@MSNBC: @Oprah Pal Could Be VA’s First Black Woman in #Congress

@MSNBC: @Oprah Pal Could Be VA’s First Black Woman in #Congress MSNBC: Seven Democrats are vying for an open House seat in Virginia’s 8th District, but only one of them has the star power...

Are Republicans Serious about Courting Blacks?

By Raynard Jackson The biggest complaints I get from Black journalists when it comes to Republican officeholders and Party leaders is that they can’t get their calls returned. I used to think...

Note to Democrats: Stop Whining, Worrying and Preparing for Midterm Defeat

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. / NNPA Columnist I am deeply concerned by the sorts of emails and hard-mail communications that I have been receiving from you folks.  The sense of panic and the...

#VA8: Lavern Chatman Raises $107,444 Over Last 50 Days

Over $107,000 in 50 Days. Lavern Chatman came in second in fundraising only to Don Beyer in the first quarter of the year.  Chatman has raised $107,444 from April 1 to May 21.  Chatman’s...

… and the Guy On the Ballot Without Conyers Is a Disaster

Betsy Woodruff of the Washington Examiner did an interesting piece today on Horrace Sheffield, the candidate whose name will be on the ballot without John Conyers in August. If Conyers’...

No Charges: Did the IRS and FBI Ruin the Life of Chaka Fattah, Jr.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent? In 2012, The Washington Post did a story on the relatives of members of Congress who were lobbyists.  Former Sen. Trent Lott’s son was a lobbyist when his...

Jay Carney Comments on Obama’s Confederate Flag Nominee

Jay Carney commented on the whole Boggs/Chambliss/Isakson deal today. “I think it’s important when we discuss the context of this nomination of Michael Boggs that we review how this...

#FindOurGirls: Karen Bass on Kidnapping in #Nigeria, @JohnKerry Meeting

AUDIO: Rep. Karen Bass, the senior Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, speaks last week after the Black Caucus met...

ON-AIR Today at 4:30 WURD: The Nick Taliaferro Show

4:30 TODAY: I will be on WURD in Philly today at 4:30 on the Nick Taliaferro Show.  We will discuss Paul Ryan, poverty and My Brother’s Keeper. LISTEN LIVE HERE

How Much of $115 Million in AIDS Grants Did CDC Award to Black Orgs? Zero

By Phill Wilson — Phill Wilson is President and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute On March 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $115 million over five years to 21...

Statement from Chair of 100 Black Men on DOJ Letter Issue

Statement from Chairman Curley M. Dossman, Jr. of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. on Justice Department Letter Issue In an effort to address a legitimate concern our organization had about a...

Do You REALLY Care That #DonaldSterling Is a Racist? Because I Don’t.

By Britni Danielle for Clutch: Ever since TMZ Sports leaked the tapes of Clippers owner Donald Sterling taking his biracial mistress to task for hanging with the Blacks, I’ve been trying to gen...

Google Honors Dorothy Height

Today Google honored what would have been the 102nd birthday of civil rights leader Dorothy Height.  Height died in 2010. Height kept her focus on the advancement of African-American women as the...

Meeks on Ukraine Critics: Dick Cheney Should Keep His Mouth Shut

Gone are the days when American elected officials refrained from criticism of the President on foreign affairs during an international crisis. Today, Rep. Greg Meeks, a member of the House...