#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...

USA Today: Black Lawmakers Anchor Southern Voter Push

USA TODAY: Black Lawmakers Anchor Southern Voter Push: NEW ORLEANS — After two hours of singing, praying and preaching that rattled the rafters at Beacon Light International Cathedral, Rep....

Black Paper in #Florida Won’t Endorse Crist, Dings Dems

Florida Courier Dings Florida Dems — Fails to Endorse Crist.  Another day, another interesting moment for the Democratic Party and Black newspaper (non)endorsements.  Yesterday the Call...

Judge Slaps Down TX Voter Law, Calls It “Poll Tax”

A Judge made a fool out of whoever came up with the Texas voting law. U.S. District Judge Nelva Ramos ruled that Texas’ voter ID law, “amounted to an unconstitutional poll tax.”...

Israel: The Black Caucus and House Resolution 657

H.Res. 657: 166 co-sponsors — 11 were Black Caucus members.  On July 11, 2014, the House “passed” Resolution 657 reaffirming support for Israel’s right to defend itself against...

#Ferguson: National Bar Assoc. Sues Cops for #MikeBrown Shooting Info

#Ferguson: The National Bar Association issues the following statement this afternoon. ...

@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...