On Sept. 3, 1944, 24-year-old Recy Taylor and two friends were on their way home from a late-night church service in Abbeville, Ala., when a group of white men abducted and raped her. Taylor refused to stay silent about the assault. Two grand juries refused to bring charges against her attackers. Taylor, who died at…
Rep. John Conyers, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 50 years, said this week that he was not going to resign his seat over accusations of sexually harassing female staffers.
These are some of the things the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference is known for: policy talk for the black community, mixed in with big parties, behind-the-scenes shenanigans and profilin’ outfits.
For the first time since the Obama administration left office and subsequently moved most of the chocolate and reasonable, left-brain thinking out of the White House, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., is upon us. It all starts Wednesday.
Maya Rockeymoore, a policy consultant and head of Global Policy Solutions, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., says that she is strongly considering a run for governor of Maryland in 2018.
The Congressional Black Caucus recently reached out to the Justice Department and FBI, asking the federal agencies to help local police investigate a rash of black and Hispanic missing teens in the nation’s capital.*
If there was a nexus between the Black Lives Matter movement and the pussy-hat-wearing, International Day of Women post-Trump-election movement, it should have been the St. Louis Democratic primary for mayor on Tuesday.
When we tell y’all that we are trying, I don’t think y’all understand what that really means. This podcast is held together with shoestring and bubblegum. It’s not a joke when we call ourselves the Sanford and Son of podcasts, and as Ms. Patti LaDanielle, aka The Root’s social-content producer, Danielle Young, told…
President Donald Trump held a press conference, which means that he did something stupid. Sure, he brought up Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, since that is becoming the norm for him, but this time he started to let his inner racist asshole come through.
Unbeknownst to the vast majority of folks, there are more than 10,000 black elected officials nationwide on the local, state and federal levels. Even less known is the fact that 700 of them are state legislators: state representatives, delegates and state senators, many congregating in state capitals in nearly all the…
The Democratic Party is in its worst shape since 1938 when it comes to seats still held in Congress. Meaning—Dems don’t have many.
At their weekly Wednesday meeting, members of the Congressional Black Caucus discussed the problem of police shootings and what to do about it.