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...

Koch Brothers + @NAACP Unite on Justice Reform: SAFE Justice Act

What gridlock? In a never before seen press conference featuring a bipartisan group of House lawmakers, the NAACP, the Koch Brothers, the ACLU and the other conservative and libera...

Justice Reform: 9 Dems and 9 Republicans to Push Over-Criminalization Roll Back

Today Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) will announce the introduction of the Safe, Accountable, Fair, and Effective (SAFE) Justice Act of 2015.  They will be joined by nine...

#Justice Reform: Sensenbrenner, Scott to Introduce SAFE Justice Act

Sensenbrenner, Scott to Introduce SAFE Justice Act Bipartisan Effort to Enact State-tested Criminal Justice Reform Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, June 25th, Representatives Jim...

“Pain and Oppression” @SenatorTimScott on the #ConfederateFlag

The following is from the office of Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) SENATOR SCOTT STATEMENT ON THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG — Columbia, SC – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following...

#TakeItDown #Mitt Starts GOP Roll Against #ConfederateFlag #Charleston

South Carolina’s Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, along with SC’s Republican Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, stood with...

@SenatorTimScott to Call for #ConfederateFlag to Be Removed From SC Statehouse Grounds

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott will come out against the Confederate flag according to a Republican with knowledge of the Senator’s decision.  The information was first...

@SenatorTimScott Statement After 9 Shot Dead in #SC #AMEShooting

  Senator Tim Scott Statement on Charleston Tragedy Washington – U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the statement below regarding the tragic shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston....

The Eshoo Letter

The Eshoo letter regarding changes in House seniority, party dues, secret ballots. Last week Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), who lost a bitter battle to Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to be the senior...

House Ethics Calls John Lewis’ Office re Civil Rights Speeches

“It’s resolved now,” Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) quietly responded last week in the Cannon Office Building when asked whether or not the House Ethics Committee contacted him or his...

#TechTalk: Rep. Payne to Talk With @ThePhatStartUp @BlackGirlsCode #Tech808

Congressman Payne, Jr. to Host #TechTalk Google Hangout on Tech Sector Diversity WHEN:          Monday, June 15, 2015 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT HANGOUT LINK: ...

Re-Energized @JointCenter Hosts Policy Summit on Capitol Hill

With Prof. Spencer Overton in charge, the newly re-energized Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies held two events on Capitol Hill today.  The events were part of the Joint...