@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...

George Curry: Is Obama Trying to Kill Black Colleges? #HBCUs

HBCUs vs. President Obama.  Once again, HBCU advocates find themselves protecting Historically Black Colleges and Universities from the Obama Administration.  In this episode, President Obama has...

#FreeCommunityCollege: “I Think That Kills #HBCUs”

During the Obama Administration, there have been policy moves that have hurt HBCUs.  The latest was the 2011 change to Parent PLUS Loan standards that cost HBCUs over $160 million and interrupted...

#Photos: @SenatorTimScott Visits Reps. @MiaBLove + Will Hurd

Black Republicans. On the first day of the 114th Congress, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) visited the two freshman Black Republicans in the House: Reps. Mia Love (R-UT) and Will Hurd (R-TX).  The week...

@TheRoot: Turning Action Into Law to Stop Police Killings #Ferguson

TheRoot: A handful of new bills prompted by the killings of unarmed African-American civilians will go before Congress this year. Federal legislation related to police brutality and inspired by...

Committees: @RepJeffries @RepAdams on Education, @MiaBLove on Financial Services

Committee assignments for Democrats in the House are being handed out and there are some interesting developments: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Alma Adams (D-NC) are on Education and Workforce...

The 35 Dems Who Joined the GOP to Hurt Consumer Protections in Dodd-Frank

Define Democrat. Remember back in May 2014 when Huffington Post wrote a scathing article on how members of the Congressional Black Caucus were “sell outs” to Wall Street?  Thanks to...

Waters Statement on #StuartScott

Rep. Maxine Waters of California issued a statement on the death of ESPN’S Stuart Scott after a battle with cancer. Waters Celebrates the Fighting Spirit of Sports Broadcasting Icon Stuart...

Mia Love to Join Congressional Black Caucus

Rep.-Elect Mia Love will join the Congressional Black Caucus according to sources close to the situation. The last Republican member to join the Black Caucus was former Rep. Allen West of...

Pelosi Merges Steve Scalise with GOP Views on Voting Rights, #Immigration

Actions Speak Louder Than Whatever Happened in 2002.  In a statement that merges conservatives views, Steve Scalise’s 2002 address to a white extremist group, and policy important to...

Autopsy Shows #EzellFord Was Shot in the Back, Karen Bass Reacts

  Ezell Ford was shot dead by police in California two days after Mike Brown was killed by former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in Missouri.  Both were unarmed.  Ford’s case...

$317,000 on 19 Screens: #Selma Makes Big Bucks in Pre-Release

Tambay Obenson reports on Indiewire that Selma made big bucks even in limited release. The full release of Selma is January 9.   Obensen: “Paramount opened the Ava DuVernay-directed...

Black Professors Sue #HBCU for Discrimination @HBCUDigest

Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Kemit Mawakana says he first got wind that his future as a law professor was threatened two years ago, during a meeting with Shelley Broderick, his boss and the dean of...

#Selma: Delusional Califano Needs to Watch #EyesOnthePrize #6

What? In an interesting column in the Washington Post, former LBJ staffer Joe Califano claims that it was LBJ who came up with the Selma march.  What in the world Califano is talking about is...