#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...

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.

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...

8 Million: #Dems Silent On #Obamacare Even Though It’s Working

THE ROOT: Obamacare Is Working, but No One—GOP or Dem—Is Running on It Eight million sign-ups later, Democrats still won’t brag about the Affordable Care Act—and Republicans have a hard time...

CBC Chair: We Voted NO on Grayson Amdt “Because It Was a Dumb Amendment”

Fudge: We Voted Against the Grayson Amendment “Because It Was a Dumb Amendment.” Last week at the annual town hall meeting during the 44th Annual Congressional Black Caucus...

Horsford Lowers Boom on Pierson After 5th Security Lapse in 4 Years

During an appearance on Capitol Hill by Secret Service Director Julia Pierson in front of the House Government Oversight Committee (an appearance in dire need of communications advice), she...

G.K. Butterfield Set to Be Next CBC Chair

HERE COMES THE JUDGE. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), 67, is expected to be elected the next chair of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 114th Congress.  If he is selected by his colleagues in...

20: Next Congress to Have Highest Number of Black Women Ever

The 114th Congress.  There will likely be five new African American members of Congress in 2015.  All of them will be women.  With that, the 114th Congress is well on track to feature the highest...

47: Next Congress Will Have Highest Number of Blacks Ever

Highest Ever: 114th Congress to Feature 47 African Americans. There are currently 44 African American members of Congress.  Next year there will be three more, to bring the total to 47.  That...

#Videos: Freedom Sundays Black Vote Effort, $250,000 Spent on KickOff

#FreedomSundays: Last Friday, Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, CBC PAC Chair Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC)...

@CoryBooker Drops Bill to Sack NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

Soooo… the NFL is a “non profit” that makes $9 billion a year.  Now Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is wondering what Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has brought up a trillion times...

FBI Arrests Anti-Gov’t Anarchist for Firebombing Cleaver’s Office

Federal prosecutors have charged Eric G. King, a 28-year-old Kansas City man, with trying to firebomb the Kansas City congressional office of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO).  The office was attacked...