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The Full Employment Generation

Rep. Frederica Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Frederica Wilson

Every American has a stake in stopping unemployment. So it's time to kindle a new movement built on a simple vision: Every American who wants to work should have the right to either employment or training.

Everybody's On Capitol Hill -- Even Frats!

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.25.2013 | College

Fraternities and sororities have their own lobbying group on Capitol Hill, fighting for tax breaks for frat houses and opposing an anti-hazing measure...

The American Jobs Act Still Deserves a Vote

Rep. Frederica Wilson | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Rep. Frederica Wilson

This summer -- as Congress debates border security, Benghazi, the IRS, the NSA, the Justice Department, and further deficit reduction -- one issue is conspicuously absent from the agenda: What about our jobs crisis?

Congresswoman Stops 4 A.M. Deportation Hours After Appeal From Man's Son

The Miami Herald | Marc Caputo | Posted 07.13.2013 | Miami

There wasn't much time. The hour was getting late at the North Miami immigration forum. The four members of Congress were hungry. But 18-year-ol...

Feds Called To Investigate Problems At The Polls

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Three congressional Democrats asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Thursday to study the "underlying causes" that forced voters to wait...

In A Sea Of Suits, Skirts And Old White People, These Politicians Stand Out

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

There are 435 members of U.S. House of Representatives, and in a sea of suits, skirts and older white people, it can be difficult to tell one represen...

PHOTOS: Frederica Wilson's 20 Most Memorable Hats

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.15.2012 | Miami

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Miami Gardens) is a force to be reckoned with in Miami politics -- and so are her innumerable hats. In her secon...

The Power of Foster Care Politics

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Daniel Heimpel

While the nation bemoans a "gridlocked" Congress and Comedy Central's Messrs. Stewart and Colbert aptly ridicule both presidential candidates for a disregard of specificity on one hand and hubris on the other, I have borne witness to a very different vision of our elected leadership.

Black Men's Roundtable Seeks to Address a Crisis

Marcus Bright | Posted 09.19.2012 | Black Voices
Marcus Bright

Every race, gender, and socioeconomic category has its own particular set of challenges and obstacles. The precarious predicament of the black male in America has been especially concerning.

Dred Scott 2.0 - The Voting Edition

Marcus Bright | Posted 08.14.2012 | Black Voices
Marcus Bright

If you are ever convicted of a felony in the state of Florida then you might as well change your name to Dred Scott because when it comes to voting you have no rights that the state is bound to respect.

Jennifer Bendery

Congressional Black Caucus Introduces Trayvon Martin Resolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Black Caucus unveiled a resolution on Wednesday that honors the life of Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of "St...

PHOTOS: Thousands At Rally In Trayvon Martin's Hometown

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.02.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- Political leaders, sport stars and entertainers were among several thousand people who gathered Sunday at a Miami rally to call for an arrest...

Wilson Hosts Massive Trayvon Martin Rally With Chaka Khan

Posted 03.30.2012 | Miami

A massive 'Justice For Trayvon' rally is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Miami's Bayfront Park, hosted by U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL). Singer...

Best Dressed Politicos Of 2011: It's Not Who You Think

Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.27.2012 | Style
Christina Wilkie

Fashion Whip is a political style column in The Huffington Post by Lauren Rothman and Christina Wilkie. Rothman is the founder of Styleauteur. WASHIN...

Elise Foley

Iraq War Veteran Spared From Deportation, Prosecution

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A military veteran who was facing deportation will likely be allowed to stay in the United States after he was released from immigration...