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Hakeem Jeffries Says Bipartisan ‘Informal Discussions’ Underway To Fill House Speaker Vacancy

The House has been without an official speaker since Oct. 3.

As GOP Ousts Their House Speaker, Canada's Parliament Elects Its First Black Speaker

Quebec Liberal Greg Fergus beat out six other candidates for the leadership role as Kevin McCarthy was removed as Speaker of the House.

Pennsylvania House Elects Joanna McClinton As First Female Speaker

She is the second Black official to hold the post in the commonwealth’s history.

Congressman Jonathan Jackson Endorses Underdog Brandon Johnson in Chicago Mayor’s Race

The son of Rev. Jesse Jackson says he respects all the progressives in the race, but supports a fellow former teacher over a longtime politico.

2022 Midterm Elections: The Black Candidates You Need To Know

From familiar faces to new kids on the block, these candidates bring a unique perspective to politics.

House Passes CROWN Act to Ban Race-Based Discrimination Against Hairstyles

The law intended to protect people who wear styles like twists, locs and afros will go to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain fate.

Survivors of 1921 Tulsa Massacre Testify in Congress, Reliving Their Horrific Ordeal

The last three living victims still call for justice.

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act: 5 Things the New Bill Would Do

The new legislation has several important components.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13, 2021: A week after the insurrection of the U.S. Capitol, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presiding the House of Representatives votes to impeach Donald Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors, on the House floor in Washington, DC Wednesday January 13, 2021. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

Sweeping Legislation That Could Strengthen Voter Power Heads To The House

The provisions of H.R. 1 could change how Americans vote.

Congresswoman's Phone Hacked and Nude Photos and Videos Leaked by Staffer and Former 'I Love New York' Contestant

Juan McCullum is charged with cyber stalking his ex boss.