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In the Race for Governor of Florida, Andrew Gillum Leads DeSantis in Early Polls
October 11, 2018
In what is expected to be a wave year for Democrats, Gillum may be a beneficiary of high turnout, which typically favors Democrats. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Introduces Resolution Calling for a Respect of Human Rights in Cameroon
October 4, 2018
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, introduced legislation calling on the government of Cameroon and all parties to the conflict, including armed separatist groups, to respect human rights and adopt nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution.  ... read more »
California Lawmakers Continue Shift from Mass Incarceration
September 14, 2018
The recently completed California legislative session continued a yearslong effort to lower criminal sentences, ease restrictions on suspects, and keep juveniles out of adult prisons despite objections that the moves could harm public safety. ... read more »
New Law to Make California First State to End Bail
August 30, 2018
California's new law is the latest development in the nationwide debate over bail, which many people say unfairly punishes people for being poor. Other states including New Jersey, Alaska and New Mexico have overhauled their bail systems, although no other state has completely eliminated bail. ... read more »
Congressman Ron Dellums: A ‘Fierce’ Focused Fighter
August 9, 2018
Dellums was a fierce, focused fighter for justice, an anti-war activist who served in the military, authored several CBC Alternative Budgets (budgets that focused on human needs rather than military buildup) and was an indefatigable fighter for South African freedom. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Introduces the “Family Unity Rights and Protection Act” to Require the Reunification of Separated Immigrant Families
July 6, 2018
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights, introduced H.R. 6236, the “Family Unity Rights and Protection Act," which would require the federal government to reunite families that have been forcibly separated at the border.   ... read more »
Rep. Bass Joins More Than 100 Members In Introducing The Keep Families Together Act of 2018
June 21, 2018
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined more than 100 of her colleagues in introducing the Keep Families Together Act of 2018 in response to the Trump administration’s insidious practice of family separation. ... read more »
Arizona’s Only Black Legislators Chastised After Race Talk
April 27, 2018
The only two Black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker’s published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided Black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for better pay. ... read more »
NNPA National Black Voter Registration Drive Begins in N.C.
April 19, 2018
Ten-member newspapers of the North Carolina Black Publishers Association (NCBPA) and Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr. the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), have agreed to mount a statewide campaign to maximize the African American vote for the 2018 midterm elections. ... read more »
Black Vote Propels Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama Senate Race Victory
December 21, 2017
Democrat Doug Jones Stuns Moore, Trump and the RNC to Win Sessions’ Senate Seat ... read more »
L.A. Morning Radio Host Bill Handel Calls Rep. Frederica Wilson a “Cheap Sleazy Democrat Whore”
October 26, 2017
KFI needs to do the right thing about Handel’s egregious choice of words and their ongoing problem with how their hosts refer to Black women. ... read more »
Republicans Winning and Democrats No Plan or Platform
June 28, 2017
In the last year and a half politics has become a White race/class endeavor, and the Black vote has become insignificant and not important in both parties. ... read more »
The Three Elections that Shaped Obama’s Legacy
November 16, 2016
The 2016 presidential election was a massive backlash to Obama’s legacy itself. One can only assume that Donald Trump will focus on dismantling Obama’s policy achievements. ... read more »
WENDY’S WINDOW: “It Is Up To All Of Us To Make America Great?”
July 27, 2016
If we don’t learn how to live side by side and respect the differences of each other we are going to be the demise of our own country ... read more »
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Calls for Probe of Government Advertising
May 5, 2016
Minority Publications Largely Ignored in Agency Spending ... read more »

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