#HBCU Advocates, Black Caucus React to Final Parent PLUS Change

In October 2011, the Department of Education tightened the loan standards for Parent PLUS Loans.  The change effected over 30,000 students at HBCUs at a collective loss in tuition to the schools...

#HBCU Advocate Drops Hot Statements on Parent PLUS

PARENT PLUS. “This is a national crisis…” — Johnny Taylor, Thurgood Marshall College Fund On October 22, the Department of Education announced the final regulations to...

What Mel Watt is Up To #FHFA

What Mel Watt is Up To New York Times: Soon after the housing bust, federal regulators working on repairing the mortgage market thought it was sound policy to have borrowers make sizable down...

Will This #Georgia Dem #Ferguson Flyer Motivate Black Voters?

Update:  Gov. Nathan Deal calls Democrats #Ferguson Ad “Despicable…” It’s Up to You to Make Change Happen. As reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a flyer that is...

Rep. Lacy Clay, Who Represents #Ferguson, Talks Voting

Rep. Lacy Clay, who represents Ferguson, Mo., was in interviewed along with his father, former Congressman William Clay, Sr., last week by Rock Newman.

AR-2 Ad for Blue Dog Dem Targets Black Voters

Dem ad for AR-2. The new ad below released by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) reveals much of what the Democrat’s strategy for Black voters is. In short, it’s:...

NYT: Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate

NEW YORK TIMES: WASHINGTON — The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it...

USA Today: Black Lawmakers Anchor Southern Voter Push

USA TODAY: Black Lawmakers Anchor Southern Voter Push: NEW ORLEANS — After two hours of singing, praying and preaching that rattled the rafters at Beacon Light International Cathedral, Rep....

Noerdlinger Obsession Verifies NY Reporters Make Under $170,000

“It’s none of your f—ing business.” — New York City Mayor Ed Koch.  If you want to learn every detail of every parking ticket or unpaid debt of the Chief of Staff of the wife of the Mayor of New...

John Lewis on #SCOTUS: “Whatever It Takes to Vote Do It”

John Roberts Was Picked for a Reason. Of course the Supreme Court that gutting the Voting Rights Act would be the same Supreme Court that decided that the restrictive Texas “poll tax”...

Why Do Democrats Think They Can Bash Obama and Get Black Votes?

Here are a few election time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win Black votes?  Why should Black voters be...

Republicans Turn to Willie Horton to Help Rep. Lee Terry

Breaking News: Republicans release race-baiting Willie Horton style ad less than three weeks before election day.  Bet you could have never guessed that would happen.  Even though the headline at...

Black Paper in #Florida Won’t Endorse Crist, Dings Dems

Florida Courier Dings Florida Dems — Fails to Endorse Crist.  Another day, another interesting moment for the Democratic Party and Black newspaper (non)endorsements.  Yesterday the Call...

@FLCourier: #Democrats Ignore Black Statewide Candidate

A record number of African Americans are running statewide in across the U.S. in the midterm elections.  One of them is Thad Hamilton.  Hamilton is going against Adam Putnam to be Florida’s...