Voting: Alabama Rep. Sewell Demands AG Lynch Investigate DMV Closures in Black Communities

A Blast From the Jim Crow Past.  Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell released a letter that she has sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.  In her letter to the Attorney General, Rep. Sewell is calling for the Department of J...
by Lauren Victoria Burke


Fixing the System Starts with Making it Easier for Families to Stay Connected

Earlier in the week, VICE debuted a documentary on HBO called Fixing the System which explored the ways America’s criminal justice system undermines democracy, disrupts families, negatively impacts the economic well-bei...
by Kristal High


After 5-Month-Old is Shot Dead in Cleveland, LeBron James Speaks Out on Guns

Basketball icon LeBron James is speaking out for more gun control after the shooting death of 5-month-old Aavielle Wakefield in Cleveland. James’ involvement is politics is fairly rare but he did use his stature to put a...
by Lauren Victoria Burke



Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Will Step Down in December

As reported by Associated Press, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, 50, will be leaving the position in December.  He is the second longest-serving cabinet member in the Obama Administration.  Deputy Education Secretary John Ki...
by Lauren Victoria Burke

Criminal Justice Reform

Senators Finally Offer Justice Bill

Though the details have been kept secret until a press conference today, members of the Senate led by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) are planning to announce new justice reform legislatio...
by Lauren Victoria Burke


Jeb Bush Rolls Out the Welfare Queen After Ben Carson Appeals to Bigots

Same ‘ol Southern Strategy by “Modern” GOP on Race.  Why is it that the “modern” Republican party is seemingly incapable of running a positive messaging campaign based on what they would do in pow...
by Lauren Victoria Burke



NH: Hillary Clinton Down to Bernie Sanders by Double Digits

Free fall? According to a new poll revealed on Thursday of New Hampshire voters,  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) of Vermont is ahead of Hillary Clinton 46 percent to her 30 percent.   The poll was conducted by the University of...
by Lauren Victoria Burke


My Church, My Union, My Home

By Lorretta Johnson For my entire life, the Catholic Church has been my home. My husband and I were married at St. Frances Academy—the oldest African-American Catholic Parish in America. My children were baptized at All Saint...
by Guest Contributor