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H.R. 3713: Urban League, FAMM Voice Concerns on #JusticeReform Bills

In a striking statement that’s a departure from the views of other major civil rights groups, National Urban League President Marc Morial expressed concerns with the two leading sentencing reform bills in Congress: S. 2123 and H.R. 3137. The Senate bill, S. 2123, was authored primarily by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. […]

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Rep. John Conyers Supports Criminal Intent Bill, Catches Hell From Left

Other Democrats have been criticized for it, but they weren’t in the position of actually passing legislation on the issue. As of yesterday, the most senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee is.  Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee is agreeing with the GOP on issues around criminal intent […]

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Nov. 18: Goodlatte-Conyers Bill with New Heroin Penalty Heads to Cmte.

Legislation authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and ranking Democrat John Conyers (D-MI) that includes an expanded penalty for heroin containing fentanyl, will be considered by the full House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday at a full committee markup.   The bill, H.R. 3713, the Sentencing Reform Act, would give prosecutors and judges the option […]

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Hollande Plans Response to Worst Attack in Paris Since WWII

French President Francois Hollande is preparing a response to the attacks on his country. “This is an act of war” Hollande said regarding the near-simultaneous attacks in Paris that killed nearly 130 people and left over 80 in critical condition.  The attacks are widely believed to have been conducted by ISIS.   The massive attacks yesterday […]

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Someone Ask Bobby Jindal to Explain Glenn Ford and Albert Woodfox

“What’s your biggest weakness,” was the first debate question for 8 Republican candidates for President one night.  Someone could have answered for Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal, because the answer is so obvious: Justice.  When officials in Mississippi and Alabama have to stand back in awe of Louisiana’s medieval incarceration rate per 100,000 people — which […]



Leading Corporate Investors Highlighted in New Report

According to the Progressive Policy Institute, “sustainable economic growth, job creation, and rising real wages require domestic business investment.” That investment, they say, is directly tied to those industries that ar...
by Politic365 Staff


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



CBCF Chair Don Peebles Gains Momentum in Bid for New York Mayor

Real estate tycoon Don Peebles holds many accolades to his name. Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Peebles Corporation, the largest African American-run real estate company in the United States. Chairman of the Congressional Black ...
by Kristal High


Embattled Speaker Boehner announces resignation, Rep. McCarthy likely replacement

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has announced today that he will resign from Congress and give up his house seat at the end of October. It’s no secret that Speaker Boehner had a hard time wrangling the GOP caucus. Nex...
by Adriana Maestas



White House Council Releases Report to Increase Broadband Adoption

President Obama, like many Americans and national leaders across the country, recognizes the importance of broadband as the most critical infrastructure of the 21st century. “Access to high-speed broadband is no longer a lux...
by Kristal High

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Sophie Cruz’s message to Pope highlights DAPA

Yesterday when five year old Sophie Cruz broke past the barricades holding back the crowds that were awaiting the Pope, she carried a message on behalf of immigrant families, specifically U.S. born children who have undocumente...
by Adriana Maestas



Ban on Internet Access Taxes Expires in One Week

For the past seventeen years, people accessing the Internet could do so without fear of being charged an extra tax just for getting online. But on October 1st of this year that could all change if the U.S. Senate doesn’t ...
by Politic365 Staff


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



If He Runs, Biden Better Be Ready to Explain His Role in Over Incarceration

As a Senator Joe Biden was an architect of the Clinton Crime bill (formally known as the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act).  The law would spike incarceration and become a primary reason for why the U.S. cont...
by Lauren Victoria Burke


Hillary Clinton Needs to Bring Specifics on Justice Reform

Speeches vs. Specific Policy.  Reportedly former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will share her specific views on justice reform “in the fall.”  Members of her staff say there’s a need for more listening...
by Lauren Victoria Burke



White House Pay Gap Between Men and Women Continues as Obama Talks Women at #CBCFALC15 Gala

“I want to focus on women tonight.” Last year, the Washington Post published a story regarding the 13 percent disparity in pay of between male and female White House employees.   The men won.  You’d think th...
by Lauren Victoria Burke


DeRay Mckesson Speaks on Policing Issues at #CBCFALC15

DeRay Mckesson In His Own Words. Deray McKesson, of We the Protesters, participated in a panel ay the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 45th Annual Legislative Conference. The panel discussion on justice and polic...
by Lauren Victoria Burke



The Pope, Policy and American Politics

Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” Genesis 2:15 “The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated th...
by Dr. Wilmer Leon


Bigoted Ben Carson Confirms No Neurosurgeon Should Ever Be President

Mr. Magoo Strikes Again. Does it take a brain surgeon to figure out that, even if a person has the talent to perform complex surgeries, that doesn’t necessarily make them intelligent enough to run a country?  Further, if...
by Lauren Victoria Burke



The amnesty question missing from last night’s debate

During last night’s GOP presidential debate, the immigration issue was brought up again. While the candidates stumbled over themselves to sound tough on immigration making comments condemning sanctuary cities, talking abo...
by Adriana Maestas

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Hillary Clinton to Sit at Rep. Rangel’s Table at Black Caucus Gala

Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will sit at the table of veteran Black Caucus member and founder Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) at the Black Caucus Foundation’s Gala this Saturday night. A...
by Lauren Victoria Burke



12 #CBCWeek Events That Won’t Waste Your Time #CBCFALC15

#CBCWeek Yes, yes it’s that time.  It’s CBC Week.  And just like any multi-day event, convention or celebration there are always MUST SEE moments and then there are the ones you could have missed.  CBC Week is s...
by Lauren Victoria Burke


NBC Black: Clash of the Titans: Pastor @JamalHBryant vs @RepCummings

NBC BLACK. Well known and well respected Baltimore pastor Jamal Bryant announced today that he will take on well known and well respected Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), 64, for his congressional seat in what would be a pol...
by Lauren Victoria Burke



Joe Biden Does an Interview with Colbert That Should Scare Team Hillary

In a monster interview with Stephen Colbert full of candid and emotional exchanges, Vice President Joe Biden was everything many say Hillary Clinton isn’t. Genuine. Charismatic. Real.  Though Clinton is beginning to turn...
by Lauren Victoria Burke