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Criminal Justice Reform: Rep. Danny Davis’ New Bill Pushes Back on Money Bail
January 25, 2018
On January 18, Davis introduced the Bail Fairness Act of 2018 to alleviate some of the burdens associated with the cash bail system. ... read more »
Reality TV Moment Taints NABJ Convention
August 24, 2017
A panel discussion on police brutality, that featured verbal sparring between White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman and veteran journalist Ed Gordon ... read more »
President Obama’s Policies Still Drive Economic Growth
August 10, 2017
In May of 2017, the Black unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years: 7.5 percent. Then, in June, the jobless rate for Blacks fell to 7.1 percent, before rising to 7.4 percent in July, according to the latest jobs report. ... read more »
Former FBI Director James Comey Testifies
June 15, 2017
Former FBI Director Testifies and the GOP Sets the Bar on Donald Trump Even Lower ... read more »
Ex-N.C. Governor McCrory Blames 2016 Loss on Phantom Voter Fraud
June 8, 2017
As the demographics in America change and voter registration efforts have become more successful, Republican state legislators have focused their energy on crafting laws that would make it harder for Blacks and the poor to vote. ... read more »
President Trump Wages War on Obama’s Legacy in First 100 Days
May 18, 2017
There was the proposed massive budget cut to the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the incessant rhetoric about a rise in crime in the nation, that lacked evidence to back it up; the threats of a renewed war on drugs. ... read more »
After Blocking Obama’s SCOTUS Pick, Senate Republicans Confirm Gorsuch
May 2, 2017
Senate Republicans Break “Super Majority” Rule to Confirm Trump’s Supreme Court Pick With the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court, Senate Republicans won another victory in their partisan war of obstruction against the nation’s first Black president. ... read more »
Black Caucus Analyzes Civil Rights in the Trump Era at Forum
May 2, 2017
There was no shortage of blunt talk during the panel discussion, which lasted nearly two hours. ... read more »
New PACs Focus on Getting More Blacks into Politics
April 12, 2017
In the aftermath of former-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s crushing defeat last November, a number of groups were launched to encourage greater political participation among young people, women and minorities. ... read more »
After Obama: Black Women Convene Annual Summit in the Nation’s Capital
April 12, 2017
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) recently hosted the Sixth Annual BWR Women of Power National Summit in Washington, D.C. ... 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 »
Trump and the Black Caucus Plan to Meet for the First Time
February 28, 2017
The CBC, which is now at its largest membership in history, traditionally requests a meeting with the new president after the inauguration ... read more »
Black Community Shocked by Michael Slager Mistrial
December 15, 2016
Despite the brutal visual evidence, the American police uniform has consistently shielded officers who commit murder from prosecution ... read more »
Democratic Pollster Cornell Belcher Delivers Blunt Talk on 2016 Election Results
December 15, 2016
With Black and Brown political power on the rise due to shifting demographics in America, the so-called "Trump effect" isn't going away any time soon ... 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 »
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