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Kate Schroder: I want to show-up for Ohio’s First Congressional District

ITALICS: Kate Schroder is a Democrat running for Congress in Ohio’s First Congressional District By Kate Schroder Our country has…

$600 federal unemployment checks stopped July 31; 30 million affected

By Al TompkinsPoynter Institute The $600 per week federal unemployment benefit that has kept millions of out-of-work Americans afloat ended…

Congressman John Lewis’ death catches people by surprise, but inspires all to do better

John Lewis, D-Ga., in his office at the Cannon House Office Building. Graham, Douglas (Photographer) By Andria  Y. Carter, Media…

Civil Rights Icon and Congressman John Lewis Announces Cancer Diagnosis

The LBJ Foundation honors Congressman John Dingell and Senator Carl Levin with the LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award…

IN MEMORIAM: John Conyers Dies at 90

By Stacy M.Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent  Former U.S. Congressman John Conyers, whose 15-year fight to pass legislation that would make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a federal holiday, has…

Congressman Elijah Cummings dies at 68

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent  NNPA NEWSWIRE—The Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and a…

Conyers Resigns from Congress Calling for a “Complete Disclosure” of Records on Sexual Harassment

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a founding member of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus and…

Congress’ failure to fully fund 2020 Census could impact communities of color

WASHINGTON – Leading civil rights organizations and census experts say ongoing policy decisions could put a successful 2020 Census at…