Politics

Rep. Chaka Fattah, Four Others, Indicted on Rackeetering Charges (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Rep. Chaka Fattah, Four Others, Indicted on Rackeetering Charges

REP. CHAKA FATTAH INDICTED:  Rep. Chaka Fattah and four of his associates have been indicted on federal racketeering charges for “misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds.” Another black politician just bit the dust. Here’s a statement from the Justice Department on the Chaka Fattah indictment: “Congressman […]

by political diva· · Black Politics
President Obama to Push for Criminal Justice Reform (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

President Obama to Push for Criminal Justice Reform

“When President Obama arrives at the El Reno federal prison about 30 miles west of here on Thursday, he will go where no president has gone before, literally and maybe figuratively, too. In becoming the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, Mr. Obama will showcase an emerging bipartisan […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics
SC Gov. Nikki Haley to Sign Bill Removing Confederate Flag from Statehouse (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

SC Gov. Nikki Haley to Sign Bill Removing Confederate Flag from Statehouse

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will sign the bill to remove the Confederate flag from public and state ground on Thursday evening at the State House. This comes after state lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to remove the flag following the mass shooting of nine members of historically black Emanuel AME Church by […]

by Joy Blake· · Politics, Race in America
Obama Administration to Target Segregation with New Rules for Cities (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Obama Administration to Target Segregation with New Rules for Cities

The Obama administration is set to resuscitate the Fair Housing Act of 1968’s mandate to forcibly reduce segregation, in a bid to racially integrate neighborhoods, making it hard for cities to disobey the law. “The Obama administration will announce long-awaited rules designed to repair the law’s unfulfilled promise and promote […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics
George Takei Should Apologize for Calling Clarence Thomas a "Clown in Blackface" (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

George Takei Should Apologize for Calling Clarence Thomas a “Clown in Blackface”

Gay rights advocate and actor George Takei blasted US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a “clown in blackface.” Sorry, but this is offensive, no matter how much I disagree with the conservative SCOTUS justice. “He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that […]

by Janet Shan· · Gay Rights
Anti-Gay Texas AG Ken Paxton Could Face Felony Charges for Securities Fraud (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Anti-Gay Texas AG Ken Paxton Could Face Felony Charges for Securities Fraud

Anti-gay Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton could be facing first degree felony charges for securities fraud. Prosecutors are planning to present a fraud case against him to a grand jury. Special prosecutor Kent Schaffer told News 8 Wednesday afternoon that the Texas Rangers uncovered new evidence during the investigation that […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Politics
Huge Win for Minority Voting Rights, SCOTUS Says No to Proof of Citizenship to Vote (Photo Credit: Attribution Unknown)

Huge Win for Minority Voting Rights, SCOTUS Says No to Proof of Citizenship to Vote

Another Republican tactic at voter suppression has failed and a huge win for minority voting rights, thanks to the US Supreme Court. Bloomberg:  SCOTUS “refused to consider letting states require evidence of citizenship when people register to vote for federal elections, rejecting an appeal from Arizona and Kansas.” “The rebuff is […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Politics
Texas AG Ken Paxton: County Clerks, Judges CAN Deny Gay Couples (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Texas AG Ken Paxton: County Clerks, Judges CAN Deny Gay Couples

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told judges and clerks in his state that they can deny issuing marriage licenses or performing gay marriages on religious objections, despite the Supreme Court ruling on Friday.   Paxton said in a statement:  “It is important to note that any clerk who wishes to […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Gay Rights
President Obama's Healthcare Legacy Sealed Thanks to Two SCOTUS Victories (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

President Obama’s Healthcare Legacy Sealed Thanks to Two SCOTUS Victories

President Obama’s healthcare legacy is sealed, thanks to two major SCOTUS victories. Both were aided by conservative-leaning Chief Justice John Roberts, which has enraged Republicans. Los Angeles Times:  “With two Supreme Court victories in the past three years, Republicans lacking a serious alternative and millions of previously uninsured Americans now […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Politics
GOP Sen. Bob Corker: "I'd Vote to Take Down Confederate Flag"

GOP Sen. Bob Corker: “I’d Vote to Take Down Confederate Flag”

GOP Sen. Bob Corker (TN) says “I see no reason for it to continue, I would certainly vote against flying the flag and my sense is that’s what they are going to do,” The Hill reports. This comes as nine black church members were killed by 21-year-old Dylann Roof in a […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Black News, Politics