Congress

LIVE UPDATES: Ketanji Brown Jackson's Senate Confirmation Hearing

The federal appellate judge is facing questions from senators as she moves toward replacing Justice Steven Breyer. Check here for updates in the congressional procedures.
03/21/2022

Ohio Woman Charged For Threatening Two Black Michigan State Reps With Violent, Racist Voicemails

‘You’re going to die,’ the woman allegedly said in the messages.
03/17/2022

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Censured By Arizona Democratic Party For Failing To Support Voting Rights

Sinema joined Republicans in blocking the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act from passing into law.
01/22/2022

Kyrsten Sinema’s Refusal to Consider Changing the Filibuster Could Doom Voting Rights Legislation

The Arizona Senator’s refusal places President Joe Biden in a position where he may be unable to fulfill his promise to Black voters.
01/13/2022

'Divine Nine' Black Greek-Letter Organizations Make Push For Voting Rights As Several Mark Founders' Days

With a long history of fighting for civil rights like voter freedoms, member groups of the National Pan-Hellenic Council outline new strategies.
01/13/2022

Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez Says She Contracted Breakthrough COVID-19 Case

Congresswoman AOC Announces Breakthrough Case of COVID-19
01/10/2022

EXCLUSIVE: The Jan. 6 Insurrection One Year Later: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Recounts One of the Worst Days in American History

In an interview with BET.com, the Texas congresswoman remembers the danger she found herself in when domestic terrorists stormed the citadel of democracy.
01/06/2022

Rep. Bobby Rush To Retire After Decades in Congress To Focus on Ministry

The longtime representative, a former Black Panther, and the only politician to defeat Barack Obama, has served for three decades.
01/04/2022

Twitter Permanently Suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

After years of inflammatory remarks, the social network has pulled the plug on the Republican congresswoman's account.
01/02/2022

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.
11/30/2021