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Reparations Rising with Robin Rue Simmons

The Honorable John Conyers, who represented Detroit in Congress from 1965 until 2017, introduced HR 40 every congressional session from 1989. He worked to get cosponsors for the legislation for nearly thirty years, but not even the entire Congressional Black Caucus would cosponsor.

Dick Gregory Dies at 84

Legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died on Saturday. He was 84.

After Blocking Obama’s SCOTUS Pick, Senate Republicans Confirm Gorsuch

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. Shortly after conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died on February 13, 2016, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell announced that he would not even consider a third Supreme Court selection by President Barack Obama. President Obama had three opportunities to nominate associate justices to the United States Supreme Court. The U.S. Senate confirmed Justice Sonia Sotomayor with a 68-31 vote