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Tavis Smiley and Cornel West have embarked on a lengthy multi-city Poverty Tour around the country to highlight the problem low income Americans; today they stopped in the nation's capitol.
On August 8th the Congressional Black Caucus' Jobs for the People Tour will kick off in Cleveland, Ohio. Last week the CBC announced a list of nearly 100 companies that will participate in the tour.
There are 41 black members of Congress who voted on the debt ceiling deal. Twenty-seven of them voted against it.
In an increasingly vocal effort to put attention on the high rate of unemployment in their congressional districts, Rep. Cleaver and his colleagues hosted a Jobs Crisis Summit at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday morning.
Under the old laws someone possessing five grams of crack cocaine was punished with a five-year mandatory minimum sentence. An individual would have to posess 500 grams of powder cocaine to get the same sentence.
Here we are, 16 months before the next congressional election, and U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida is already the focus of robocalls. The calls...
"Malia and Sasha generally finish their homework a day ahead of time,” President Barack Obama said. “They don’t wait until the night before. They’re...
In a revealing report from the U.S. Department of Education, statistics on education disparities bring into sharp focus some of the reasons why minority...
Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Gov. Rick Perry of Texas signed new laws last week to require "official" photo IDs for those casting a ballot in their states.