CBC May Use Power of 39 Votes

Yesterday, $10 billion was added to the war supplemental to avoid teacher layoffs when schools open in September. “Black Farmers WILL be taken care of…” Oversight Chairman Ed...

CBC Still Working on TANF, Farmers + Summer Jobs

THE CBC PUSHES… Though it looked dim, really, really dim… the money is NOT in the legislation as I write this.  The Congressional Black Caucus, led by House Majority Whip Jim...

54 Shot in Chicago + Summer Jobs $ Dead

SUMMER JOBS DEAD. THE DATE IS JUNE 30. Barring a last minute change or a sudden addition to the war supplemental money for summer jobs is dead.  The money for summer jobs has been a CBC priority...

NAACP on Byrd

From the NAACP web site: “Senator Byrd reflects the transformative power of this nation,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. “Senator Byrd went from being an active...

Jackson Lee and Scott Q on Obama Secret Service Protection

OBAMA’S SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION. Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Crime held a hearing on the Secret Service. Director Mark Sullivan was the only wiyness.  The...

Black Farmers $ In War Supplemental?

Black Farmers Money to be Attached to War Supplemental? Periodically, Congress has to authorize a load of cash to fund our endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Typically a bunch of other items...

Stall: Black Farmers, Summer Jobs

SENATE STALLED ON BLACK FARMERS, SUMMER JOBS… Right now the U.S. Senate is making preparations for Sen. Robert Byrd to lie in repose on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Senate has not...

54 Shot in Chicago, Supreme Ct + Prez Silent

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” — Dr....

Scott + McCarthy: Corporal Punishment

Reps. Bobby Scott and Carolyn McCarthy held a press conference on corporal punishment about an hour ago outside the U.S. Capitol.  McCarthy has introduced legislation on the issue.  see here...

Who Will Q Kagan Re Hiring No Blacks

FRANKEN? HERB KOHL… ? Elena Kagan managed to get through an entire legal career without hiring a single African American. Funny when you consider that two African Americans, Thurgood...

Barbara Lee Breaks Sunday Talk ‘Blackout’

THE CBC IS AT THE HEIGHT of ITS POWER… …but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the Sunday political talk shows.  Jim DeMint? No problem… Michele Bachmann? She’s...

Wall St Reform Vote: Waters, Fattah Provisions…

UH-OH. With the death of Sen. Byrd the vote on the Wall Street Reform bill is in jeopardy.  There are some real victories for the CBC in the legislation.  Rep. Chaka Fattah’s one billion...

Byrd

BYRD. Bob Byrd was a lot of things.  The longest serving Senator was a stickler for Senate rules and the chief reason it took so long to bring cameras and C-SPAN’s coverage to...

Jobless Homeowners: Fattah Provides $1B

Chaka! FATTAH’s ONE BIL FOR JOBLESS HOMEOWNERS. From the website of Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia: A provision in the Financial Reform legislation, expected to be signed by the...