April 7: A #Ferguson (65% Black) Jennings (85% Black) Election Chart

Will people next Tuesday in Ferguson?  Next Tuesday, April 7, is a day that will indicate whether or not voting patterns will change for the better in the city of Ferguson.  After almost a year...

6 Black U.S. Senators in 2017?

Six in 2017? Could it happen that there will be six African Americans sworn-in to the U.S. Senate in January 2017? (CA) Kamala Harris (IL) Robin Kelly (MD) Elijah Cummings/Donna Edwards (NV)...

@TheRoot: Black Caucus Members Comment on the Future of Jesse Jr.

Lauren Victoria Burke in THEROOT.COM. CBC Members React as Jesse Jackson Jr. Gets Out of Prison — Today, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is scheduled to leave an Alabama federal...

Elijah Cummings Has a Few Words for Chief of Secret Service

During a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, ranking Democrat had a few things to say to Secret Service Chief Joe Clancy and none of those things were good.  The...

@LacyClayMO1 + @RepCleaver Offer Reward to Catch #Ferguson Cop Shooter

BREAKING. Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO), who represents St. Louis and Ferguson, Mo., and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), who represents Kansas City, are offering a reward for the capture of the individual...

#Video: Edwards Announces for #MD #Senate

Rep. Donna Edwards announced she was running for the Senate today to fill the seat of retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski.

The 15 Black Caucus Members Who Attended the #NetanyahuSpeech

Members of the Black Caucus who attended the joint session with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Reps. David Scott (D-GA), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Alcee Hastings...

A Black U.S. Senator from Maryland? #Mikulski

Sen. Edwards, Sen. Cummings, Sen. Alsobrooks, Sen. Blake, Sen. Steele or Sen. Brown. With today’s announcement from Senator Barbara Mikuski (D-MD) that she will retire in 2016, there is a...

7 Other Members Who Aren’t @RepDavidScott @RepCorrineBrown Should Yell At #DHS

Drama. Yesterday during votes on whether or not to fund the Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) went after Rep. David Scott (D-GA) — who had voted with the...

Rep. Greg Meeks: Rudy Giuliani’s Bigotry is Familiar From Time as Mayor

New York Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY), who represents Queens, issued the following statement on comments made by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani last week at a GOP fundraising event. What...

President Obama Said to Be Critical of #HBCUs During CBC Meeting

“These are difficult times for our institutions, our students and their families – even more difficult than when we first began this journey together in 2009.”  — Hampton University...

Last Meeting: 611 Days Ago. Black Caucus To Meet #Obama

611 Days. Their last meeting was June 9, 2013 — and that was after a 790 day break from the last meeting before that.  Not that I’m counting or anything.  Group meetings between the...

Justice Reform: 2 Democrats + 2 Republicans = Mandatory Minimum Bill

On February 4, two Democrats and two Republicans joined to re-introduce the Justice Safety Valve Act.  The legislation would give federal judges flexibility in sentences carrying mandatory...