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Audience members booed  an openly gay soldier when a question he asked was posed to former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum through a video stream during Thursday’s Republican presidential debate. Stephen Hill, a soldier serving in Iraq, spoke on having to lie about who he was in order to serve in the army. Santorum approached the controversial topic, […]

With Black unemployment approaching 17 percent in the country — the highest in 27 years — the Congressional Black Caucus’ forum this week will surely focus on this issue. In a series of town hall meetings and discussions, several members will talk about the unemployment problem and how to attack it. The CBC conference comes […]

CBC Chair Emanuel Cleaver has responded to critics saying that his organization wasn’t as proactive in attacking the president until President Obama took office. The claim that a Black president taking office was all it took for the Congressional Black Caucus to reengage in the issues bothers Cleaver. “If (former President) Bill Clinton had been […]

The Congressional Black Caucus is mostly known for its old guard of Black politicians. But, like many organizations, a new crop of fresh, young members are taking over the CBC and trying to spread their message across all ages. Check out some excerpts from a Washington Post article below on the new changes: In January […]

(Washington, DC)  —  A person is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after a stabbing on a Metrobus yesterday afternoon in Southeast DC.  According to WRC-TV, witnesses say around 4 p.m., a man on the W4 bus asked a teenaged girl to move her backpack so he could have a seat.  Several other teens are said […]

A law signed by former president Bill Clinton called the “Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996,” reduced new trials for convicted criminals and sped up their sentences by restricting a federal court’s ability to judge whether a state court had correctly interpreted the U.S. Constitution.” The law has been cited as one of […]

As I stood in the courtyard of Jackson State Prison in Georgia yesterday holding a prayer vigil for Troy Anthony Davis, I, like so many others held out hope for some sort of miracle. In the exact location where I joined Troy’s mother in 2008 when we received such a miracle 90 minutes before his […]

ATLANTA — After the Georgia Parole Board refused to grant a pardon for Troy Davis this past Thursday, they spared the life of a convicted killer and changed his sentence to life in prison hours before his scheduled execution. Samuel David Crowe was convicted of beating a store owner to death in 1988 and was […]

SAN ANTONIO — A longtime adviser to Gov. Rick Perry, upset over his abrupt firing at a Texas university, admitted Thursday he told staff he would surrender his office keys only if “anyone is man enough to take them” – all while brandishing a pocketknife in what police called a “nonthreatening” way. Huh? Perry Connects […]

Airport security recently took to the afro of a Black Dallas woman after agents told her they had to check her hair for bombs. Isis Brantley was walking through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport headed for Dallas when TSA  officials ran her down just to check her hair. Click Here To See Video. See also: Natural Hair […]