Black Caucus Announces Plan to Boost the Black Vote for 2014

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), CBCPAC Chair Greg Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) announced their plans to boost black voter turnout...

FBI Arrests Anti-Gov’t Anarchist for Firebombing Cleaver’s Office

Federal prosecutors have charged Eric G. King, a 28-year-old Kansas City man, with trying to firebomb the Kansas City congressional office of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO).  The office was attacked...

#Ferguson: @RepHankJohnson’s Police Demilitarization Bill Gets GOP Support

Three Republicans have signed on to Rep. Hank Johnson’s (D-GA) bill to stop handing free military equipment to local  police.  The three Republicans are Reps. Raul Labrador (R-ID), Tom...

Lacy Clay is a Tad Unhappy w/ McCaskill After Not Being Invited to Sept 15 #Ferguson Meeting

September 11, 2014 (Capitol Hill): Rep. Lacy Clay says he wasn’t invited to September 15, Ferguson meeting in his district. #AUDIO: Clay not invited to September 15 meeting? Rep. Lacy Clay...

#RayRice: John Conyers + 11 Members of Congress, Send Letter to Roger Goodell

A letter signed by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and 11 other Democrats (and also sent to the commissioners of the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, Major League Baseball and the National...

Frederica Wilson Meets with Nigerian Schoolgirls Who Escaped Boko Haram

Despite a change in a news cycle that has featured ISIS, Ray Rice and Ferguson, Miami Congresswoman Frederica Wilson fights to keep the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls in the news. After the...

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...