@RepMarciaFudge on Brelo Verdict: “Our Lives Have No Value” “Miscarriage of justice”

“Today we have been told – yet again – our lives have no value.”  In 2012, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who were unarmed, were shot to death during and after a car chase in a...

@TheRoot @SenatorTimScott Police Body Cam Effort Likely to Hit Success

@TheRoot.com: Possible Funding for Police Body Cameras Moves Forward in Congress, Thanks to Sen. Tim Scott. In the wake of seemingly endless national stories about police brutality, an effort to...

Butterfield, Lee, Waters Talk on Black Caucus #Tech Diversity Push

The Congressional Black Caucus launched an effort to spur diversity in hiring at technology companies.  The effort mirrors the work started by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.  Rev. Jackson’s work...

#TPP: Clyburn Moves to Deliver Black Caucus Votes on Trade

Summer jobs, the cadillac tax, 10-20-30.  Will members of the Black Caucus vote YES or NO on fast track or the trade deal? Or will they be swayed by gifts from the Obama Administration? At...

420 House Members Vote YES to Mandatory Minimums, Only 3 Voted Against

When Electeds Won’t Take the Tough Vote.  Supposedly it’s “CBC policy” to be against mandatory minimums.  All I know is, 41 members of the Congressional Black Caucus voted...

Jeffries Turns Clarke Testimony Into Chat on White on White Crime

The testimony of Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke was just as devoid of strategic substance on policing as his appearances on Fox News.  Clarke had tons to offer when it came to his views on black...

Only 3 in Congress Vote NO on Mandatory Minimums @RepJohnConyers @RepThomasMassie @RepBobbyScott

The Tough Vote: What Politicians Say. What They Actually Do. How They Vote.  So many politicians love saying they’re against mandatory minimum sentences.  They say Marissa Alexander was...

Black Caucus to Focus on Tech Diversity #BlackTech #CBCTech2020

“In Silicon Valley, the march for diversity and inclusion is just beginning.” — Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.  “The data we have seen coming from tech companies is deplorable and...

#Justice Reform: 26 Democrats Press Obama to #BanTheBox

Twenty six Senate Democrats are pressing President Obama to take executive action to “ban the box.” Banning the box would stop employers at federal agencies from asking job applicants...

Sens. Tim Scott + Lindsey Graham Move Forward on Police Body Cams

On Tuesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Crime Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Lindsey Graham will hold a hearing called, Body Cameras: Can Technology Increase Protection for Law Enforcement Officers...

NC Rep. Alma Adams Sounds the Alarm on Protecting #HBCUs

Rep. Alma Adams sounds the alarm regarding protecting HBCUs, announces new HBCU Caucus in Congress.  HBCUs have not done well under the Obama Administration due to the Parent PLUS Loan change and...

Black Caucus Members, @RandPaul Meet on Justice Reform

Eight members of the Congressional Black Caucus met today with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in a small room adjacent to the cloak rooms on the House floor.  The members convened the bipartisan meeting...

#LorettaLynch Day 11: A Long Overdue Investigation of Baltimore’s Police

On her eleventh day on the job, new Attorney General Loretta Lynch has launched an investigation into the Baltimore Police Department. READ September 28, 2014: UNDUE FORCE by the Baltimore Sun...

Chart: Unarmed People Killed By Police Over Last 365 Days #FreddieGray

Chart: Unarmed people killed by police over the last year.