Photos #LorettaLynch: Black Leaders Return to McConnell’s Office

Yesterday, a group of Black female faith and political leaders returned to the door of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to push for Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General.   It was their...

Reps. Cummings, Thompson Voice Concerns on Gap in Capitol Security

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking member on House Oversight, and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the most senior Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, spoke to reporters at...

@RepHankJohnson on House Floor: “It feels like open hunting season on Black men” #walterScott #marchforjustice

Rep. Johnson rips Congress over inaction to police shootings WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) ripped Congress for not addressing the mounting number of shooting deaths of...

5 House Members Contacted Holder in March on Deaths in Police Custody Law #WalterScott

Below is a March 13, 2015, letter sent by five members of Congress regarding the Death in Custody reporting bill signed by President Obama on December 18, 2014.  The subject of deaths in police...

#FergusonElection Results

A chart of #FergusonElection Vote Totals

@Clyburn Tells Young People: Keep Your Cameras on Police #WalterScott

Keep the cameras on the cops.  In the wake of the shooting death of 50 year-old Walter Scott at the hands of a North Charleston Police Officer, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) offered some advice to...

@SenatorTimScott Puts Out Strong Statement on #WalterScott Shooting

Sen. Tim Scott who previously represented parts of North Charleston, released a statement on the shooting of Walter Scott (no known relation) at the hands of a North Charleston Police Officer....

Sen. Tim Scott Reacts to #WalterScott’s Murder 

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) who represented parts of North Charleston as a member of the U.S. House, reacted strongly on Twitter to the death of Walter Scott (no known relation) at the hands of a North...

Rep. Cleaver in #Ferguson Talks of “Strobe-light lynching” + “Taxation by citation’”

“Strobe-light lynching” and “Taxation by citation”:  At an all day meeting in Ferguson sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute on strategic messaging and...

April 7: A #Ferguson (65% Black) Jennings (85% Black) Election Chart

Will people next Tuesday in Ferguson?  Next Tuesday, April 7, is a day that will indicate whether or not voting patterns will change for the better in the city of Ferguson.  After almost a year...

6 Black U.S. Senators in 2017?

Six in 2017? Could it happen that there will be six African Americans sworn-in to the U.S. Senate in January 2017? (CA) Kamala Harris (IL) Robin Kelly (MD) Elijah Cummings/Donna Edwards (NV)...

@TheRoot: Black Caucus Members Comment on the Future of Jesse Jr.

Lauren Victoria Burke in THEROOT.COM. CBC Members React as Jesse Jackson Jr. Gets Out of Prison — Today, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is scheduled to leave an Alabama federal...

Elijah Cummings Has a Few Words for Chief of Secret Service

During a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, ranking Democrat had a few things to say to Secret Service Chief Joe Clancy and none of those things were good.  The...

@LacyClayMO1 + @RepCleaver Offer Reward to Catch #Ferguson Cop Shooter

BREAKING. Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO), who represents St. Louis and Ferguson, Mo., and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), who represents Kansas City, are offering a reward for the capture of the individual...