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Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: “Unleash Your Inheritance of Wisdom and Wealth!”
February 23, 2017
This is a love story and history of our inheritance as rich, black people. ... read more »
Hollywood Doesn’t Have The Right To Shut Down South Los Angeles    
February 15, 2017
Measure S, the development moratorium on the March 7th ballot, began at the top of a Hollywood high-rise. Standing at the window of the 21st floor of his Sunset Boulevard office tower, the head of a billion-dollar nonprofit looked around and didn’t like what he saw: new development. ... read more »
New Justice Must Bring Independence to the Supreme Court
February 9, 2017
The Supreme Court's function is to serve as a check on the power of Congress and the President ... read more »
Keep Moving in the Fight for Economic Justice 
February 8, 2017
On May 17, 1957, Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King delivered his “Give Us the Ballot” speech in which he remarked, “Keep moving. Let nothing slow you up. Move on with dignity and honor and respectability.” ... read more »
TO BE EQUAL: American Democracy Depends Upon Full Investigation of Foreign Influence  
February 1, 2017
The first few days Donald Trump's presidency have seen what may be the beginning of the end of the Affordable Care Act, an average annual hike of $500 for middle-class homeowners' mortgage insurance premiums, a hint at a re-invasion of Iraq and a shift in the Department of Justice's effort to protect voting rights. ... read more »
CBC Remains Committed to Fighting for Equality for Blacks
February 1, 2017
On January 3rd of this year, I was sworn in as the 25th Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). As the Black Caucus enters the 115th Congress with a record 49 Members representing tens of millions of African-Americans from all walks of life, we represent a community that has undergone tremendous growth. The number of African-American elected officials nationwide has grown from 1,469 in 1970 to more than 10,000 today. ... read more »
Gun Violence: Closing Loopholes
January 26, 2017
There is little recognition for the men; women; and children of my district who are killed nearly every day ... read more »
Trump Could Never Walk In John Lewis’ Shoes
January 26, 2017
It’s a stark contrast to Donald Trump, who only risks other’s people money to enrich himself ... read more »
Why I Almost Sat Out the Women’s March
January 26, 2017
You can’t spend 8 years idolizing First Lady Michelle Obama and then forget about her sisters ... read more »
My Open Letter to “US”
January 26, 2017
We can no longer afford to be entertained beyond the point of accountability ... read more »
THANK YOU America by President Barack Obama
January 19, 2017
My fellow Americans, It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. ... read more »
Saluting the Greatness of Michelle Obama
January 19, 2017
One of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite sayings is “success is when preparation meets opportunity.” Over the last eight years, we’ve seen the living, breathing embodiment of that motto in our fabulous First Lady, Michelle Obama. Like a NBA baller who shines on the court, Michelle didn’t become the dynamic force we see today without a lot of training and hard work. Michelle prepared for the role of First Lady by first learning street smarts while growing up on the Southside of Chicago. She continued with an education at America’s best Ivy League Schools where she earned an undergraduate degree from Princeton, and a law degree from Harvard. ... read more »
Saying Goodbye to the Obamas is hard to do
January 19, 2017
And while the Obamas may have used the office of the presidency to change the world, the pressures of the outside world didn’t change them. The Obamas stayed true to their selves, true to their roots. They may have lived in the Whitehouse but they kept their black identity —whether it was Barack going falsetto to sing Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together, or Michelle dancing to Uptown Funk on Ellen. Without a doubt, the Obamas brought soul to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. ... read more »
Why We Must Defend Obama’s Every Student Succeeds Act
January 18, 2017
For the community as a whole, supporting everything education is just plain ole common sense ... read more »
Open letter to President Obama by Congresswoman Karen Bass
January 18, 2017
You inherited the country on the brink of economic collapse and your coverage plan gave healthcare to millions of Americans and secured health benefits for millions more. ... read more »
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