Category: US Congress

Raise $12 Million by 2020 for Black Candidates

October 11, 2019
Black candidates received a significant boost in the 2018 midterm elections due to the strategy of the Collective PAC. Founded in 2016, by husband-and-wife team Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, the Collective PAC is a Political Action Committee whose mission is to build Black political power by raising money for clack candidates. The growing

Republicans-If You&’re Really Against Racism-Restore Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) – Two years since the Supreme Court gutted core protections in the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder ...

Obama Survived Republicans, Billionaires, Racists

March 11, 2015
See larger image Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump and the Politics of Appeasement (Paperback) New From: Out of Stock Reactionary Republicans, Billionaire Financiers, and Hard Core Racists threw everything at Barak Obama. Not only did he remain standing, but he flexed his muscle as chief executive officer of America – defying all odds. The March 9,

Edward Brooke – First African American Elected US Senator

January 4, 2015
Edward Brooke, first black popularly elected to U.S. Senate … http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/03/us-usa-people-brooke-idUSKBN0KC0KE20150103 … Edward Brooke, the Massachusetts Republican who was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate … Brooke, first black …    Edward Brooke Dead at 95 References: Hillary Clinton Wellesley commencement speech: Robert Pinsky on … 2 Jul 2013 …

Congressman John Conyers Jr First African American Dean of Congress

December 29, 2014
Spotlight on Congressman John Conyers Jr  First African American Dean of Congress In January 2015, Congressman John Conyers Jr, officially became the first African American Dean of Congress. The retirement of U.S. Rep. John Dingell means  that John Conyers Jr. became the Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives after fending off a  primary challenge earlier

Finally – US Senate Confirms First African-American Women on Georgia’s Federal Courts

November 20, 2014
LDF Applauds Senate Confirmation of First African-American Women on Georgia’s Federal Courts On November 18, 2014, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., (LDF) welcomed the historic votes by the U.S. Senate to confirm the first African-American female judges ever to serve on Georgia’s federal judiciary. The Senate confirmation of Leslie Abrams to the

Adam Clayton Powell unseated 1967

October 27, 2014

Adam Clayton Powell re-elected after censure 1968

October 18, 2014

Shirley Chisholm 1972 Candidate for President

October 17, 2014
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Bob Moses interviewed by Julian Bond: Explorations in Black Leadership Series

October 13, 2014
Julian Bond interviews Bob Moses, who joined with him in 1960 as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Moses played pivotal roles in voter registration drives, sit-ins and in leading the Freedom Schools sponsored by SNCC. He also served in a leadership role with the Council for Federated Organizations (COFO). An educator,
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