Lawmakers and advocates see new tool against hate crimes as lynching becomes federal crime

Legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime was introduced and failed over 200 times in Congress, the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism reported in November.

The Congressional Black Caucus: Building a legacy for half a century

WASHINGTON — William Lacy Clay Jr. remembers being 12-years-old and standing beside his father launching his campaign bid one day after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the spring of 1968. It was a historic race for…

House Democrats introduce bill to combat voter suppression

On the eve of the 54th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches for civil rights, House Democrats introduced a bill Tuesday aimed at returning to the federal government the authority to protect voting rights in states with histories of discriminatory practices.

Black colleges face huge hit in Trump budget

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s so-called “skinny budget” proposes spending cuts that could have a severe impact on black colleges, according to advocates for those institutions.

Is another black president in America’s future?

WASHINGTON – In 2009, Barack Obama made history as the first black president of the United States. Now, some are wondering if there might be another black president in America’s near future. Since former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s loss…

National Day of Prayer Unites Faith Leaders and CBC

It was an intermingling of church and state on Capitol Hill today when members of the Congressional Black Caucus and faith leaders from across the country came together for a National Day of Prayer to end poverty and income inequality.

House Leadership Race Could See Hoyer, Van Hollen in Line

Maryland Democratic Reps. Steny Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen are among the names in play in the Democratic leadership election at the end of the month, political observers say.