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House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal
April 2, 2020
Earlier, several civil rights organizations noted watching with vigilance as Senate negotiations and, later, voting in both chambers took place. "We know that when the economy goes into decline, people of color always bear the brunt," said Teresa Candori, communications director for the National Urban League. "We will be fighting to make sure the most vulnerable communities are not an afterthought." ... read more »
Outgoing Mississippi Governor Says state faces ‘1,000 years of Darkness’ if Black Man Elected
February 27, 2020
"I intend to work for @cindyhydesmith as if the fate of America depended on her single election," Gov. Phil Bryant tweeted on January 2. "If Mike Espy and the liberal Democrats gain the Senate, we will take that first step into a thousand years of darkness." ... read more »
The Pernicious Power of Patriarchy
February 27, 2020
If we women were honest, we would say that we have all cosigned patriarchy in the interest of keeping it moving. We have deflected the sexist comments that come our way, even as we cringe from them. We smile at men that we abhor because they may have decision making power in their hands. We dress up or dress down depending on the occasion and the way we have to play the game. We know the system is slanted against us, we know we still have to play, and we decide when we choose to blow the whistle, a whistle we could blow every single day. ... read more »
Majority Whip Clyburn Responds to State of the Union Address
February 6, 2020
U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn issued the following statement today in response to the State of the Union address: ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Members Talk Impeachment, HBCU Funding
December 19, 2019
The members discussed the passage of the Future Act, legislation that provides needed funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other educational institutions. ... read more »
Collin Binkley AP Education Writer
December 13, 2019
After months of negotiation, Congress gave final approval Tuesday for a bill promising to restore more than $250 million a year to the nation's historically Black colleges and universities, along with other institutions that teach large shares of minority students. ... read more »
House Passes Voting Rights Measure to Restore Portions of Law Gutted in 2015
December 12, 2019
The bill would require all states to get federal approval for election changes known to disproportionately affect voters of color. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Sept. 27, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
September 27, 2019
Hiram Revels, the first African American Senator, was born in Fayetteville, NC, 1822 ... read more »
Dynamex Law: Many Black App-Based Drivers, Media Freelancers Want to Remain ‘Their Own Bosses’

July 25, 2019
On Monday, July 8, Agbasi joined other members of the “I’m Independent Coalition” for a press conference at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. At the event, a panel of advocates, community leaders and drivers called on lawmakers to fix the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision and amend AB 5, a bill the full Senate is expected to hear and vote on in September. Nearly 500 on-demand delivery drivers from across the state also rallied at the State Capitol July16 asking state legislators to fix the pending bill and protect their flexibility. ... read more »
Biden Doubles Down on Segregationist Comments, Analysis of 1994 Crime Bill is Next Test
July 4, 2019
On June 25, the New York Times published a deep dive into Biden’s views on justice reform and his involvement on the 1994 Clinton Crime Bill. Biden’s involvement was substantial, unlike former President Bill Clinton, Biden has never walked back his support for the largest crime legislation package in history. ... read more »
Our Democracy is on the Line, Congress Must Act Now
May 9, 2019
Barr’s lack of independence and Trump’s obstruction raises critical questions about the rule of law. But this is also about the integrity and security of our democracy. Just as important in the Mueller report was the astounding disclosure that our country was subjected to a full-scale attack on our democratic process. ... read more »
Congresswoman Norton Fighting for Black Press in New Congress  
March 7, 2019
“I’m [was] born and raised in this segregated city without any Home Rule rights and no equal rights when the city was segregated,” Norton said. “I’m a third generation Washingtonian and I’m the great, great granddaughter of a runaway slave, so motivation is built into my DNA.”   ... read more »
Senate Budget Chair Holly J. Mitchell Praises State Study Calling on More Help for Families in Poverty
December 3, 2018
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, released the following statement in response to the state Department of Social Services Task Force Report on Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty: ... read more »
Mississippi Senate Race May Be Defining Moment for Black Voters
November 22, 2018
Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remark to a colleague that “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row” puts the Magnolia State at center stage for Black voters in the 2018 mid-term elections. ... read more »
Making Their Mark: Senators Booker and Harris Stand for Justice
September 20, 2018
Democrats were combative, and in some cases, defiant, as Kavanaugh’s high-stakes confirmation hearing played out for the American public to see. ... read more »
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