57 Dems Have No Business Asking Anyone Why They Don’t Vote

57 Democrats. “Protesters I’ve talked to, they’re not interested in politics, they don’t think that it works for them and they don’t think they should be part of the...

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...

9 Black Caucus Members Vote for #CROmnibus

Somehow, nine Black Caucus members voted YES on #CRomnibus.  Fifty-three Democrats in all voted for it. They were Reps. Sanford Bishop (GA), Lacy Clay, Jim Clyburn, Chaka Fattah, Steve Horsford,...

#Ferguson @SenRandPaul Gives Big Assist to Justice Reform Bill

The Death in Custody Reporting Act Passed House and Senate and About to Become Law.  Last night as the Senate adjourned, a bill authored by Crime Subcommittee ranking member Bobby Scott passed...

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)...

#HBCU Advocate Drops Hot Statements on Parent PLUS

PARENT PLUS. “This is a national crisis…” — Johnny Taylor, Thurgood Marshall College Fund On October 22, the Department of Education announced the final regulations to...

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.