Capitol Hill: #BrothersforLorettaLynch March to Take Place Wed. April 22

#BrothersforLorettaLynch March to Take Place Wednesday Morning.  A march organized by Roland Martin, Pastor Jamal Bryant and Jeff Johnson in support of Loretta Lynch is scheduled to take place...

National Bar Assoc. Calls for Arrest of Black Cop in #WalterScott Case 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                National Bar Association  communications@nationalbar.orgForward to a FriendView in Browser The National...

@TheRoot: Historic Turnout in #Ferguson Yields Historic Results

TheRoot.com: After Tuesday’s vote, the city of Ferguson, Mo., will have three black members on its City Council for the first time in Ferguson’s history. Although it rained for much of election...

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...