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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.