#HBCUs Lose Millions: Bill Dropped Bill to Reverse Parent PLUS Loan Change

HBCU Loss: “The worst situation I’ve Seen in 35 Years.” After many colleges, but particularly historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), lost millions after the Obama...

Will These 10 Dems Vote NO on the Black Caucus Budget Again?

Will the world end if these members vote YES? For some odd reason no one can clearly explain, liberal Democrats keep voting against the CBC Budget every year.  The question is: WHY? Many of these...

VA-8: Candidate Lavern Chatman + Oprah Winfrey = Sold Out Event

‘I came here tonight to support Lavern Chatman’ — Oprah Winfrey In late March, congressional candidate Lavern Chatman wowed members of the Black Caucus at their weekly meeting on...

Urban League Awards Ifill, Murphy, 5 in the Black Caucus… and a Republican

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE’S LEADERSHIP AWARDS.  Last night at a reception in Washington, D.C. to kickoff their annual State of Black America report, National Urban League President Marc Morial...

NUL’s State of Black America Report: Hispanics Doing Better Than Blacks

In its annual 2014 State of Black America report the National Urban League outlined, among other things, that Hispanics are doing better in the U.S. economically than African Americans. ...

Clyburn: Obama Could Help With Organization in 2014

During an interview on Morning Joe this morning, Rep. Jim Clyburn was asked if the White House and the President is doing all they can to help Democrats win the House in 2014 and keep th...

VA: Scott, Local Officials Attend Enrollfest Event in Petersburg

#ENROLLFEST. With only two days to the deadline and 6 million signed up, Rep. Bobby Scott along with local elected officials, took part in a well attended enrollfest event in Petersburg, Va....

#FL @RepCorrineBrown + @RepBobbyScott Testify on #StandYourGround

In Tallahassee, Fla., yesterday, Reps. Corrine Brown and Bobby Scott testified on Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law.  The law received national attention in 2012 after police in...

Follow the $$: SBA, No Earmarks, Block Grant Cuts, Fed $$ and Blacks

Always follow the money. If there is one lesson that Washington teaches it’s: Ignore words. Follow the money. And federal money is easy to follow. It’s well documented that Black...

Feb. 2012: Obama Admin. Shuts Down All 5 Minority Biz Development Offices

This story was first published at Politic365.com and Crewof42 on February 17, 2012.  It is being republished because of a story that appeared in The Wall Street Journal on March 15, 2014: Loan...

Paul Ryan, Black Caucus Meeting: 3 Things What Will Happen

You can rely on three things coming out of the Black Caucus/Paul Ryan meeting… 1. Reps. Marcia Fudge, Barbara Lee and Gwen Moore will attempt to actually find out the seemingly impossible:...

CBC Chair, Moore Invite Paul Ryan to Talk on Poverty Policy

INVITE TO RYAN to talk POVERTY. Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge and Rep. Gwen Moore have written a letter to Rep. Paul Ryan inviting him to a CBC meeting to talk poverty policy.  In the past,...

Rep. Barbara Lee Puts Paul Ryan on Blast re “Racially Charged” Comments

This from Rep. Barbara Lee late today: Congresswoman Lee Responds to Ryan’s Racially Charged Comments Mar 12, 2014 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Barbara Lee...

Meeks on Ukraine Critics: Dick Cheney Should Keep His Mouth Shut

Gone are the days when American elected officials refrained from criticism of the President on foreign affairs during an international crisis. Today, Rep. Greg Meeks, a member of the House...