Rep. Barbara Lee

California’s Black Leaders Pay Tribute to Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Condolences and tributes poured in from California’s Black community after the passing of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.  Lawmakers, business leaders, and political service organizations expressed their condolences and sympathy to family, friends, and staff of U.S. Sen. Feinstein, 90, who died of natural causes in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 28.

Political Playback: News You Might Have Missed – June 22

In Appearance on Sean Hannity Show, Gov. Newsom Defends Record; Pushes Back on Go-To Conservative Putdowns  Last week, Fox News TV host Sean Hannity interviewed Gov. Gavin Newsom at the Governor’s Mansion in Sacramento. The back-and-forth between Newsom and Hannity was intense at times, but remained civil, overall. The two men, who have polar opposite political views, sparred over a range of issues, including immigration, taxes, and gun control. Related Links: Newsom defended his record and achievements and pushed back on favorite Republican criticisms of him, President Joe Biden and the Democratic party. On immigration reform and building

Political Playback: ‘Black Women Get the Job Done’

Rep. Barbara Lee held her first campaign rally for U.S. Senate, AG Rob Bonta and Asm. Mia Bonta have moved past media criticism, and Asm. Chris Holden and Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer are seeking seats in local government.

Lee Joins Competitive Race to Replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein 

Rep. Barbara Lee, the highest ranking African American woman serving in the U.S. Congress, announced on Feb. 21, that she will enter the race to replace U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein — the 89-year-old, California’s senior U.S. Senator who has announced that she would not seek another term.  

African American and Community Leaders Speak Out on SCOTUS Roe Reversal

African American leaders across the nation largely condemned the U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued on June 24, overturning the federal abortion protections of Roe v. Wade, with some describing the action as a “pro-policing of women’s bodies” and a move to “criminalize Black women.” The 5-4 ruling overturns a 49-year-old landmark decision and puts abortion policy at the discretion of states, many of which have restricted or outlawed the procedure in recent months. Issuing a strong reaction to the SCOTUS ruling, Congresswoman Maxine Waters declared, “I stand in solidarity with the 36 million women being stripped of their right     to

The Chisholm Legacy

The 50th Anniversary of Rep. Chisholm’s election offers our country a chance to renew our commitment to Black women, not only in elective office, but within the ranks of true political power.