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Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns From Congress
Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has submitted his resignation from Congress....


Frederick Douglass Statue to be Erected in U.S. Capitol
Members of the House of Representatives voted to add Frederick Douglass to the U.S. Capitol’s colle...


Some Black Miss. Voters Cross Party Line for GOP Candidate
Some Black Democrats and independents in Mississippi are planning to vote for incumbent Republican ...


Civil Rights Leaders Want Action on Voting Rights Amendment Act
Civil and voting rights groups urge Congress to move forward on the Voting Rights Amendment Act....


Commentary: A Hard-Hearted House of Representatives
The vote by the Republican-led Congress to cut food stamps is a sign of a level of heartlessness th...


This Day in Black History: Nov. 30, 1924
On this day in black history, we celebrate the life and achievements of the first Black congresswom...


Government Shutdown Showdown: Lather, Rinse, Repeat
The federal government closes after Congress is unable to reach a short-term budget agreement....


Ex-US Rep. Gray, First Black Majority Whip, Dies
Former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray III who was the first Black majority whip, died on Monday at the a...


Commentary: What the Texas Abortion Bill Means to Black Women
What the Texas abortion bill means to Black women....


Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)
Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC) bio....


US senators ask $3.5 billion for Haiti recovery
US senators ask $3.5 billion for Haiti recovery...


This Day in Black History: Jan. 4, 1969
The Congressional Black Caucus was founded on Jan. 4, 1969....


Commentary: Obama's Initiative for Young Black Men Is a Necessary but Inadequate Step Forward
Obama deserves praise for launching an initiative to help young Black men while standing in front o...


Martin Luther King Day Advocate Dies
Katie Hall was Indiana's first African-American elected to the U.S. Congress and one of the sponsor...


House Approves Measure Rebuking Obama Over Libya Mission
The House voted on two measures that would force President Obama to provide answers about the natio...


You Can’t Build a Museum With No Money
Democratic Representative Robert Brady (Pa.) calls on congress to fulfill its commitment to fund th...


U.S. Files New Charges Against Ex-Detroit Mayor, Dad
U.S. files new charges against ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick....


Welcome Back: Big Political Challenges Greet Obama
Returning home to some messy politics, President Barack Obama must contend with a battery of challe...


Nigeria Lawmakers Pass Anti-gay Marriage Bill
Lawmakers in Nigeria have passed a bill banning gay marriage, setting prison terms of up to 14 year...


House Chastises ‘Lie’-calling Lawmaker
House punishes member who yelled 'You lie!' at Obama....

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