TX GOP Senator Drops “Civil Rights and Human Rights” from Judiciary Subcmte. Name

Just Another Moment in GOP Growth and Opportunity. Just in case anyone is wondering how the new Republican controlled Senate will deal with civil rights issues, wonder no more.  There’s a...

#HBCUs: Pres #Obama Gives Much Needed Help to Norfolk State

Virginia’s Norfolk State University has been reeling.  On december 10, the college was placed on placed on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. That followed the...

@RepAndreCarson Plays Big Role for Black Caucus in #Ferguson

Youth Movement.  “Where do I start?  How about undefinable frustration? It seems we can’t even catch our breath from our first tragedy before being hit by another gut-punch from a second,...

#Selma Screening at the White House Friday #OscarsSoWhite

#OscarsSoWhite. #WhiteHouseSoBlack. Today was the day when somehow a movie can be nominated for Best Picture but the director of the same film can’t be nominated for Best Director. Well,...

@RepJoeCrowley Writes Colleagues on Bigotry Towards Muslim Lawmaker

CROWLEY SPEAKS OUT ON BIGOTRY TOWARDS CARSON.  When Politico ran the headline, “Nancy Pelosi to name first Muslim lawmaker to House intelligence committee,” it was an obvious signal...

Jan. 18: Lacy Clay Press Release Details CBC #Ferguson Trip

RELATED: Read this piece on the Black Caucus Ferguson trip. ………………………………………… Press release from the...

Cedric Richmond Helps Out Steve Scalise

Today it was revealed by blogger Lamar White that, in 2002, the third most powerful Republican in the House addressed a white supremacist group founded by David Duke.  Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA),...

Black Professors Sue #HBCU for Discrimination @HBCUDigest

Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Kemit Mawakana says he first got wind that his future as a law professor was threatened two years ago, during a meeting with Shelley Broderick, his boss and the dean of...

#Selma Movie Drops Many Lessons for Today

The movie Selma, which debuted on Christmas Day, is an eerily timely film detailing a history not taught in American schools shown in a long time. There’s the obvious truth we already knew:...

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...

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...