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Rep. John Lewis: I Oppose Health Care Replacement With 'Every Bone In My Body'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) gave a passionate speech on the House floor Friday as congressional members prepared to vote on a health care repeal bill that...

Hidden Figures In Politics: The Women Behind The National Museum Of African American History And Culture

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 03.26.2017 | Politics
Akoshia Yoba

Photo by Jared Soares, courtesy of Essence magazine The 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a testament to...

Raphael Bostic Named First Black President Of A Fed Regional Bank

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.15.2017 | Black Voices

University of Southern California professor Raphael Bostic just made history by becoming the first African American to be named president of a Federal...

John Lewis Blasts GOP Rep's 'Bigoted And Racist' Comments

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics

Longtime civil rights champion Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) slammed Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) Monday for “bigoted and racist” comments that appeared to ...

John Lewis On Selma March, 52 Years Later: 'I Thought I Was Going To Die'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.07.2017 | Black Voices

Tuesday marks 52 years since Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) helped lead the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in demand of voting rights for ...

9 Parents On How They're Teaching Their Kids To Resist Bigotry

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 02.17.2017 | Parents

For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened now. Tell...

Dems Come Out To Airports Around The Country To Support Muslims, Refugees

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics

For the second time in a week, Donald Trump sparked large-scale protests across the country, this time for an executive order that targeted Muslims an...

Paying Tribute To Congressman John Lewis In The Face Of Trump’s Travesty

Peter Yarrow | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Peter Yarrow

Not long after we sang, “If I Had a Hammer” and “Blowing In the Wind,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took the stage to deliver his “I Have a Dr...

Good Trouble: A Lesson From John Lewis's Lifetime March

Jocelyn Quinn | Posted 01.24.2017 | Teen
Jocelyn Quinn

In light of recent events, I want to share my recent interview with Congressman John Lewis about his experiences in the civil rights protests of the 1...

John Lewis To Atlanta: We Cannot Afford To Be Silent

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Kristi York Wooten

An estimated 60,000 people gathered in Atlanta today to participate in the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women. Part of an international wave o...

Did Trump Take Another Jab At John Lewis In His Inaugural Address?

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.20.2017 | Black Voices

Not even 20 minutes into his term, President Donald Trump may have taken another shot at Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), at least Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo....

An Open Letter To Donald Trump On the Eve Of His Inauguration

Bob Weidman | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Bob Weidman

I am not going to pretend there is anything normal about your presidency. I am not going to pretend that you are entitled to respect.

Lewis Called Trump's Presidency Illegitimate, But So Did Trump About Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.18.2017 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

When Lewis had the temerity to call out Trump's presidency as not legitimate it seemed more than fitting to turn the table on the man who made his bones on calling another president not legitimate.

John Lewis’ Book Will Be Donated To Schools In Need

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.18.2017 | Arts

Last week, Donald Trump tweeted spurious claims about Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), writing that the activist, who’s been repeatedly arrested for protest...

Trump's thin skin is a liability turning him into a dangerous bully

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Donald Trump will have to man-up and find a way to move past his insecurities if he is to be an effective President. It's clear his thin skin and need...

Rep. Steve King Says Rep. John Lewis Hasn't Accomplished Anything In 'Half A Century'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.17.2017 | Black Voices

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Tuesday that Democratic congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis hadn’t contributed to the public good since his s...

#TrumpHistoryLecture Is Revisionist History The Way Donald Likes It

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.17.2017 | Comedy

This week Donald Trump went after civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, saying Lewis was “all talk, talk, talk - no action or results” after Lewis qu...

Unlike Their House Colleagues, These Senate Democrats Are Attending Trump’s Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Nearly 50 House Democrats are skipping President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, most of whom are boycotting the histori...

Martin Luther King III Says Meeting With Trump Was 'Very Constructive'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.17.2017 | Black Voices

Martin Luther King III held a private meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on Monday, The son of Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. told ...

Maine Governor Tells John Lewis To Thank 3 White Presidents For Civil Rights Progress

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Tuesday that civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) should be more grateful to three white Republican presidents wh...

Congressman John Lewis And President-Elect Trump

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 01.17.2017 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

The recent media kerfuffle between civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis and President-elect Trump should not distract us from "the fierce urgency ...

The Argument For Donald Trump's Illegitimacy

Richard Greene | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Richard Greene

It's a very simple issue. Since even Donald Trump now admits that Russia intervened in The 2016 Election the only question is "Did the intervention ...

Trevor Noah Takes Down Trump For Bombastic Attack On John Lewis

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.17.2017 | Comedy

Trevor Noah wondered if Donald Trump even knew who Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was before he attacked the civil rights hero on Twitter. Last Saturday ― ...

Three Reasons John Lewis Is Right That Trump Is Illegitimate

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

All praises go to John Lewis for becoming the first nationally recognized political figure to question the legitimacy of Donald Trump's presidency. He...

Keith Ellison Will Boycott Inauguration Over Trump's Insult Of Rep. John Lewis

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), a leading candidate to chair the Democratic National Committee, said Monday he would not attend the presidential inaugur...