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Kamala Harris Announces Run for Presidency in 2020 
January 24, 2019
Senator Kamala Harris has pretty much announced her intent to run for president in the next U.S. Government election, but she will make her formal announcement during a rally in Oakland on January 27.   ... read more »
CBC Chairman Statement on Confirmation of Eric Dreiband to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division
October 18, 2018
The Chairman of Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the confirmation of Eric Dreiband to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Dreiband was confirmed by a vote of 50-47. ... read more »
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Rep. Bass Grills AG Sessions on Race, Black Identity Extremism
November 22, 2017
Rep. Bass Grills AG Sessions on Race, Black Identity Extremism ... read more / watch video »
Sessions unfamiliar with FBI ‘black extremists’ report
November 15, 2017
The 12-page FBI intelligence assessment describes ``black identity extremist'' groups the FBI says are targeting law enforcement after police killings of black men. Foreign Policy first reported on the assessment, which drew outrage from some black lawmakers. ... read more »
Emmett Till relative asks Sessions to push civil rights law 
April 5, 2017
Family members of Emmett Till pushed Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday to enforce a law that that allows prosecutors to reinvestigate old civil rights murder cases. ... read more »
Civil Rights Leaders Meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions
April 5, 2017
Earlier this month, leaders from six civil rights groups met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department to discuss a range of issues that are critical to the Black community. ... read more »
Debate on Sessions Nomination Explodes Over Coretta Scott King Letter
February 15, 2017
  The United States Senate debate over Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (D-Ala.) boiled over into confusion and accusations on Tuesday, February 7 as Senate Democrats carried their opposition into an all-night long protest. ... read more »
King letter and statement criticize Sessions prosecution
February 9, 2017
A letter sent by Coretta Scott King saying Jeff Sessions would be a bad choice for a lifetime federal judgeship is receiving new attention after Sen. Elizabeth Warren was rebuked Tuesday evening for quoting King's letter on the Senate floor. ... read more »
Lawyers’ Committee Goes on Red Alert as Trump Rolls Back Civil Rights
February 2, 2017
President Donald Trump began his first term by attempting to roll back the civil rights gains that occurred under his predecessor, President Barack Obama. ... 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 »
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