Congress

NAACP Issues Warning That Debt Ceiling Impasse Could Negatively Impact Black People

President Derrick Johnson said that recent “proposals are designed to play on racist stereotypes masquerading as sound policy.”
05/18/2023

Bring That Week Back: Eve’s Celebrates Her Son’s Birthday, Atatiana Jefferson’s Sister Dies And AP African American Studies Is Gutted In Florida

Plus, Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the funeral for Tyre Jefferson.
02/03/2023

George Santos Admits To Dressing In Drag, While Denouncing ‘Queen’ Label

The embattled GOP Rep. says he was young and having fun at a festival.
01/22/2023

Hakeem Jeffries Pledges To Find Places Where He Can Work With GOP

Promising to stay about the business of governing, House Minority Leader Jeffries says Dems will work with the GOP.
01/09/2023

GOP Support for Florida's Byron Donalds Leads House to Historic 10th Vote For Speaker

The Black Republican is acting as a "spoiler" vote from GOP members who won't support Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House.
01/05/2023

Congressional Black Caucus Swears In Largest Class in Its History

With 58 members, the CBC celebrates 50 years of its existence as the “conscious of Congress.”
01/04/2023

Incoming Rep. Max Frost Plans to ‘Couch Surf’ in DC Because He Can’t Get an Apartment

The newly elected Florida Democrat admits his bad credit and lack of income have left him unsuccessful in renting an apartment in the District.
01/03/2023

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Elected First Black House Democratic Leader

The electoral changes in the House of Representatives, created an opportunity to elevate the Brooklyn lawmaker into a new position.
11/30/2022

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Is Favored To Succeed As Dem Leader After Pelosi Exit

The popular Brooklyn and Queens congressman is the odds-on favorite to lead the next generation of the Democratic party.
11/18/2022