Filibuster reform essential - Norton, CBC
Congresswoman Norton (D-DC), chair of the CBC Judicial Nominations Working Group, has detailed the reasons CBC supports Senate approval to require a 51 instead of 60 for all federal nominees
Racist’s statue to be removed from Georgia capitol
The statue of Thomas Watson, a Georgia United States Senator in 1920, is being removed from the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol as a part of a construction program.
Blacks continue to fight for voting rights
When lawmakers ratified the 15th Amendment in 1870 which protected voting rights for Blacks, opponents of the law lashed out, violently at times, employing literacy tests, poll taxes, and fraud
Is the Dominican Republic legalizing ethnic cleansing?
The Dominican Republic’s Constitution Court ruling on September 23, to strip thousands of individuals born on the Caribbean island nation of citizenship has met with universal condemnation
Rev. Jesse Jackson to be Ron Walters lecturer
Two weeks after hundreds of Black political and social scientists, students, and civil rights leaders gathered for the first Ronald Walters Legacy Conference at Howard University
Stemming hunger is the right thing to do
On November 1, millions of Americans felt the effects of an automatic cut to food purchasing assistance provided through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
GOP hell bent on slashing ‘entitlement programs’
Republicans have made it clear that their next budget goal is to slash so-called entitlement programs. Democrats have failed to explain to the public that the misnamed programs are valuable
Could immigration reform save the GOP?
The Republican Party emerged from the partial government shutdown with record low approval ratings. Now, some analysts say the key to their survival could be their leadership on immigration reform.
Federal workers worry about another shutdown
After a little more than two weeks, things have finally gotten back to normal in the nation’s capital. At least, normal by Washington standards. The main thoroughfares connecting the District of Columbia to Maryland and Virginia
Officials report $750M in revenue losses in government shut down
As week three of the government shutdown comes to a close, more than seven million Americans have been kept out of national parks and $750 million in visitor spending has been lost