Congressional Black Caucus

Congressional Black Caucus member wants Conyers to step down

Rep. Gregory Meeks said Wednesday that veteran Rep. John Conyers should step down as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while the …

U.S. Congress

Watch: Unbought and Unbossed: Shirley Chisholm’s fearless presidential run

In 1972, America wasn’t ready for her, but she didn’t think that way<p>Shirley Chisholm has a long list of firsts. She was the first black woman in …

Culture

‘John Conyers must resign’: Democratic rep’s hometown paper calls for his ouster

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) has served the state of Michigan as a congressman since 1965. But after the revelation that he paid a former staffer to keep quiet about sexual harassment, his hometown newspaper wants him out of office.<p><b>‘Hush money’</b><p>The editorial board of the Detroit Free Press …

Conservative View

What could happen to Texas Rep. Joe Barton’s seat?

Backlash over a leak of video and text messages between Rep. Joe Barton and an unidentified woman could trigger a political battle that opens up a …

U.S. Congress

Can the NAACP save itself? With viral protests and new leadership, a storied group tries to reinvent

When the most prominent African American civil rights group recently issued a nationwide warning against flying on American Airlines, it was a surprising move for an organization known more for slow-moving lawsuits than public confrontation with major corporations.<p>Leaders of the National Assn. for …

Black Lives Matter

Epidemics and Taxes

December 1 is World AIDS Day, an annual day of reckoning for the fight to end AIDS. We now know that the epidemic of our lifetime, HIV/AIDS, could be over as a public health threat within 15 years using just the interventions we have now. Full treatment coverage, coupled with robust prevention …

Public Health

She Complained That A Powerful Congressman Harassed Her. Here’s Why You Didn’t Hear Her Story.

“When you make private settlements, it doesn’t warn the next woman or the next person going into that situation.”<p><b>Michigan Rep. John Conyers</b>, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged …

Long-form Journalism

Trump Rips Marshawn Lynch, Says NFL Should Suspend Him for Season

After spending Sunday feuding with the UCLA basketball team, President Donald Trump returned to his ongoing feud with the NFL on Monday.<p>In an early …

Marshawn Lynch

The Trump administration can’t come up with a list of good black attorneys

Civil rights advocates are slamming President Donald Trump about his picks for United States attorneys, which they say are lacking in diversity. The …

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Black caucus chairman, conservative leader team up for justice reform

WASHINGTON Rep. Mark Walker, a conservative Republican, wants the GOP-controlled Congress to move on long-stalled efforts to revamp the nation’s …

U.S. Congress

Can Congress keep the harassment dam from breaking?

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**<p><i>On the roster: Can Congress keep the harassment dam from breaking? - Bannon helped convince Trump to stick with Moore - Tax blitz: Senate puts vote on rush order - RNC rakes in donations while DNC takes a hit - The Cheesehead’s</i> …

U.S. Politics

What Does Omarosa Do In The White House, She Struggles To Tell You

Omarosa Manigault hints that her role in the White House is indispensable, though the former reality TV star struggles to describe just what it is …

Donald Trump

Activists are outraged at a recent FBI report on the rise of black 'extremists'

• <b>An FBI report on black "extremists" is creating concerns about whether the bureau is spying on activist groups without sufficient evidence.</b>• <b><br>Black leaders and activists are outraged at the report, saying that it equates black political activism with domestic terrorism.</b>• <b><br>Some activists said the report</b> …

Black Lives Matter

A History Lesson for GQ and its 'US Citizen of the Year' Colin Kaepernick

Posted: Nov 18, 2017 12:01 AM<p>“He knelt during the playing of our national anthem. And he did it for a clear reason, one that has been lost in the …

Conservative View

Washington faces time of reckoning, joins national #MeToo moment

<b>The TAKE with Rick Klein</b><p>It’s often said that the capital is disconnected from the country, that official Washington is hopelessly out of touch with …

Politics

ESSENCE On The Hill: 7 Things You Need To Know In Politics This Week

<b>African American lawmakers grilled Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a House Judiciary Committee hearing this week about President Donald Trump’s</b> …

Women of Color

Woman Says She Was Sexually Harassed by Congressional Black Caucus Member

A former Congressional Black Caucus fellow who accused a congressman of sexually harassing her in 2013 said Wednesday on Fox News’ “Ingraham Angle” …

Feminism

No Republicans Need Apply

Carlos Curbelo sure seems to qualify as Hispanic. He’s the son of a Cuban father and mother who fled the Castro regime. He speaks Spanish. And as the Congressman for Florida’s 26th district—which includes the Florida Keys and parts of Miami-Dade County—it would seem only natural to join the …

Opinion

Hispanic caucus tell Cuban-American he can't join the club — he’s too Republican

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, made up strictly of Democrats, rejected Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s bid to join its ranks Thursday, …

U.S. Congress

Hispanics in Congress need unity on immigration. So why reject a worthy Republican?

Pardon the language, but this is the kind of crap that keeps Hispanics down in this country.<p>Citing concerns about his positions on immigration, the …

News (U.S.)

Jeff Sessions’s Justice Department: From Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch to zero black senior staff members

When President Trump nominated Jeff Sessions to be the attorney general, Democratic lawmakers argued that the then-senator from Alabama becoming the nation's top prosecutor would be a step backward in advancing the relationship between the Justice Department and people of color.<p>“I think he’s a …

Politics

Does Jeff Sessions have a problem with black people?

An exchange between a congresswoman and Attorney General Jeff Sesssions, which has gone viral in the 24 hours since a key Judiciary Committee …

Black Lives Matter

10 moments to remember from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a tale of two hearings, and five long hours, Tuesday on Capitol Hill.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions was alternately applauded for his work while encouraged to go further (by Republicans) and grilled (by Democrats) during a sworn question-and-answer session with the House judiciary …

Government

The Republican tax bill would hurt underserved communities

As both houses of Congress focus on reforming our nation’s tax code, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has significant concerns about some of the …

Social Justice

Congressional Black Caucus members grill Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pressed today by black lawmakers on his agency’s relationship with African American communities — a heated …

Black Lives Matter

Trump on Course for Least Diverse Judicial Picks Since Reagan

President’s nominees have been overwhelmingly white and male<p>President Donald Trump’s picks for federal judgeships reflect a strikingly different …

Politics

No One Knows What Omarosa Is Doing in the White House—Even Omarosa

The ‘Apprentice’ star has a top salary and a high-ranking job. But when we spent time with her, it was her wedding she was planning.<p>It’s nearly 9 …

Donald Trump

Did Former Helms Lawyer Thomas Farr Lie to the Senate Judiciary Committee? It Sure Looks That Way.

Raleigh lawyer Thomas Farr, a nominee for a federal judgeship, knew well in advance about a controversial 1990 postcard campaign designed by …

Government

‘Because You Identify As Black You Are A Threat’: CBC Seeks Meeting With FBI After ‘Outlandish’ Leaked Report

Black Lives Matter activist <b>DeRay Mckesson</b> knows he’s being watched. His sentiment would seem like paranoia if the FBI’s counter-terrorism division …

Congressional Caucuses

Democrats demand death penalty for cops who commit assault, murder

Several House Democrats have introduced legislation that would subject state and local police to the death penalty if they are found guilty or …

Justice