September 23, 2020         
Sec. Mike Pompeo, Sen. Josh Hawley to Speak on First Night of Family Research Council Action's Values Voter Summit 2020   •   Laird Superfood Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering   •   Attention Gen- Zers!! Help Make a Difference in Your Community with $2,500 from Pop-Tarts and United Way   •   FCNL Congratulates House on Savanna’s Act and Not Invisible Act Passage   •   CURE Media Group Announces Winners of the Inaugural 2020 Lung Cancer Heroes™ Awards   •   Citi Private Bank Survey Finds Caution, Cash Conservation and COVID-19 Driving Investor Sentiment Into 2021   •   Talbots Third “The Art of the Scarf” Collection Honors National Breast Cancer Awareness Month   •   House Legislation Will Provide Programs to Support Coordinated, Comprehensive Care for U.S. Veterans with Prostate Cancer   •   5 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Honored at the Euromoney 'Women in Business Law Awards Americas' 2020   •   Profoto Announces A10 Studio Light With Built-In AirX Technology; More Info at B&H   •   Walmart Announces Plans to Meet the Changing Needs of Customers This Holiday Shopping Season   •   Nutrition for Longevity Launches Ready Made Meals for Home Delivery   •   New Citi GPS Report Estimates $16 Trillion in Lost GDP Due to Racial Inequality in the United States   •   Give an Hour® Awarded a Grant From Coalition to Salute America's Heroes to Provide Mental Health Counseling to Veterans   •   Safe Kids and Union Pacific Railroad Encourage Parents to Learn the Facts and Talk to Kids During National Rail Safety Week   •   Seven Million American Women of Childbearing Age Live in Counties with Limited or No Maternity Care, Contributing to Maternal an   •   FAVER to Raise Early-Round Capital to Launch App Focused on Giving, Getting and Organizing Trusted Recommendations   •   Cano Health Inaugurates First Medical Center In San Antonio On Saturday, September 26   •   Chukchansi Tribe and TealHeal agreed to deliver advanced medical care to the homes of the tribal members   •   Tampa-based Senior Living operator, Inspired Living to launch first Independent Living brand, Inspirations at the Town Center
Bookmark and Share

BP OUTRAGES BLACKS

 

HOUSTON -- The president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce today expressed his outrage and concern over reports that hundreds of Gulf Coast fishermen have not received their scheduled hardship payments.

"I'm deeply troubled that BP is not fulfilling its promise to these fishermen and their families," Harry Alford, president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, said.  "When BP made this mess, they promised the thousands of people who rely on the Gulf for their livelihood that they would make them whole – to-date they've failed miserably.  They aren't stopping the spill.  They aren't cleaning up the mess.  And now they're not taking care of the families that they've harmed.  America and the Gulf Coast residents need more than empty promises and broken dreams.  We need BP to follow through on their commitments."

Mr. Alford responded to news reports that workers from the Gulf region were unexpectedly notified that BP was changing its payment schedule to individuals who have been caused severe hardship due to BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Mr. Alford is in Houston today talking to minority business owners about the disaster's impact on their businesses and getting a firsthand account of BP's response efforts and the long road to recovery for the region.

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