Stephen Colbert Fences Fudge, Becomes CBC Member

Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge on the Colbert Report.   The Colbert Report Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Colbert Report on Facebook   The Colbert...

St. Louis Native Rep. Maxine Waters: Honor Mike Brown But Take Action

Yesterday at Peacefest in St. Louis, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who is originally from St. Louis, told the crowd to honor Michael Brown by taking action.   Voter registration has been a major...

#Ferguson: Killed by Police, 24 Cases

#Ferguson: Below is a chart of 24 cases of individuals killed by police.  The more well knows cases referenced below tend to make news because of protests and litigation.  But there are many...

#Ferguson: Lacy Clay + Cpt. Ron Johnson + Protesters

Photos from Ferguson.  Below are a few images of Rep. Lacy Clay and Missouri State Police Captain Ron Johnson  in Ferguson, MO, last night.  The night was long.  There was property damage,...

#Ferguson: In June, 355 House Members Voted to Give Cops This Crazy Military Stuff

“…guided missiles, ballistic missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs,      mines, or nuclear weapons…”  wait…what was that?  The vote was June 19, 2014.  It wasn’t...

And the Strongest #Ferguson Press Release Award Goes to…

… Rep. Bobby Rush of Chicago. The Congressman from Chicago, and former Black Panther, didn’t hold back his feelings on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.   Last night, police in...

#Ferguson: Conyers, Scott, Cohen Call for Hearings on Police Brutality

The House Judiciary Committee’s most senior Democrat, John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) and former Crime subcommittee Chair Bobby Scott (D-VA) sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob...

#Ferguson: @RepHankJohnson to Drop Bill Reigning In Police/Military Gear

Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) will drop legislation, the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act, that will analyze and maybe restrict, the practice (started in the 1990s) of the U.S. military...

John Lewis to #Obama: Declare Martial Law, Federalize National Guard in #Ferguson

During an interview with Andrea Mitchell, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) spoke out on the situation in Ferguson, MO.  Rep. Lewis, a civil rights legend who has seen his fair share of bad law enforcement...

#Ferguson: CBC Chair, Conyers + Clay Call for FBI Probe

This evening, CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Lacy Clay (D-MO) are calling for an expanded federal investigation into the Mike Brown shooting.   Their full letter to...

Keith Ellison: President Needs War Approval from Congress

Progressive leader Rep. Keith Ellison is one of the first Democrats to call on President Obama to get approval from Congress on the conflict in Iraq.   “Like many Americans, I am wary of mission...

HBCUs: After Millions Lost Obama Admin. Plans Parent PLUS Changes for 2015

In 2012, 28,000 students at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were denied Parent PLUS Loans.  Since the Obama Administration’s Department of Education...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Brenda Lawrence Wins #MI-14 Primary, Next Stop: Congress

Polls way off. Lawrence Wins Big. Perhaps the only candidate to win an endorsement from Aretha Franklin this election cycle, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence is now headed for Congress. A...

First Black Female Gov: Christensen Wins Crowded Virgin Islands Primary

There may have been storms on election day, but for Delegate Donna Christensen the sun was shining.  She and her running mate, Basil Ottley, beat out a crowded six candidate field to win the...