Mr. President Take the Hint: Do Arlington Cemetary Ceremony Next Year

I know it’s silly but I’m gonna say it. This was the big guy upstairs sending the Prez a message: Dude, do the Arlington Cemetary ceremony next year… NYT: “The sky, sunny...

House Dems Told to Warn All of GOP Control Over Memorial Day Break

Great piece in THE HILL by Jared Allen… Over break, House Dems asked to sound warnings of GOP takeback House Democrats are being urged this recess to combine their electoral sales pitch on...

Memorial Day III

It’s Memorial Day… remember those who served… remember the fallen… remember the sacrifice.

Memorial Day II

Black soldiers, a photo gallery. SEE: http://newsone.com/nation/news-one-staff/gallery-black-soldiers-from-the-revolutionary-war-to-iraq/

Best Kept Secret

Best Kept Secret is a community based gang prevention organization based in Newport News, Va.

YPA Citizen Sigs Reach 10,691

Sign the petition @ http://youthpromiseaction.org

Two CBCers Against DADT: Bishop + Davis

BISHOP + ARTUR. Rep. Sanford Bishop of Georgia was the only member of the Congressional Black Caucus to vote against aboloishing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.  Alcee Hastings missed the vote...

House Passes Extenders + Farmers, Summer Jobs $$

HOUSE PASSES $$ FOR BLACK FARMERS + SUMMER JOBS. Finally. The House approves the money for the discrimination settlement for black farmers case as well as money for summer jobs.  The only catch...

Summer Jobs + Black Farmers: Senate Gone. House Stays to Pass Extenders

SUMMER JOBS + BLACK FARMERS. The U.S. Senate is done until Congress returns after a week off.  The House remains to pass the extenders package with the money for the Pigford/black farmers...

DADT Debate on House Floor

DON’T ASK DON’T TELL. House is about to vote on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell tonight in 15 minutes.  No word on whether they will vote on the extenders bill with the money for...

Sen. Kay Hagen: Black Farmers $$ Is IN Senate Bill

BLACK FARMERS $$ IS IN SENATE “EXTENDERS” BILL. Sen. Kay Hagen of North Carolina says the money to finally settle the black farmers discrimination suit (the Pigford Case) is in the...

Maxine Waters, Mel Watt + Greg Meeks…

LIVELY TRIO. Reps. Maxine Waters, Mel Watt + Greg Meeks are expected to be named to the financial regulatory reform conference committee but it’s not a done deal yet.  House Financial...

May 2011: Finding Freedom Riders

On Monday, Reps. Bennie Thompson, Jim Clyburn and John Lewis announced a commemoration to take place in May of 2011 of the Freedom Rides during the civl rights movement.  They are trying to track...