Two Scott Justice Reform Bills Included in Paul Ryan Poverty Plan

Finally, thirty years since the war on drugs was made worse during the 1990s, more Republicans are coming around on criminal justice reform.  Yesterday, Rep. Paul Ryan included two criminal...

MI-14: With Vote Split, Former Rep. Hansen Clarke Has Big Polling Lead

The results of a Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV/EPIC-MRA poll of 800 people shows that former Michigan Rep. Hansen Clarke has a sizeable lead in the race for MI-14 — the House seat being...

Rev. Jackson’s Pressure on Big Tech Gets Results, Twitter Reveals Stats

“Rev. Jesse Jackson’s campaign on silicon valley is just as important as a march on police brutality in New York,” said Roland Martin this morning on his radio show News One...

Clyburn: $1,463,938: Black Caucus Top 5 in Fundraising for 2ndQ

Below are the “cash on hand” numbers for the Black Caucus as of June 30, 2014. 01. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) — $1,463,938 02. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) — $1,360,539 03. Elijah Cummings (D-...

Pigs Fly During Do-Nothing Congress: Chaka Fattah, Gillibrand + GOP Pass Urban Jobs Bill

Last week as everyone was paying attention to the crisis at the Mexican border, violence in Israel, and shootings in Chicago, Congress actually got something relevant done.  Although the 113th...

Border Crisis Is Just Like Katrina… Other Than the 1,833 Dead People

1,833 Dead. How Soon We Forget.  “I think about the criticism that George W. Bush received when he didn’t go to New Orleans [during] Katrina, this is no different,” said Texas Gov. Rick Perry...

Imagine If Maxine Waters Said All This? Dem Rep. Cuellar Blasts President #Obama

Cuellar Gets Called by White House.  Will He Get a Meeting? Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) told Fox News yesterday that he could care less,”who gets angry at me at the White House,” and is...

Sens Paul + Booker Talk Race, Criminal Justice and New Legislation

Senators Rand Paul and Cory Booker are joining a list of legislators that have made the long march to change the failed U.S. criminal justice system.  With $63 billion in tax money spent on...

Justice Reform: Details of REDEEM Act by Sens. Cory Booker + Rand Paul

Details of the justice reform legislation offered by Senators Booker and Paul. The legislation calls for for Comprehensive Reform Measures to Fix America’s Broken Criminal Justice System, Ease...

Rangel Speaks at NAN Event, Sharpton Comments on Cancelled Unity Rally

The National Action Network is holding a two-day forum and lobbing push on Capitol Hill in Washington this week.  Last night, at a reception in the Cannon Caucus Room, several members of Congress...

With 82 Shot, 14 Dead in Chicago a Request for $3.7 Billion for Immigration

“This is a humanitarian crisis.” We are considering “alternatives for detention.” “We’ve identified this as a humanitarian situation.” “Money is...

@ColorofChange to 10 in Black Caucus: Stop Opposing to Net Neutrality

Color of Change is focused on 10 members of the Black Caucus who are opposed to net neutrality.  The members signed a letter to the FCC attacking net neutrality.   Color of Change is inviting...

10.7%: Best Number for Black Unemployment in 6 Years

10.7%… remember 16.7% in 2011? Everyone who is consistently against President Obama argues that “Black unemployment is still high.”  Well, it’s been double the overall...

Reps. Jeffries, Bass Offer Bill to Provide Lawyers for Non-Citizens

To the tune of $2 million to cover every unaccompanied minor, Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, Karen Bass, Lucille Roybal-Allard and Judy Chu offered legislation that would provide attorneys to illegal...