@TheRoot: 5 Not-So-Credible Events in Darren Wilson’s Testimony #Ferguson

LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE IN THE ROOT. #FERGUSON. A review of the grand jury testimony of Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson opens up a window allowing us to see how police testimony is...

Eric Holder’s 981 Word Statement on #Ferguson Has Nothing on DOJ Racial Profiling Language

Attorney General Eric Holder’s lengthy statement on the situation in Ferguson doesn’t mention anything about something Holder could do right now: Update the racial profiling language...

#HandsUpDontSpend: Jamal Bryant Urges Economic Boycott #Ferguson Protest

Nov. 27 to Dec. 2nd. Baltimore based Pastor Jamal Bryant has kicked off an economic protest/boycott set to take place from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday.  The economic boycott is a way to protest...

Shouldn’t Black Leaders Ask How Immigration Reform Affects Black Unemployment?

How might President Barack Obama’s pending executive order on immigration affect black unemployment? And isn’t that a question black leaders should be asking right now?  Even if...

Audio – HBCUS: Tom Joyner Qs Jim Shelton on Parent PLUS Situation

On November 17, Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton was question about the new Parent PLUS rules in what was an interesting seven minute conversation.

Marion Barry (1936-2014) and Summer Jobs

Early this morning former Washington, D.C. Mayor and current Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry died. In an age of gridlock where many members of Congress brag about flying back and fourth from home...

2016 Campaign Starts With Jim Webb’s Walk Into Inner Cities, Focus on White Poverty

Former Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia, launched his campaign for President late last night via an e-mail and a video.  Webb is establishing a exploratory committee that is likely to...

CBC’s 7: Conyers, Waters, EBJ, BennieT, Scott, Cummings + CorrineB

SEVEN UP. It was a fascinating week for the Congressional Black Caucus.  Perhaps one of their best days since four Black Caucus members became Committee Chairman in January 2009. The week started...

John Lewis + Bennie Thompson Defend Duckworth on Proxy Issue

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is pregnant and can’t fly to Washington, D.C.  Should she be able to vote by proxy? That’s what House Democrats debate for over an hour during a closed...

#BlackUnemployment: Black Leaders Silent on Immigration Executive Order

Black Unemployment Has Always Been Double.  How might President Obama’s pending executive order on immigration effect Black unemployment?  Isn’t that a question “black...

G.K. Butterfield To Be Elected 24th Chair of the Black Caucus Wednesday

On Wednesday, November 19, Rep. G.K. Butterfield will be elected the 24th Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. This post was originally published at Crewof42 in September.  HERE COMES THE...

@RepDonnaEdwards @JoaquinCastroTX: Will DCCC Finally Step Into the Future?

The selection of who will be the next Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair will tell you all you need to know about whether or not House Democrats have learned anything from November...

Dems Didn’t Give a Dime to This Candidate Who Came Within 1% of Victory in 2012

Flashback to 2012 — John Ewing of Nebraska. Here’s a 2012 flashback for you.  This next story is one of the many reasons why there is a continuing schism between the Black Caucus and...

Wait, Steve Horsford Was Asked By DCCC to MATCH Contributions Days Before Loss?

DID YOU SAY… OCTOBER CONTRIBUTION MATCH? Though Rep. Steve Horsford (D-NV) is taking his loss on election day well and not blaming DCCC … his colleagues …. well…...