What Partisan Gridlock? Sens. Cory Booker and Tim Scott Join on LEAP Act

In an era of partisan gridlock two senators from opposing parties have come together with legislation aimed at putting Americans back to work. It becomes more noteworthy that the two senators are the only African-Americans in t...
by Ray Baker


Nation Urban League Awards Ifill, Murphy, 5 in the Black Caucus… and a Republican

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE’S CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS.  Last night at a reception in Washington, D.C. to kickoff their annual State of Black America report, National Urban League President Marc Morial and Senior Vice ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke


Open the floodgates, Supreme Court strikes down campaign contribution limits

The rich are poised to have even more influence in the upcoming midterm elections in light of the Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday that struck down aggregate campaign contribution limits. According to The New York Times: ̶...
by Adriana Maestas



DNC Launches Voter Expansion Project

Yesterday, the Democratic National Committee launched a new initiative to expand and protect access to the polls. The new “Voter Expansion Project,” The project will focus on legislation, education, advocacy and reg...
by Lauren Victoria Burke


Mayor Who Was OK With Profiling 4 Million Innocent Men of Color Attends My Brother’s Keeper Event

Michael Bloomberg. Remember him? He was the Mayor of New York who presided over the largest racial profiling campaign of the last 20 years.  From 2002 to 2011, over 4 million innocent Black and Hispanic men were stopped-and fr...
by Lauren Victoria Burke


116 Members of Congress Donated $495,000 to Charity During Shutdown

Perhaps we should have more government shutdowns? During the federal government shutdown in October 2013, there were many pledges by members of Congress who pledged to give up their salaries.   Did they do it? According to a ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke



Election 2014: Governor Christie, McDonnell, and Scott – What Do They All Have In Common?

Three Things You May Not Know About Voters of Color in New Jersey, Virginia, and Florida. What does Governors Chris Christie, Bob McDonnell, and Rick Scott all have in common? They’re all from states rocked by scandal? No. Th...
by Kirk Clay


Black Leaders Present President Obama with Black Agenda For First Time

For the first time since President Obama took office, a group of African American civil rights leaders presented President Obama with a formal agenda. The document, first entitled Towards a New Civil Rights Movement for Economi...
by Lauren Victoria Burke