Category Archives: Federal Government

Congressional Black Caucus calls on Trump administration to invest in prosecuting hate crimes

The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to direct more resources toward investigating hate crimes against minorities. In a letter to the heads of the Department of Justice, FBI and Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) cited recent reports in Washington, D.C., of nooses hung at… Read More »

Senators try to quiet Harris, but she doesn’t back down

Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr shut down a line of questioning from California Sen. Kamala Harris at Wednesday’s high-profile hearing, admonishing her and other Democrats to stop cutting off witnesses. The move rankled some on Twitter who argued the North Carolina Republican was singling out Harris, one of three women on the intelligence panel,… Read More »

DOJ reversal on drug prosecutions will fuel mass incarceration and undermine public safety

The NAACP released the following statement regarding the DOJ’s decision to promote the use of mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes. The decision by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions requiring federal prosecutors to pursue the most severe charges possible, regardless of whether they would expose low-level offenders to mandatory minimums, represents not only a threat… Read More »

Would Next FBI Director Target Blacks?

As Democrats lashed out at the administration of President Donald Trump and demand the appointment of an independent special prosecutor to investigate the firing of FBI Director James Comey, a potentially more ominous question emerging among Black politicians and community organizers is who would be the next FBI director? The director of the Federal Bureau… Read More »