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50 Years After the Civil Rights Act, Our Journey Continues

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

The Black Congressional Budget No One Ever Talks About

The Root | Charles D. Ellison | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) federal budget proposal, crowded with unrealistic cuts on critical social programs, is like a s...

Amanda Terkel

Pentagon To Review Controversial Military Hairstyle Policies For Black Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the Pentagon would be reviewing each service's policies on women's hairstyles, afte...

The Civil Rights Act at 50: Why We Still Need Liberation Policy

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Hearing President Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we are encouraged by the progress America has made to live up to its promise.

Amanda Terkel

Black Female Lawmakers Object To Army's 'Discriminatory' Ban On Certain Hairstyles

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 16 women in the Congressional Black Caucus sent Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel a letter Thursday objecting to the Army's ban on certa...

Even the Rich Should Reject the Ryan Budget

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

As the House votes on a budget plan this week, the choice is not between serving the rich or the poor. It's a choice between investing in broad-based prosperity and continuing a failed experiment of austerity.

Paul Ryan Admits His Poverty Remarks Were 'Inarticulate'

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 14 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Paul Ryan on Friday agreed to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus after members...

Paul Blumenthal

Telecom Giants Paid Millions To 'Honor' Minority Lawmakers Before The Merger

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Comcast and Time Warner Cable are heading into the lobbying stage of their proposed merger with a strong hand. They boast large teams of...

Joy Resmovits

No Child Left Behind Author Cautions Education Dept. On Waivers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

The grandfather of the No Child Left Behind Act is putting the feds on notice, warning them not to pervert the education law's principles -- and he's ...

Obama Nominates Diverse Set Of Judicial Candidates

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated a diverse group of candidates Wednesday to be judges as the White House tries to address concerns...

The Congressional Black Caucus Is Not Happy With Obama

Daily Beast | Posted 01.28.2014 | Black Voices

A disagreement between the Congressional Black Caucus and the Obama administration over judicial nominees in Georgia is broadening into a standoff bet...

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama Brings Back Her Most Popular Accessory

Posted 09.23.2013 | Style

Few women can do high-low like Michelle Obama can. The first lady, always a fashionable breath of fresh air, showed off her on-point taste yet again a...

'Stop Governing By Crisis'

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama continued to hammer congressional Republicans on Saturday, urging them to "stop governing by crisis" in their efforts to defund...

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ Makes Big Announcement About Prison Sentences For Drug Crimes

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors will soon begin applying a policy that helps certain drug offenders avoid mandatory minimum sentences to defendants ...

Obama Allies Cite PR Missteps In Bid For Syria Strike

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Some of President Barack Obama's top allies say the president misread a few crucial political forces when he asked Congress to supp...

Christina Wilkie

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Asks Members Not To Discuss Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration lobbies Congress this week to authorize military strikes on Syria, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black...

Letter Touted By Progressives Secretly Written By Lobbyist

Mother Jones | Erika Eichelberger | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

A letter that a group of progressive Democrats sent to federal regulators opposing new protections for millions of Americans' retirement accounts was ...

Americans, Let's Talk -- And Act -- On Race and Justice

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

We knew the verdict was coming; still, the reality of it was a punch in the gut for millions of Americans who hoped that George Zimmerman's killing the unarmed Trayvon Martin would end with conviction. What is to be done?