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Louisiana lawmaker tapped to head Congressional Black Caucus
December 7, 2016
Louisiana Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond has been elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. ... read more »
Brian K. Williams appointed to first-ever Civilian Oversight Commission for the Sheriff’s Dept.
December 7, 2016
rian K. Williams, Esq., was appointed by the Los Angeles County Supervisors to the first-ever Civilian Oversight Commission for the Sheriff's Department. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Re-Elected Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee
December 7, 2016
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) was re-elected unanimously last Friday, by the Democratic Caucus to serve as Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services for her third term. ... read more »
District Attorney Jackie Lacey Ready For Second Term
December 7, 2016
Re-elected in June with no opposition, District Attorney Lacey plans to crack down on child abuse and drugs. ... read more »
NAACP: Gov. McCrory must end games with NC election outcome
December 1, 2016
North Carolina's NAACP says Gov. Pat McCrory and his Republican allies are playing games with the election results. ... read more »
Trump, LA mayor talk Olympics, infrastructure, immigration
December 1, 2016
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and President-elect Donald Trump have talked about immigration, infrastructure and the Olympics in their first phone call since the election. ... read more »
Civil Rights Groups Furious in Opposition to Jeff Sessions Nod for U.S. Attorney General 
December 1, 2016
The first sentence from the statement by Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson that was released hours after the news broke that President-Elect Donald Trump had chosen the Alabama Senator as his Attorney General said it all. ... read more »
Green Party Candidate Jill Stein Demands Recount in Three Key States
December 1, 2016
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein now has raised enough money to formally request a recount in three key swing states. ... read more »
Obama hits 1,000 mark for commutations granted
December 1, 2016
President Barack Obama surpassed the 1,000 mark for commutations granted during his presidency on Tuesday after shortening sentences for 79 people. ... read more »
California passes death penalty reform to speed executions
November 30, 2016
Some death penalty foes have already asked the California Supreme Court to block Proposition 66 from taking effect ... read more »
Black Women leaders’ post-election media briefing
November 30, 2016
Ninety-four percent of Black women voted for Clinton, 68 percent of Latinas, and she also carried Asian women voters, briefing speakers said ... read more »
Trump Wins, But a Record Number of African Americans Will Now Serve in Congress
November 30, 2016
Though there will be more African American members serving in Congress, the dilemma they find themselves in is obvious ... read more »
Compton Mayor, Master P, and YG’s 4HundredWaze Foundation Feed Hundreds for Thanksgiving
November 30, 2016
Sponsored by rapper YG’s 4HundredWaze Foundation and Master P, the event fed hundreds of families and seniors in the Compton area ... read more »
U.S. Senators Demand Study on Federal Advertising in Black-owned Media
November 30, 2016
A letter penned by the senators demands that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate the advertising habits of federal agencies ... read more »
Voting Rights Activists Speak on the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections
November 30, 2016
Some panelists even speculated that the election was stolen due to the weakened Voting Rights Act inability to fully protect the right to vote ... read more »
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