Holder Says Blacks Not Equally Treated by Police. Is That News?

Stop acting surprised.  Everything Michelle Alexander wrote about in 2010 in The New Jim Crow was re-stated yet again today by Attorney General Eric Holder.   The only question that should have...

Letter Signed by 21 Members: Postpone #Netanyahu Speech

Interesting press release from Rep. Keith Ellison’s office: Members of Congress Call on House Speaker John Boehner to Postpone Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress WASHINGTON –...

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...

@BennieGThompson on the Passing of Rep. Alan Nunnelee

WASHINGTON, DC – On February 6, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS) released the following statement regarding the passing of Congressman Alan Nunnelee (MS):   “I am deeply saddened by the death...

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: Rep. Richmond’s Steve Scalise Rehab Campaign Continues

The Scalise Saga. On would have to guess that, at the end of the David Duke drenched saga around House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, there is the hope among some Dems that something policy related...

@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...