Bob Johnson: Minority Programmers Need Opportunity, Consumers Need Choice

Consumers deserve choice and minority programmers deserve opportunity By Robert L. Johnson In 1980, I started the nation’s first and only African-American owned cable channel. As founder of...

Why Are Democrats Protecting #Rahm Emanuel?

The Root: Here’s a question: What could Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel do to prompt Democrats to call for his resignation? No Democrat has yet, even though Chicago’s mayor is in the throes of...

Nov. 18: Goodlatte-Conyers Bill with New Heroin Penalty Heads to Cmte.

Legislation authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and ranking Democrat John Conyers (D-MI) that includes an expanded penalty for heroin containing fentanyl, will be considered...

Hillary Clinton’s “Racial Justice” vs. Mandatory Minimums and the Death Penalty

Hillary, Racial Justice, Mandatory Minimums and the Death Penalty.  At this point in the campaign for the White House it’s still true: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is ahead of Hillary Clinton on...

@Deray McKesson in His Own Words at #CBCFALC15 #CBCWeek

Deray McKesson participated in a panel ay the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 45th Annual Legislative Conference. The panel discussion on justice and policing was hosted by Rep....

Patriot Acts: The Constitution and @RandPaul

Why is sticking up for the Constitution this lonely? So let me get this straight, the same people who argued that health care was “too much government” and Cliven Bundy was an...

NC Rep. Alma Adams Sounds the Alarm on Protecting #HBCUs

Rep. Alma Adams sounds the alarm regarding protecting HBCUs, announces new HBCU Caucus in Congress.  HBCUs have not done well under the Obama Administration due to the Parent PLUS Loan change and...

@SenatorTimScott Puts Out Strong Statement on #WalterScott Shooting

Sen. Tim Scott who previously represented parts of North Charleston, released a statement on the shooting of Walter Scott (no known relation) at the hands of a North Charleston Police Officer....

@BET: Does the WH Understand the Value of an #HBCU Education?

By Joyce Jones of BET Supporters of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities were roiled this week when plans to temporarily shutter South Carolina State University were...

Chair of Obama’s Board of Advisors on #HBCUs: “Disappointed and Saddened”

The State of HBCUs.  On February 4 in Washington, D.C., Hampton University President Dr. William Harvey had a message for Dr. George Cooper, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on...

Black Unemployment for Jan. 2015: 10.3%

Black unemployment for January 2015 was 10.3%.  It was 10.4% in december 2014 , so not much change.  Lower But Sill Double: Black Unemployment is 10.4%.  Currently the only groups in America with...