Two Scott Justice Reform Bills Included in Paul Ryan Poverty Plan

Finally, thirty years since the war on drugs was made worse during the 1990s, more Republicans are coming around on criminal justice reform.  Yesterday, Rep. Paul Ryan included two criminal...

MI-14: With Vote Split, Former Rep. Hansen Clarke Has Big Polling Lead

The results of a Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV/EPIC-MRA poll of 800 people shows that former Michigan Rep. Hansen Clarke has a sizeable lead in the race for MI-14 — the House seat being...

Clyburn: $1,463,938: Black Caucus Top 5 in Fundraising for 2ndQ

Below are the “cash on hand” numbers for the Black Caucus as of June 30, 2014. 01. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) — $1,463,938 02. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) — $1,360,539 03. Elijah Cummings (D-...

Pigs Fly During Do-Nothing Congress: Chaka Fattah, Gillibrand + GOP Pass Urban Jobs Bill

Last week as everyone was paying attention to the crisis at the Mexican border, violence in Israel, and shootings in Chicago, Congress actually got something relevant done.  Although the 113th...

Sens Paul + Booker Talk Race, Criminal Justice and New Legislation

Senators Rand Paul and Cory Booker are joining a list of legislators that have made the long march to change the failed U.S. criminal justice system.  With $63 billion in tax money spent on...

Justice Reform: Details of REDEEM Act by Sens. Cory Booker + Rand Paul

Details of the justice reform legislation offered by Senators Booker and Paul. The legislation calls for for Comprehensive Reform Measures to Fix America’s Broken Criminal Justice System, Ease...

Rangel Speaks at NAN Event, Sharpton Comments on Cancelled Unity Rally

The National Action Network is holding a two-day forum and lobbing push on Capitol Hill in Washington this week.  Last night, at a reception in the Cannon Caucus Room, several members of Congress...

@ColorofChange to 10 in Black Caucus: Stop Opposing to Net Neutrality

Color of Change is focused on 10 members of the Black Caucus who are opposed to net neutrality.  The members signed a letter to the FCC attacking net neutrality.   Color of Change is inviting...

10.7%: Best Number for Black Unemployment in 6 Years

10.7%… remember 16.7% in 2011? Everyone who is consistently against President Obama argues that “Black unemployment is still high.”  Well, it’s been double the overall...

Fear of Disunity Cancels Sharpton/Rangel “Unity Rally”

After fear that there might be less unity than planned, a “unity rally” hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton this morning at the National Action Network headquarters on 145th Street, was...

8 Folks Who Are Eating Crow After Charlie Rangel’s Win

See you at the Crow Diner on Lenox Avenue.  After Rep. Charlie Rangel won over Adriano Espaillat in 2012 after a long recount it was assumed by many that Espaillat would catch Rangel in 2014.  It...

Crewof42 Named One of 15 Most Share-Worthy Blogs of 2014 by NewsOne

June 27, 2014 — Crewof42 is named one of 15 Most Share-Worthy Black Blogs of 2014 by NewsOne. Yesterday, NewsOne named Crewof42.com one of  Fifteen Most Share-Worthy Black Blogs of 2014....

Rangel Win Proves It Again: “New Blood” Strategy Is a Loser

State Senator Adriano Espaillat said it in 2012: We need “new blood.”  He said it again in 2014. Did it work? No.   Younger, newer candidates do it all the time.  They present the...

#MI14: Rudy Hobbs Gets Endorsed by Big Labor

Unions back State Senator Rudy Hobbs.  In a race between former Rep. Hansen Clarke and Michigan State Rep. Rudy Hobbs, Hobbs has just picked up the support of big labor.  The AFL-CIO and UAW have...