#JohnLewis Blows Up @BernieSanders’ Civil Rights Record at Presser

At a presser for announcing the CBCPAC’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was asked about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ civil rights movement work.  The exchange is blow:...

Poverty + Inequality — Can Bernie Bash #Obama’s Record and Win Black Votes?

THE ROOT.COM. Poverty + Inequality — Can Bernie Bash #Obama’s Record and Win Black Votes? Can Sen. Bernie Sanders do it? Can he cascade into South Carolina and win Black votes when his...

#Obama Meets with #JusticeReform Leaders in Congress

President Obama met with members of the House and Senate who are leading the charge on justice reform in Congress.  The 90 minute meeting took place yesterday in the Cabinet Room of the White...

The 4 Black Caucus Members Who Voted with the GOP on #SyrianRefugees

Rep. David Scott (D-GA) Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) RELATED // VOTE on Syrian Refugees #BREAKING 2/3 vote needed by Hse/Senate to override a veto....

National Urban League, FAMM Voice Concerns with #JusticeReform Bills in Congress

In a striking statement that’s a departure from the views of other major civil rights groups, National Urban League President Marc Morial expressed concerns with the two leading sentencing...

Rep. John Conyers Supports Criminal Intent Bill, Catches Hell From Left

Other Democrats have been criticized for it, but they weren’t in the position of actually passing legislation on the issue. As of yesterday, the most senior Democrat on the House Judiciary...

Nov. 18: Goodlatte-Conyers Bill with New Heroin Penalty Heads to Cmte.

Legislation authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and ranking Democrat John Conyers (D-MI) that includes an expanded penalty for heroin containing fentanyl, will be considered...

Side by Side of 3 #JusticeReform Bills in #Congress #Infographic

A side by side of three justice bills with the most co-sponsors in Congress.

11 in Black Caucus Back Bill With New Heroin Penalty

Legislation authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and ranking member John Conyers (D-MI), that includes an expanded penalty for heroin containing fentanyl, is now supported by...

Rep. Love: SAFE Justice Act Most Comprehensive #JusticeReform Bill in House

Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) is one of 23 House Republicans who is a sponsor of H.R. 2944, The SAFE Justice Act, in the House. Many Republicans are supporting the bipartisan legislation because it would...

Why Are Two Black Civil Rights Orgs Endorsing a Bill With Two New Mandatory Minimums?

“On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of...

Where’s the Data? No Numbers on Savings or Prison Reduction for Justice Bills in Congress

Want to stump a member of Congress currently working on justice reform? Ask them the two basic questions below on the justice reform bills they’ve introduced:  1. How much money will the...

#Obama Wants “Meaningful #JusticeReform.” Good Luck Mr. President

“Thirty years ago, there were 500,000 people behind bars in America.  Today, there are 2.2 million.  The United States is home to 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the...

@NBCBLK: What If the CBC Leveraged Voted for #SpeakeroftheHouse?

NBCBLK: Could the Congressional Black Caucus block their votes in such a way to get something politically out of the race for Speaker of the House? Of course it’s unlikely that a Republican...