7 Other Members Who Aren’t @RepDavidScott @RepCorrineBrown Should Yell At #DHS

Drama. Yesterday during votes on whether or not to fund the Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) went after Rep. David Scott (D-GA) — who had voted with the...

Rep. Greg Meeks: Rudy Giuliani’s Bigotry is Familiar From Time as Mayor

New York Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY), who represents Queens, issued the following statement on comments made by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani last week at a GOP fundraising event. What...

Letter Signed by 21 Members: Postpone #Netanyahu Speech

Interesting press release from Rep. Keith Ellison’s office: Members of Congress Call on House Speaker John Boehner to Postpone Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress WASHINGTON –...

President Obama Said to Be Critical of #HBCUs During CBC Meeting

“These are difficult times for our institutions, our students and their families – even more difficult than when we first began this journey together in 2009.”  — Hampton University...

Chair of Obama’s Board of Advisors on #HBCUs: “Disappointed and Saddened”

The State of HBCUs.  On February 4 in Washington, D.C., Hampton University President Dr. William Harvey had a message for Dr. George Cooper, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on...

Bi-Partisan Bill to End Mandatory Minimums to Drop Today

Democrats Sens. Dick Durbin, Pat Leahy, and Rep. Bobby Scott will be joined by Tea Party firebrand Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Raul Labrador today to announce the re-introduction of the Smarter...

Last Meeting: 611 Days Ago. Black Caucus To Meet #Obama

611 Days. Their last meeting was June 9, 2013 — and that was after a 790 day break from the last meeting before that.  Not that I’m counting or anything.  Group meetings between the...

@BennieGThompson on the Passing of Rep. Alan Nunnelee

WASHINGTON, DC – On February 6, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS) released the following statement regarding the passing of Congressman Alan Nunnelee (MS):   “I am deeply saddened by the death...

Justice Reform: 2 Democrats + 2 Republicans = Mandatory Minimum Bill

On February 4, two Democrats and two Republicans joined to re-introduce the Justice Safety Valve Act.  The legislation would give federal judges flexibility in sentences carrying mandatory...

Black Unemployment for Jan. 2015: 10.3%

Black unemployment for January 2015 was 10.3%.  It was 10.4% in december 2014 , so not much change.  Lower But Sill Double: Black Unemployment is 10.4%.  Currently the only groups in America with...

Progressive Caucus Statement on #NetNeutrality

Release from the Progressives: Progressive Caucus Commends FCC Chairman’s Net Neutrality Proposal WASHINGTON—Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith...

March 9-10: Funeral Arrangements for Senator Edward Brooke

Funeral arrangements for Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke have been announced.  Brooke passed away on January 3, 2015.

February 10: Howard Theater #BlackLivesMatter Forum

February 10, Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C. Has the work of the civil rights movement been replaced by panelling? Perhaps it has. But this may be a good one…