Update: 6 Federal #Ferguson Related Pieces of Legislation

SIX FERGUSON RELATED BILLS.  Below is an update on Ferguson related legislation in Congress. The 113th Congress is ending this week but in early January 2015, the same pieces of legislation seen...

@RepJohnLewis: I Fear for the Future Of Our Country #Ferguson

Civil Rights legend John Lewis lays it down. “In the speech, King describes what he calls the “other America,” one of two starkly different American experiences that exist...

@RepMaxineWaters to #Obama: “Rethink Strategy” for Public Housing Going Private

Public Housing Goes Private.  Press release: Rep. Maxine Waters: The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee is calling on President Barack Obama and his administration to “rethink...

John Lewis on #CRomnibus: Wall St Gifted After Black Lost 50% of Wealth?

Thursday night the U.S. House of Representatives passed an unprecedented, last minute bill to fund the government called the ‘CRomnibus’.  The bill averted a government shutdown...

#Ferguson @RepHankJohnson Drops Special Prosecutor Bill to Alter Grand Jury System

Another #Ferguson Related Bill: Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) just dropped his second piece of legislation related to Ferguson and the death’s of Michael Brown and Eric Garner — and senior...

#Ferguson: Conyers, Thompson, Cummings Push For In-Depth #MikeBrown #EricGarner Hearings

Yesterday, Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), John Conyers (D-MI), and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) requested a series of in-depth hearings to examine issues raised by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael...

First #Ferguson Bill Passes Congress: Police Must Report Deaths in Custody to DOJ

First Piece of #Ferguson Related Legislation Passes Congress and Will Become Law. H.R. 1447, the Death in Custody Reporting Act, authored by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), passed the Senate (Wednesday)...

CBC Chair: New DOJ Racial Profiling Policy “Falls Short” of Preventing Next #EricGarner or #MikeBrown

Long waiting racial profiling language.  Members who Chair the Black, Hispanic and Asian Caucuses in Congress are less than thrilled with the new DOJ racial profiling language.  “Their...

Four #Ferguson #EricGarner #MikeBrown Related Bills in Congress

Four Ferguson Related Bills in Congress. This week will likely be the last week of the 113th Congress. When Congress reconvenes again in January, Republicans will control both the House and the...

Would Police Body Cameras Have Mattered in the #EricGarner Case?

LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE IN THE ROOT.COM. “I can’t believe that in the 21st century in the United States of America, we can’t get a simple indictment for a murder of a man that was...

#HandsUp: @MSNBC Host Flips Over Black Caucus #Ferguson Speeches

On Monday night, members of the Black Caucus focused on the August 9th shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson.  Yesterday, MSNBC host and former member of...

#Ferguson on the House Floor: Rep. Al Green Places 5 St. Louis Rams in Congressional Record

#Ferguson on the House Floor: Rep. Al Green (D-TX) Salutes the Rams as he talks on race in America, the U.S. justice system and Ferguson.  Rep. Green also placed the names of all five St. Louis...

#MikeBrown: Andre Carson on #Ferguson, Race and Justice in America

Tonight members of the Black Caucus are speaking on the House floor on Ferguson and race in America.  Below is part of a speech by Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY).

House Floor: Rangel on #Ferguson, Race in America

Tonight members of the Black Caucus are speaking on the House floor on Ferguson and race in America.  Below is part of a speech by Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY).