Israel: The Black Caucus and House Resolution 657

H.Res. 657: 166 co-sponsors — 11 were Black Caucus members.  On July 11, 2014, the House “passed” Resolution 657 reaffirming support for Israel’s right to defend itself against...

Police Brutality: National Bar Assoc. Targets 25 Cities for Case Records

Next Monday, the National Bar Association will start filing open records requests in cities with a bad history regarding police brutality.   Those cities are: Birmingham, AL, Little Rock...

#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...

#1 in Bills Passed, #1 in Money: Why Charlie + Thad Won

Bills passed? Rangel was #1.  On March 27, the do-nothing GOP “led” gridlocked Congress with the lowest approval rating in history voted to send $1 billion in “loan...

Rep. Steve Cohen Slams Witness Claiming There’s No Racism in Justice System

Statistics, what statistics? Today the House Over-Criminalization Task Force met again and there were several moments of fascinating testimony — particularly from the two Republican invited...

FCC Chief Wheeler Questioned on Minority Media Ownership

Perhaps more evidence it should have been Mignon: Rep. G.K. Butterfield asked FCC Chair Tom Wheeler about minority ownership yesterday at a Energy and Commerce Oversight hearing.  Butterfield and...

#Audio: Boggs, Lewis + David Scott: NewsOneNow w/ Roland Martin

Audio: I was on NewsOneNow on Tuesday, May 20, with Roland Martin talking on the nomination of Michael Boggs of Georgia.

My Brother’s Keeper Language on DOJ Youth Mentoring Grant Vanishes

My Brother’s Keeper Intro Vanishes.  This week two important stakeholders in the Black community wrote to the Department of Justice on a rule change that prevents them from getting the...

VA-8: Candidate Lavern Chatman + Oprah Winfrey = Sold Out Event

‘I came here tonight to support Lavern Chatman’ — Oprah Winfrey In late March, congressional candidate Lavern Chatman wowed members of the Black Caucus at their weekly meeting on...

Tuesday: Hastings to Host Breakfast for Black & Jewish Members of Congress

Hastings to Host Breakfast for Black & Jewish Members of Congress Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), along with Representatives Henry Waxman, John Lewis, Eliot Engel, Al Green, Debbie...

183 Acres, 35 Buildings: A #VA HBCU Is Up for Auction

Consider a few random budget numbers numbers: $1 billion in “loan guarantees” for Ukraine. (House/Senate just voted this through) $236 million budget increase for the Bureau of...

What If Blacks Stopped Voting for Politicians Who Support Mandatory Minimums?

“When we passed the mandatory minimums, the elimination of parole, sentencing guidelines, that was was the greatest transformation of sentencing in the history of the republic....

Judge Strikes Down PA Voter ID Law

Today Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley’s struck down Pennsylvania’s voter ID law.  The law mandated that all voters in the state must present a voter ID to...

2.3 Million: Michelle Alexander on Incarceration in America

Michelle Alexander, who is the author of the renown book The New Jim Crow, talks with Bill Moyers.