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.

Good Gov Group Focuses on Rush… and Not in a Good Way

It’s Bobby Rush week at a site called the Better Government Association.  Three stories on Rep. Bobby Rush, who is on leave from the House because his wife is ill, have been published on...

Sandy Hook: 25 Reasons We Need to Rethink Guns in America

After 2o children were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary school one year ago today, many said: “If this doesn’t change our society’s view on gun control, nothing will.” A...

The Most Powerful Man in Housing: Will Watt Shake Up Mortgage World

A post at mortgageloan.com outlines what Rep. Mel Watt will have influence over as the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  The position may not be the most famous in the world, but...

Tim Scott: Not Joining Black Caucus

In an interview with New One’s Roland Martin, South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott re-repeated what everyone already knew: That he won’t be joining the Congressional Blac...

Watt Blocked, Wilkins Blocked: Reid Set to Go Nuclear

Word has it that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is set to go nuclear regarding Republican use of the filibuster before Thanksgiving.  Senate Republicans blocked the third nominee by President...

5 Great Veterans Day Posts

Here are five great posts from around the world wide web commemorating Veterans Day: 1. Who Were the Harlem Hellfighters? (The Root)...

Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bobby Scott, Carl Levin and McAuliffe at the Same Cool Event

A crowd of over 2,000 came to Newport News shipyard today for the christening of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). If you’re wondering what event can bring together Bobb...

President Obama Says Sorry for Insurance Drops

Health care rollout.  Even though the group represents a small percentage of people, President Obama said “I’m sorry” to those who had to switch insurance plans. Though the...