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Benghazi and the Congressman from Maryland

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Four years after his call to Republicans to stop "the inflammatory rhetoric" and to stop "the partisan gamesmanship," Elijah Cummings, once again, in his opening remarks at the recent Benghazi hearing pleaded with his colleagues.

Criminal Justice Reforms Must Include Youth Behind Bars

Liz Ryan | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Liz Ryan

The president and congress should not leave out youth behind bars in efforts to reform criminal justice this year and their actions must focus on reforms at both the federal and state level. Kalief Browder and Andre Sheffield's deaths are a sobering reminder to the president and the congress of the urgency and the need to ensure youth behind bars are not left behind.

Freddie Gray's Family Is 'Satisfied' With Charges Against Officers

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices

The family of Freddie Gray on Friday applauded the news that Gray’s death had been ruled a homicide and that criminal charges were being brought aga...

Lilly Workneh

Baltimore Protesters Rejoice Over Charges In Freddie Gray's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices

It wasn’t expected -- but it was welcome. Many Baltimore residents applauded Friday's announcement from State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby that F...

Congress Focuses In On NFL's Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Status In Letter

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.26.2015 | Sports

The NFL's tax exempt status once again drawing questions from Congress.

Rebecca Carroll

Despite Sagging Poll Numbers, Many African Americans Say They're Still Proud Of President Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 10.24.2011 | Black Voices

Shantie Chatman was struggling before President Barack Obama was elected, and he has struggled in the three years since. Imprisoned on a concealed wea...

In the ATF "Fast and Furious" Controversy, Congress Needs to Question Its Own Behavior

Paul Helmke | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

It is time for Washington's politicians to look out for average people who do not deserve to have unethical gun dealers -- and the gun lobby that shields them -- pushing illegal guns into their neighborhoods.

Congressman's Nephew Killed In Shooting At Old Dominion University

AP | Posted 08.13.2011 | College

BALTIMORE — A Maryland congressman says his nephew was killed in a random shooting near Old Dominion University in Virginia. Democratic Rep. El...

Elise Foley

Tax Cut Deal Stalls Temporarily In House

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The House of Representatives is slated to vote near midnight Thursday on the bill to preserve extended unemployment benefits and tax cuts for ...