@RepJeffries “State of the District” Speech Includes Mention of #Ferguson Bills

On January 29, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries delivered his second annual “state of the district” address at Long Island University in Brooklyn.  During his address, Congressman Jeffries...

@TheHill: Rep. Richmond’s Steve Scalise Rehab Campaign Continues

The Scalise Saga. On would have to guess that, at the end of the David Duke drenched saga around House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, there is the hope among some Dems that something policy related...

Black Caucus #Ferguson Trip Was A Bit More Than a Church Visit

If you read most of what was reported on the visit of 11 members of the Congressional Black Caucus to Ferguson, Mo., on the weekend before the Martin Luther King Holiday, you’d think it was...

A List: 27 Black Caucus Members Are Ranking Members

It’s about power and who makes the decisions. All this talk of limiting the number of terms a House member can serve as a Chairman comes at the exact same time Black members of Congress are...

Key #HBCU Advocate Supports Obama’s Free Community College Plan

By Lezli Baskerville, President and CEO of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO),...

@TheRoot CBC Offers Support to #Ferguson Activists

Lauren Victoria Burke in TheRoot.com. CBC Offers Support to #Ferguson Activists. After a dinner meeting with 10 young activists in Ferguson, Mo., members of the Congressional Black Caucus are...

20 of 48 Blacks in Congress Are in Districts That Are Less Than 50% Black

20 of 48.  There are 48 Blacks in Congress, the highest number in history.  Twenty of the 48 African Americans were elected in a district or state that’s less than 50% Black.   Several...

Payday Lenders Ripoff $103 Billion a Year in Poor Communities

The $103 Billion a Year Payday Lending Ripoff. By Freddie Allen (NNPA) – Predatory lenders continue to target poor, Black and Latino communities, siphoning off $103 billion in fees and interests...

TX GOP Senator Drops “Civil Rights and Human Rights” from Judiciary Subcmte. Name

Just Another Moment in GOP Growth and Opportunity. Just in case anyone is wondering how the new Republican controlled Senate will deal with civil rights issues, wonder no more.  There’s a...

#Ferguson Bill on Grand Jury Overhaul Offered by @LacyClayMO1 @RepHankJohnson

H.R. 429. On January 21, Reps. Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Lacy Clay (D-MO), introduced the Grand Jury Reform Act.  The bill, which is related to the non indictments of police officers Darren Wilson...

House Dems Talk Of Limit to Seniority Power as CBC Hits Peak Seniority Power

The Power of Seniority. Some House Democrats are once again talking about limiting the power of seniority just as — you guessed it — boatloads of African American members of Congress...

Video: Black Republican Reception w @SenatorTimScott @WillHurd @MiaBLove

Historic Republicans. Yesterday former congressional staffer Insight America, J.C. Watts and Elroy Sailor hosted a reception for the three Black Republicans in Congress.  The reception featured...

#SOTU Video: The #Ferguson Question

African Americans in Congress and the President of the NAACP react to President Obama’s second to the last State of the Union and the question of did Ferguson come up enough:

#Ferguson: Only African American on St. Louis Board of Elections Removed

“When you have a county that has at least 45 percent minority population you would hope that would be reflected on the St. Louis County Board of Elections. As of right now every single...