Sunday, December 4, 2016
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White: 4.2% Asian: 3% Hispanic: 5.7% Black: 8.1% The November unemployment numbers were released this morning. The Black unemployment is 8.1 percent. It's been a long road for Black unemployment during the Obama Administration. In 2011, Black unemployment was a shocking 16.3% and it...
According to a new study by the University of New Hampshire, the white population in the U.S. has decreased from 79.6 percent in 1980 to 61.9 percent in 2014. Meanwhile Latino numbers have risen from 6.4 percent to 17.3 percent over...
Yesterday, House Democrats voted overwhelmingly to change the way the Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair is selected.  A motion was made to allow House Democrats to select a Chair of the DCCC rather than House Minority Leader singularly...
Rep. Cedric Richmond Elected 2nd Youngest CBC Chair. On Wednesday, the Congressional Black Caucus voted in their new Chairman who will serve as during the first two years of the Trump Administration. They elected Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), 43, who...
November 30th was not a good day for African American women in power and progressives as it pertains to Congress. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) lost her bid to become Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus by only two votes to Rep....
Across the country, there’s a growing understanding that “high-speed Internet…is not just a want, it is a need,” as Huntsville, Alabama business relations officer Harrison Diamond recently explained. Despite recent news that Google Fiber would be rolling-back it’s expansion...
The meeting started at about 7:20 p.m. in a first floor conference room in the U.S. Capitol and lasted members exited at 10:32 p.m.  The result was a split Black Caucus on the question of whether the CBC should support...
Last week, Sen.-Elect Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) set the toneon the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General.  “I have deep concerns about Senator Sessions' nomination. Particularly, I am concerned with his support for...
By Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Donald Trump’s most recent claim purports that he won the popular vote if you “deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” This bombastic claim runs contrary to the...
There will be a record number of African Americans serving in Congress in 2017: 52. Because the overwhelming majority are Democrats most will serve in the minority party in Congress. New comers in Congress include Sen.-elect Kamala Harris of California,...