1 in 17 Prisoners, 200M Saved: Sentencing Panel Says YES to Cocaine Retroactivity

1 in 17 federal inmates involved (12,000?). This afternoon the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously today to give retroactive effect to its proposed permanent amendment to the federal...

Allen West in Afghanistan

Rep. Allen West traveled to Afghanistan last weekend.  He spoke with a local TV station in Florida before his return.

Time Mag Editor Calls Obama a D*** Live on MSNBC, Suspended

Joke or not, why? MSNBC contributor and former Time magazine political editor Mark Halperin tells the MSNBC audience he thought President Obama “behaved like a bit of a dick”...

40% Unemployment in Detroit: Ellison, Conyers, Clarke Listen to 700 at Jobs Event

Reps. Conyers, Ellison and Clarke… and the Rev. Jesse Jackson face packed audience on jobs. Though the press release from the Progressive Caucus says there were 1,000 people ...

Why Raising Retirement Age to 67 is Bad News for Black Males

Raise the retirement age to 67 when the mortality rate is 70 for black males? Senators Joe Lieberman and Tom Coburn have introduced a plan to raise the retirement age to 67 — meaning that...

Poll: 63% Say Obama “Seriously Off On the Wrong Track…”

As unemployment remains at 9% and 16% for African Americans, new poll numbers from CBS and the New York Times show that President Obama is headed for a close re-election in 2012.  That is, if...

CBC Lists Jobs Tour Cities (So Far) + Purpose of Nationwide Tour

A few cities have been finalized for the CBC Jobs Tour. Not all cites are know yet, but these five are: Chicago, IL – Congressman Danny K. Davis Host - South Florida (Miami) Congressman...

FL Gov Who Rejected $2.4B to Spite Obama Sports Lowest Poll #s

Gov. Rick Scott of Florida just signed legislation that will lower unemployment benefits. The Washington Independent: “Starting in January, the maximum number of weeks someone can receive...

Radio: Our Common Ground with Janice Graham

This weekend I was on the radio show Our Common Ground see here with Janice Graham see here talking on the CBC for about an hour and a half.  see here [podcast available on itunes] One of the...

Black Farmer Chief Meets with Trade Rep Kirk

Members of the CBC met with Ron Kirk last week as did National Black Farmers Association President John Boyd. PRESS RELEASE from BOYD: Ron Kirk met with John Boyd, Founder and President of the...

Libya: 5 CBC Members Vote to Defund War, 13 Vote to Rebuke Obama

Y= 180, N= 238 on defunding Libya. Today the House voted against legislation that would have restricted  funding for the military operations in Libya. Only 5 members of the Congressional Black...

VA: After Murder of ODU Student, Scott Introduces Campus Safety

CAMPUS SAFETY ACT. Two weeks after the murder of Rep. Elijah Cummings’ nephew, Chris Cummings, 21, Rep. Bobby Scott introduced the Center to Advance Monitor and Preserve University Security...

Rep. David Scott: Libya Bill is Attempt to ‘Chastise’ Obama

REP. DAVID SCOTT ON LIBYA: The House just voted on a bill rebuking the President regarding Libya and is moving forward on a second bill to defund the mission.  The first vote was a thumbs down...

Allen West: Let’s Uphold the Law and Get Out of Libya

Rep. Allen West: We Need to Uphold Constitution and Get Out of Libya. As the House debates two resolutions on Libya we find that politics makes strange bedfellows.  As he spoke on the House...