#BlackLIvesMatter Activist @Deray Mckesson Running for Mayor of Baltimore

Top #BlackLivesMatter activist Deray McKesson, popularly known as an activist against police brutality, is running for mayor of Baltimore. Late on Wednesday night, Mckesson filed to run for mayor...

Bob Johnson: Minority Programmers Need Opportunity, Consumers Need Choice

Consumers deserve choice and minority programmers deserve opportunity By Robert L. Johnson In 1980, I started the nation’s first and only African-American owned cable channel. As founder of...

Prof. Michelle Alexander Facebook Takedown of Hillary on Mass Incarceration

Prof. Michelle Alexander, who is the author of the bestselling book on U.S. mass incarceration, The New Jim Crow, posted a brutal takedown of Hillary Clinton in a facebook post yesterday.  Below...

Why Are Democrats Protecting #Rahm Emanuel?

The Root: Here’s a question: What could Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel do to prompt Democrats to call for his resignation? No Democrat has yet, even though Chicago’s mayor is in the throes of...

#HBCUs: Bernie Sanders Campaign Announces Stops on #HBCU Tour

The Bernie Sanders campaign has announced the stops for their upcoming tour of historically black colleges and universities. Some stops will feature appearances by Dr. Cornel West, including one...

GOP Congressman Tells Pres. #Obama: Talk to “Young Thugs” on Guns Not @CNN

“…conduct town hall meetings, not on CNN, but rather with young thugs in homicide prone cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, and New Orleans…” — Rep. John Mica (R-FL)...

Former Cop Michael Slager, Who Killed Walter Scott, Released on “House Arrest”

Former North Charleston South Carolina Police Officer Michael Slager, who shot and killed Walter Scott, 50, at the end of a traffic stop, has been released from jail.  Slager was released on a...

President Obama To Meet with House Gun Task Force, Hold Gun Town Hall

Today, President Obama will meet with members of the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force to discuss the Administration’s plans to reduce gun violence.  The President is reportedly...

Missouri Politician Moves to Stop Football Players from Striking Again

Missouri Lawmaker Tries to Stop Football Players from Striking. How? By taking away a player’s scholarship for not playing — unless it’s injury related.  Because the job of a...

#Obama Meets with #JusticeReform Leaders in Congress

President Obama met with members of the House and Senate who are leading the charge on justice reform in Congress.  The 90 minute meeting took place yesterday in the Cabinet Room of the White...

The 4 Black Caucus Members Who Voted with the GOP on #SyrianRefugees

Rep. David Scott (D-GA) Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) RELATED // VOTE on Syrian Refugees #BREAKING 2/3 vote needed by Hse/Senate to override a veto....

National Urban League, FAMM Voice Concerns with #JusticeReform Bills in Congress

In a striking statement that’s a departure from the views of other major civil rights groups, National Urban League President Marc Morial expressed concerns with the two leading sentencing...

Rep. John Conyers Supports Criminal Intent Bill, Catches Hell From Left

Other Democrats have been criticized for it, but they weren’t in the position of actually passing legislation on the issue. As of yesterday, the most senior Democrat on the House Judiciary...

Nov. 18: Goodlatte-Conyers Bill with New Heroin Penalty Heads to Cmte.

Legislation authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and ranking Democrat John Conyers (D-MI) that includes an expanded penalty for heroin containing fentanyl, will be considered...