Rep. Fattah Brings in Educ Moola, GEARs Up

REP. CHAKA FATTAH, NATIONAL GEAR UP DAY. Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. the Secretary will attend an event commemorating National Gear Up Day with Rep. Chaka Fattah. Friendship Public Charter...

1245P Wed: Bachmann Presser on Black Farmers

1245PM, Rep. Michele Bachmann on Black Farmers. Well, this could only mean one of three things: 1. Michele Bachmann has had a 360 degree change of heart on the issue of black farmers. 2. There...

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver by a Mile

REV. CLEAVER. Though Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is testing the waters regarding running for Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus… and though that would be a highly charged and deeply...

Will Hagan/Lincoln Black Farmer Bill be Killed by DeMint?

IS THIS TRUE? At the U.S. Department of Agriculture you can discriminate in granting loans… and pretty much get away with it.  Can this $1.15 billion settlement for the black farmers...

32 to 3: Black Republicans and Reality

Read this “Rise of the Black Republicans…”  story… http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2010/0903/Election-2010-surprise-rise-of-black-Republicans read here. BUT...

35 Days to Nov. 2: Campaign on Weekends?

AP: Admonishing his own party, President Barack Obama says it would be “inexcusable” and “irresponsible” for unenthusiastic Democratic voters to sit out the midterm...

Chaka Tweet on Health Insurance Guide

Interesting… chakafattah : At Temple U. with House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn to unveil PennPIRG Young Person’s Guide To Health Insurance

Volume on Black Farmers Issue Gets Louder

Volume on Black Farmers Issue Gets Louder. National Black Farmers Association President John Boyd has ridden a tractor to the Capitol twice in the last two weeks.  He has had meetings with...

Black GOPer Allen West vs. Ron Klein

Black Republican Allen West vs. Ron Klein is starting to veer off into issues that have nothing to do with problems in Florida… see this West ad…

A Coy Jackson Lee Take a Pulse

CLEAVER vs. JACKSON LEE. Yeah, yeah, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is playing coy… but she’s running against Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri for CBC Chair. Bet on it.  She’s putting...

ALERT: Sheila Jackson Lee vs. Emanuel Cleaver for CBC Chair

FYI: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas is fixing to run against Rep Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri for Chair if the Congressionak Black Caucus for the 112TH Congress.  One good thing: No matter who...

SEPT. 23 @ 3P: Youth PROMISE Act / Ben & Jerry’s Event

Tomorrow: The Peace Alliance partners with Ben & Jerry’s for Thursday Capitol Hill Event! / Get the Scoop on the gang crime prevention bill, the Youth PROMISE Act / Thursday, September...

Black Republican Frazier Will “Entertain” Joining CBC

BLACK REPUBLICANS AND THE CBC. “It depends on whether or not I can have an effective voice…” Ryan Frazier said. One of the three possible black Republicans who may become a...

Why is the House in Session?

Dana Milbank makes a good point in this article about gridlock in the U.S. House.  The House, when you get right down to it, isn’t really doing much of anything and has no plans to...