Category Archives: Congress

BAEO Statement on Fiscal Year 2018 Education Budget Proposal

Jacqueline Cooper, president of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), released the following statement on the Administration’s education priorities in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal: “While we applaud the Administration’s efforts to expand parental choice options for our nation’s children, including increased spending for public charter schools, a new private school voucher program,… Read More »

Black politician ‘threatened with lynching’ after calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment

Donald Trump supporters reportedly threatened to “lynch” an African-American politician who called for the US President to be impeached. Democrat representative Al Green said he had been menaced with threatening phone calls after he took to the House floor to accuse Mr Trump of “obstruction of justice”. He reportedly played a number of voicemails that… Read More »

Bill to Celebrate 400 Years of Black History Passes U.S. House

In a rare display of bipartisanship in Congress, the United States House of Representatives voted to establish a commission to examine 400 years of African American history. House bill H.R. 1242 is designed “to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the… Read More »

Utah could see 2 black women square off in US House election

A Salt Lake City-area woman running as a Democrat to unseat Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love next year could result in Utah’s first congressional race where both the Republican and Democratic nominees are black women. Darlene McDonald, a technical engineer and first-time candidate who lives in Millcreek, said Thursday that she realizes that running as… Read More »

Congressional Black Caucus to Highlight Trump Admin’s Racial Problems With #StayWoke Campaign

As President Trump approaches his 100th day in office, the Congressional Black Caucus is asking the country to “stay woke.” In a list provided exclusively to NBC News, the caucus has detailed 100 racially problematic actions and remarks by the Trump administration. Using “#StayWoke,” the internet-popular phrase that is an urge to remain well-informed and… Read More »