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Give Loretta Lynch a Vote

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
John W. Boyd Jr.

Congress has committed a shameful injustice against U.S. Department of Justice nominee Loretta Lynch, one of the most flawless Attorney General candidates in our nation's history. The legislators' treatment of this outstanding candidate is irresponsible and petty.

100 Years of Racism, From Woodrow Wilson's White House to Ferguson

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices
John W. Boyd Jr.

The road is long, but we must stay on course in the name of Jimmie Lee Jackson, killed by police in 1965 Selma and Michael Brown, shot down by police in 2014 Ferguson--and countless others who sacrificed their lives for change. We must keep faith in an America of the future, a better America that can treat all its people fairly, white, black or brown.

Ron Paul: Congressional Black Caucus Opposed War Because They Wanted To Spend Money On Food Stamps Instead

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said earlier this month that members of the Congressional Black Caucus opposed war because they wanted to spend money o...

Great African-Americans in Wax

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland honors African-American heroes and heroines. Match the following heroines with her accomplishment.

Rep. Hank Johnson: It's Not Just About Bibi Dissing Our Black President

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

I had the opportunity to interact at some length with Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson not so long ago. I'm going to hazard a guess that at some point in his life, Rep. Hank Johnson had the opportunity to study Cicero.

Mariah Stewart

Congressional Black Caucus Supports Ferguson Protesters | Mariah Stewart | Posted 01.20.2015 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Members of the Congressional Black Caucus visited Ferguson this weekend to attend a special church service honoring Dr. Martin Luther...

Amanda Terkel

Black Lawmakers To Focus On Criminal Justice Reform In New Congress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and other African-American men who have died at the hands of law enforcement in recent months w...

Wanted: African American Leadership

Victor Burt | Posted 02.14.2015 | Black Voices
Victor Burt

We waited. Trayvon Martin. Mike Brown. Eric Garner. Nothing.

Black Lawmakers Bring Ferguson Protest Symbol To House Floor

The Huffington Post | Donte' Stallworth | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

The Ferguson protests came to the House floor Monday night, when a group of black lawmakers raised their hands in the gesture that has come to symboli...

Here's Why Black Lawmakers Oppose Federal Recognition Of This Virginia Tribe

AP | By FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virgini...

Are Democrats the Real Racists?

Chris Sosa | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Chris Sosa

Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, recently elected speaker of the assembly's Republican caucus, stepped down this week. His resignation comes after he claimed that the "relationship of Negroes and Democrats is truly a master-slave relationship, with the benevolent master knowing what's best for his simple-minded darkies."

Kate Sheppard

Utility Group Tries To Rally Black Caucus Against Solar Incentives | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Representatives of an industry group representing electric companies met with staffers for members of the Congressional Black Caucus o...

Obama: Mistrust Of Police Corroding American Society

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exist...

'Call for Peace' Seeks Justice, Solidarity for Trans Women of Color

Addison Rose Vincent | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Addison Rose Vincent

In response to the rise in violence and the lack of media and political attention, the group 'Black Trans* Women's Lives Matter' will be hosting a national call for peace and vigil outside the Congressional Black Caucus Conference in Washington, DC this Saturday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Arthur Delaney

Police Say Someone Threw A Molotov Cocktail At A Missouri Democrat's Office | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Police in Kansas City, Missouri say someone threw a Molotov cocktail at Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's (D-Mo.) office there early Thursday morni...

Amanda Terkel

Military Revises 'Racially Biased' Hairstyle Rules | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the military will allow female service members to have a wider range of hairstyles ...

#StandWithKeith to End Gaza Blockade

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

As of this writing, Representative Ellison stands alone among Members of Congress in calling for the economic blockade on civilians in Gaza to end.

50 Years After the Civil Rights Act, Our Journey Continues

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 09.01.2014 | DC
Rabbi Marc Schneier

As we kick off the summer of the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, let us remember this historic moment in time and recommit ourselves towards working for justice and equality between members of all races, religions and communities.

Zach Carter

How Democrats Are Accidentally Helping The Koch Brothers | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past two years, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has repeatedly wrestled with factions of his own party as he tries to...

How Black Politicians Sell Out To Big Business

Florida Courier | Posted 06.05.2014 | Black Voices

Ever wondered what the staffers of Congressional Black Caucus members do after their stints on Capitol Hill? The answer, according to a Huffington Pos...

Zach Carter

How The Congressional Black Caucus Went To War With Itself Over Wall Street | Zach Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Gwen Moore does not seem like anybody's idea of a corporate stooge. The Milwaukee Democrat, a single mom who once survived on welfare, has sponsored e...

Jennifer Bendery

Michael Boggs Nomination Rattles Congressional Black Caucus Members | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's nomination of Michael Boggs to serve on the federal bench is causing members of the Congressional Black Caucus ...

Jennifer Bendery

Congressional Black Caucus Thanks Harry Reid For Opposing Michael Boggs | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) got a letter of thanks from the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday for his unequivocal op...

Military's Ban on Nappy Hair

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.13.2014 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

African American female servicemembers comprise the highest percentage of women in the military.

Paul Ryan Holds Meeting With Black Members Of Congress

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan said Wednesday he had a productive meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, a gathering that came we...