described him as, “kind of the Rosa Parks of Wall Street.” He joined the Washington lobbying powerhouse Akin Gump, and became a close confident of Democratic politicians.
After Bill Clinton was first elected in 1992, he named Jordan to lead his transition team.
He never accepted a government job, and in 1999 joined the New York financial giant Lazard.
The NAACP’s legal defense fund said in a statement it was “deeply saddened” by Jordan’s death, calling him “an esteemed attorney and leader who helped drive the advancement of civil rights in America over a venerable career.”
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson explains to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer why the NAACP is backing the lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and others for inciting the Capitol riot.
The White House said President Joe Biden will set a new, increased refugee cap in May after facing a barrage of criticism when officials confirmed to CNN and other outlets that it would remain at the historically low level set by former President Donald Trump.
The United States is preparing for the possibility that a booster shot will be needed between nine to 12 months after people are initially vaccinated against COVID-19, a White House official said on Thursday. Jayson Albano reports.
The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia to punish it for election interference, cyber-hacking, bullying Ukraine and other “malign” acts. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
When tragedy struck across the country in Georgia, Tam Nguyen helped fellow members of his Southern California Vietnamese-American community start defense courses and assert themselves in the face of racism. Gloria Tso reports.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks to CNN’s Jake Tapper about Georgia’s new voting law that critics deem restrictive, and Major League Baseball’s decision to move its All-Star game out of Atlanta in response to the law.
Equity benchmark indices traded flat during early hours on April 15 amid an interplay of resurgence in COVID-19 cases and the pace of vaccination. Investors tracked updates on the vaccines approval and prediction of a normal monsoon season across the country despite mixed global cues. At 10:15 am, the BSE S and P Sensex was down by 204 points or 0.42 per cent at 48,340 while the Nifty 50 edged lower by 40 points or 0.28 per cent to 14,465. Nifty metal rose by 1.5 per cent and pharma by 1.1 per cent. But all other sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the red. Among stocks, IT software major Infosys dropped by 3.6 per cent to Rs 1,344.40 per share after reporting a 2.3 per cent sequential decline in consolidated profit at Rs 5,076 crore for the quarter ended March. Traders booked profit even as the company board approved a buyback of equity shares through open market route amounting to Rs 9,200 crore at a price not exceeding Rs 1,750 a share, Grasim lost by 3.2 per cent, Eicher Motors by 3.1 per cent, Mahindra and Mahindra by 2.8 per cent, Maruti Suzuki by 1.7 per cent and Bajaj Finance by 1 per cent. However, pharma major Cipla rose by 3.3 per cent to Rs 914.70 per share. The other prominent gainers were Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy's, Hindalco, Tata Steel, Wipro and Adani Ports. Meanwhile, Asian shares were on the backfoot following mixed cues from Wall Street where a sharp sell-off in the largest bitcoin exchange Coinbase hit tech shares.
Coinbase Global, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, staged a banner stock market debut on Wednesday, in an auspicious moment for the emerging cryptocurrency world. Conway G. Gittens has the details.