15343671563_12fbd31bf0_h Opinion

A new class of criminals: when will police quit being above the law?

By Joe Maestas During the past few years, our news media has been full of reports of incidents where citizens are being subjected to beatings, assaults, and shootings by a new class of criminals.  What is the most disturbing aspect of these crimes is that the perpetrators get away with no punishment and their actions […]

MCCon Culture

CBC Members Watch Lynch Vote from Senate Floor, Greet McConnell

Lynch Confirmed 56-43: Nine female members of the Congressional Black Caucus were on the Senate floor as the Senate completed the historic vote to confirm the first Black female Attorney General in history.  In a unexpectedly bi-partisan moment after the vote, the group was greeted by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-MO) in a […]

march1 Culture

56-43: Did Brothers for Loretta Lynch Mtg. with Key Republican Win YES Vote?

56-43. A group of African American men marched to Capitol Hill yesterday to support the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. Lynch was finally confirmed today after 166 days by a vote of 56-43.  Surprisingly, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-MO) and Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran votes YES to confirm Lynch. One […]

14721716270_51103c890e_k Politics

Loretta Lynch confirmed, becoming first Black female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch has been confirmed by a vote of 56-43 to become the nation’s Attorney General. She will succeed former attorney general Eric Holder. Lynch was nominated for the position in November, but Lynch waited longer to be confirmed than seven of the most recent attorney generals combined. The confirmation process was highly politicized as […]


Sen. Tim Scott Wants a Hearing on Police Body Cams

#WalterScott. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is asking for a hearing on police body cameras.  This move could be a bi-partisan break on the issue that may lead to bi-partisan legislation.  On criminal justice reform there have been many bi-partisan leaps forward on regarding mandatory minimums and record expungement.  Last year the Death in Custody Reporting […]



NYC Objects to Former Manhattan D.A. Appointed to Oversee Hiring of Minority Firefighters

A federal judge has ruled that the City of New York has been “dragging its feet” in the hiring of minority firefighters and appointed a former Manhattan district attorney to oversee the process. Judge Nicholas Garau...
by Bridgette Outten

Obama at Arlington on Veterans Day

Obama: The Wartime President Who Is Not

He's doesn't really see himself as a wartime President. And the American public, which is so absorbed by economic crisis and ecological apocalypse that it finds itself forgetting about war, shouldn't expect him to act like one.
by Charles Ellison


oil on hands

BP Oil Spill Tests Obama Supporter Patience

Progressive political activists all across the web have begun to argue among themselves about the White House response to the BP oil spill. An emotional crescendo rolled through left-leaning political websites as if it were an ...
by Kris Broughton



Obama to Send 1,200 Troops to Border

Mexican officials reportedly have no problem with a plan of President Barack Obama to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border. President Felipe Calderón told the New York Times this week that he has no obje...
by Bridgette Outten


James Parks: Arlington Cemetery Section 15, Grave 2

James “Uncle Jim” (I’m sure he was someone’s uncle, for sake of argument) Parks was born on the plantation now known as Arlington National Cemetery. He also died there. If life is the dash between the ti...
by Robin Caldwell


black farmers 531

Deadline for Black Farmer Lawsuit Today: Settlement Update

Last week, the Obama administration offered to settle a lawsuit brought by Latino and women farmers who claimed they were discriminated against by the USDA, according to reports. The news that a $1.3 billion settlement could be...
by Bridgette Outten


A National Incompetence Spills Over

Ultimately, the saddest aspect of the political exchange is what we lose as a nation. The bungled response effort has more to do with our collective inability to tackle major problems. The tone of the debate taking place now,...
by Charles Ellison



Sharpton Covers Cuomo Over Lack of Racial Diversity Among Democrats

By Paul Shepard Andrew Cuomo hasn’t been an elected official for long, but he has learned the first rule of office-seekers looking to head off racial headaches in Gotham City: Call Al Sharpton. Word is out that Cuomo &#...
by aolblackvoices


Allen Herbert: Business Pioneer in the New Space Frontier

Hotel resorts in space. Cruises around the moon. The ideas may seem as far out as the stars themselves, but aerospace engineer and entrepreneur Allen Herbert says the concepts are actually closer to reality than some may think....
by Bridgette Outten



DC City Council Approves Hotly Contested ‘Soda Tax’

In a surprising move Wednesday, the Council of the District of Columbia gave preliminary approval to extend the city’s 6% sales tax to energy drinks,  sports drinks, and sweetened drinks including diet and non-diet sodas...
by ekdavis


Police Chiefs Speak Out Against Arizona Immigration Law

By Jeff Mays It’s good to see law enforcement agencies around the country lining up againstArizona’s unconstitutional and unenforceable immigration law. The law, which allows police to question anyone they suspect ...
by Robin Caldwell



Where is Cheney?

By Del Walters [As the Louisiana coastline continues to be mired in the muck, one of the questions that no one seems willing to ask is…where’s Cheney?  It was, after all, former Vice President Dick Cheney who summoned the ...
by ebonyjet

First Baptist, Georgetown

Heritage of Hope: Herring Hill, Georgetown

[This is the first in a series of fact sheets highlighting the history of African Americans in Washington, D.C.] Washington D.C. has been home to African Americans long before the current residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, ...
by ekdavis



Walter E. Williams: Black Scholar Backs the Arizona Law

By Boyce Watkins, PhD Walter E. Williams is a professor at George Mason University. I am not overly familiar with Williams’ work, but some others have brought it to my attention recently as a result of Williams’ su...
by aolblackvoices

gray v

A Tale of Two Washingtons

Open drives along the streets of Washington, D.C. show a Mayor’s race defined by neighborhood and race. Pollsters need not apply; the city is small enough to engage a variety of non-scientific, anecdotal surveys within a man...
by Charles Ellison



Republicans Backing Away from Rand Paul?

Numerous reports note that Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul doesn’t have a flood of Republicans publicly rushing to defend him regarding recent comments he made regarding civil rights. The son of one-time Republi...
by Bridgette Outten


Mayor Bloomberg Endorses App

Mayor Bloomberg showed up at TechCrunch Disrupt unannounced to share an important contest for NYC and Silicon Alley. Bloomberg will be giving My City Way $300,000 in funding to support development MCW’s travel discovery p...
by Politic365 Staff



Kwame Kilpatrick Fired from Job and Sentenced to Prison [VIDEO]

A Detroit judge ordered Kwame Kilpatrick to serve 18 months to five years in prison, “declaring that Kilpatrick had lied while on probation and maliciously hid money that was supposed to go toward repaying the City of Det...
by Robin Caldwell


D.C. “Boy Wonder” Grows Up

It’s becoming rather clear to the casual observer that a seriously competitive Mayoral race is shaping up in Washington, D.C. between incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty (D) and City Council Chairman Vince Gray (D). Political artil...
by Charles Ellison


Kamla Persad Bissessar

Trinidad and Tobago Elects First Female Prime Minister

Kamla Persad-Bissessar became the 21st prime minister and first woman premier  of Trinidad and Tobago on Monday. Representing the five-party People’s Partnership coalition, Persad-Bissessar beat out incumbent PM Patrick...
by Politic365 Staff