New York State Senate Passes “Rap Music on Trial” Bill

The law passed on May 17, 2022, would limit the use of "creative expression" as evidence of a crime.

Calif. Reparations Commission At Odds Over Who Would Receive Payment

Members hotly debated whether to include Black immigrants in their reparations proposal.

Raven-Symoné Walks Off ‘Raven’s Home’ Set Over Florida ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

Bill HB 1557 was passed in the state Senate earlier this month.

More Than 50 HBCU Leaders Urge The Senate To Pass $2 Trillion Build Back Better Act

Biden’s plan would make ‘historic investments’ in HBCUs and other institutions serving students of color.

NY Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Ban Prosecutors From Using Rap Lyrics as Evidence

Sen. Brad Holyman and Sen. Jamaal Bailey of New York City introduced their “rap music on trial” legislation to the Senate on Nov. 17.

Eugene Goodman: Legislators Seeking To Award Capitol Police Officer For Heroism

House members want to give him Congressional Gold Medal.