Category Archives: Congress

What One Congressman Thinks of Environmental Justice

All around the country, communities of color are subject to environmental injustice. Oil refineries, power plants and extraction sites spew toxic gases and metals into the air and drinking water. And one congressman is over it. New Jersey Rep. Donald Payne Jr. penned a column for on Earth Day (April 22) where he called… Read More »

Black Caucus calls on Ryan to remove Nunes as Intel Committee chair

The Congressional Black Caucus is calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to remove Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. “This action is necessary in order to meet the public’s expectation that Congress conducts an impartial investigation into a matter that threatens the core of our democracy,” the CBC said… Read More »

Black Caucus has a lot to lose by not engaging Trump

President Donald Trump finally met with the Congressional Black Caucus last week. During the presidential campaign, Trump met mainly with former African-American athletes, Black entertainers and a few conservative African-American preachers, who were not the best representatives to have in a meeting on political issues affecting the African-American community. The Congressional Black Caucus is made… Read More »