@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...

@TheHill: Details of Steve Scalise’s Effort to Kill Slavery Apology Resolution

With these new revelations in the Scalise Saga one has to wonder: What is Rep. Cedric Richmond doing right now? Richmond acknowledged in an interview last week that he’s gotten grief in his...

#Voting: Top Republican is Against #VRA Section Five Fix

#Voting Rights: Today during a breakfast, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), said the following as reported by Jen Bendery of the Huffington Post:...

Senate Dems to Hold #Ferguson Hearing on Dec. 9

Here’s something you won’t see after January 1, 2015 when the Republicans control the Senate: A hearing on Ferguson.  When Republicans talk about “too much government”...

@INC MAG: 10 Successful Black Owned Fast-Growth Companies

How These 10 Black Entrepreneurs Built Fast-Growth Companies. Nice slideshow by Inc. Magazine’s Rebecca Borison on Black Companies with explosive growth.  INC: From IT and staffing to...

MSNBC: #Ferguson Prosecutors Gave Grand Jury Old Use of Force Law Struck by #SCOTUS in 1985

EXPLOSIVE IF ACCURATE. MSNBC reports that #Ferguson prosecutors handed the Darren Wilson grand jury the wrong law with regard to deadly use of force.  The law was stricken by the by the U.S....

2016 Campaign Starts With Jim Webb’s Walk Into Inner Cities, Focus on White Poverty

Former Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia, launched his campaign for President late last night via an e-mail and a video.  Webb is establishing a exploratory committee that is likely to...

#BlackUnemployment: Black Leaders Silent on Immigration Executive Order

Black Unemployment Has Always Been Double.  How might President Obama’s pending executive order on immigration effect Black unemployment?  Isn’t that a question “black...

Dems Didn’t Give a Dime to This Candidate Who Came Within 1% of Victory in 2012

Flashback to 2012 — John Ewing of Nebraska. Here’s a 2012 flashback for you.  This next story is one of the many reasons why there is a continuing schism between the Black Caucus and...

DCCC’s November 3rd Release

2014 = Democrats lost 14 House seats 2012 = Democrats gained 8 House seats 2010 = Democrats lost 63 House seats Below is a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee release from November 3,...

Wasserman Schultz Is Only Top to Admit Dem “Party Has a Problem”

“We’re looking to identify our mistakes.” Notice how Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) is the only top Democrat to admit there’s...

3,635 Votes: Anger Over Steve Horsford Loss Justified, Here’s Why

Karl Rove spends $1,072,596, Horsford loses by 3,635 votes. Usually when someone loses you get a few hours of reaction and then everyone turns the page and gets back to what they were doing.  In...