Mollohan, Murtha, Lewis, Young, Weldon, Dicks, Kanjorski… Fattah Indicted

Let’s take a look at who the Department of Justice has recently investigated for reasons similar to the allegations alleged in the indictment of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA). Rep. Allan...

18 Rs + 18 Ds: Most Bi-Partisan #JusticeReform Bill in Congress Has 36 Sponsors

SAFE JUSTICE ACT.  When any bill in Congress has an even amount of Democrats and Republican on it, it’s news — unless it’s the naming of a post office. When it comes to criminal...

@RepWilson Keeps Attention on #TakeBackOurGirls as #MSM Disappears

Last week the President of Nigeria visited Washington.  As he did, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) continued to apply constant pressure and social media attention on the Nigerian government to get...

Cummings Commends @SpeakerBoehner for His Support of the #SAFEJustice Act

Want to see a rare press release where a Democrat commends a Republican Speaker of the House on a complex issue like criminal justice?  This:  July 16: Cummings Commends Speaker Boehner...

Former Rep. Louis Stokes Diagnosed with Brain Cancer

Today a spokesperson for former Congressman Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first Black Congressman, saying he has been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer.  Stokes in 90 and served in Congress for...

Justice Reform: Boehner Boosts #SAFEJusticeAct “I’d Like to See it On the Floor”

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who is not known for his comments on justice reform, gave a big fat jolt to a bill being focused on more and more in the justice reform community.  The...

July 23: Obama Will Travel to Kenya with a Few Black Caucus Members

A few members of the Congressional Black Caucus will travel to Kenya with President Obama on July 23 to the 28th.  The trip will also include a stop in Ethiopia.  Traveling with the President...

Lewis + Sewell, Black Caucus Push Voting Rights Fix Again

“Throwing out pre-clearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.” —...

54 Years Later and Before KKK Rally, SC to Take Down #ConfederateFlag

The vote was 94 to 20.  It only took 150 years after the end of the Civil War, but the South Carolina legislature finally voted to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse...

#Ferguson in Virginia: Cop Who Shot Unarmed Man Dead in 2011 Shot Another Dead in 2015

“Denyakin was shot 11 times by Rankin, who was responding to a 911 call about the 26-year-old aggressively banging at the door of a building where he was staying,” — The...

5 Recent Black Church Arsons in 7 Days – Details

In the wake of the racist murders of nine members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 16,  there have been five arsons of Black churches in the South.  There is a long...

#BreeNewsome Takes Down #ConfederateFlag at SC Statehouse

Bree Newsome Does What We Were Thinking.  A #BlackLivesMatter activist, Bree Newsome, 30, did what was in the back of everyone’s mind, she climbed the flagpole in South Carolina on the...

Black Caucus Moves to Remove #ConfederateFlag from #USCapitol… and Everywhere Else

Yesterday Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson offered a resolution to remove the Confederate flag, specifically the Mississippi state flag, from the U.S. Capitol.  House Republicans delayed...