachel Zar, Relationship and Sex Therapist on Staying Safe Between the Sheets   •   Cymbiotika Launches Mother’s Day Bundle   •   Reconciliation in Action: Fisheries Agreement reached between Government of Canada and the Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government   •   One Voice Children's Choir Uses Their Voices to Raise Awareness of Their Nonprofit with "Little Voice"   •   Health Foundation of South Florida, Miami-Dade and Broward counties partner to launch locally produced, multi-media COVID vaccin   •   Franklin Covey Co. Named to 2021 Training Industry Top 20 Training Companies List For 10th Time For Best-in-Class Leadership Sol   •   Wildflower Strengthens Commitment to Black Maternal Health with New Tools, Resources for Black Mothers   •   Half of Kids with Inflammatory Syndrome After COVID-19 Have Neurologic Symptoms   •   Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. to Report First Quarter 2021 Financial Results on May 5, 2021   •   Labcorp to Webcast Its Annual Meeting of Shareholders   •   Global COVID-19 Vaccine Inequalities Are Scandalous, Says AHF   •   Statement on the first anniversary of the mass shooting in Nova Scotia   •   USA Fashion to Manufacture a Collection of Solid Basic Apparel as a Core Offering of its USA Fashion Women’s Clothing Bran
Bookmark and Share

Blacks Denounce BP Cutting Hardship Payments

WASHINGTON -- National Black Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Harry Alfordexpressed continued disappointment in BP's handling of hardship payments it promised to Gulf area residents who have been unable to work because of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

"I'd like to say that I'm surprised, but unfortunately the hits just keep on coming for these hardworking people along the Gulf Coast," Mr. Alford said.  "This truly is an outrage.  Last week we learned that checks were delayed, then BP said they were in the mail, now we're hearing the checks are coming, but they're not very big.  How does this help these struggling families, who would be out working today if it wasn't for the BP rig disaster?  BP owes these families some straight talk and some real action."

Mr. Alford was responding to news accounts that more than 40,000 checks sent to Louisiana residents may be lower than anticipated.  BP blamed paperwork issues submitted by affected workers.

The National Black Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of African American communities.  The goal of the NBCC is to sustain African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the U.S. and via interaction with the Black Diaspora. The NBCC was incorporated in Washington, D.C. in March 1993, represents 95,000 Black-owned businesses, and provides an advocacy that reaches all 1 million Black owned businesses in the U.S.

 



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News