Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade made several appearances in Washington DC today.  His first stop was at the book pavilion at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference.  Later he was at the popular Politics and Prose bookstore...
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – For the first time during the administration of President Barack Obama he will not keynote the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner tonight, closing out the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference (CBC-ALC). Instead it...
A seven-foot tall bronze statue of abolitionist and Black orator Frederick Douglass is likely to soon join a bust and a statue of two other African American icons in the U.S. Capitol thanks to a measure that cleared Congress...
#CBCFALC2012. "All the parties tonight will be jam packed," said Juan Thomas, Chair of the Law and Religion Section of the National Bar Association. "I have a friend that likes to say 'Blacks are good and doing 'entertainment' but not 'important,'"...
Now that one barrier has been lifted for potentially millions of DREAMers, who may now be eligible to apply for deferred action to gain temporary residence and potentially a work permit, there may be another barrier in their way:...
#CBCFALC2012. "The only way you can be a slave in America is be incarcerated," said Ron Scott, host of the Detroit talk show, America's Black Journal. With that, the annual Judicial Braintrust at the Congressional Black Caucus' Annual Legislative Conference featuring...
By Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Hate crimes have always been part of life in this country, and so, too, has a tragically slow march of progress toward recognizing, preventing, and...
After nearly three years and over a million dollars spent, the House Ethics Committee has exonerated Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) in the matter of a seemingly never ending ethics investigation that has featured many twists and turns. The Waters probe...

Are African Leaders Doing Enough?

I have been doing work on the continent of Africa for many, many years and to my dismay, Africa’s approach to international engagement is juvenile at best and incompetent at worst. Africa’s weaning from their various colonial powers began...

Latino Business Grows Fastest in Texas

A new study shows that, while Latino businesses — 20.7% of the total in Texas — are the fastest growing in the state, there are key factors that prevent them from expanding to beyond just a handful of employees....