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September 25, 2023
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation hosted its annual Phoenix Awards in Washington, D.C., to honor Black excellence in politics.
September 25, 2023
The N.Y. congressman discussed his plans to prevent prosecutors from having free reign to use rap lyrics in America’s courtrooms.
September 24, 2023
Rep. Ayanna Pressley held a roundtable discussion on student debt cancellation weeks before loan repayments resume.
September 22, 2023
Senator Cory Booker moderated a discussion on artificial intelligence and the impact it could have on Black communities.
September 21, 2023
Democratic congressional members are continuing efforts to restore fairness and balance to the U.S. Supreme Court.
September 19, 2023
Republicans are up in arms after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, changed the dress code for U.S. senators. 
September 17, 2023
The Alabama redistricting legal saga continues as Republican fight to keep a discriminatory congressional map in place.
Tyre Nichols
September 17, 2023
Tyre Nichols’ family and Memphis residents demand that ex-officers are convicted in Nichos’ killing and that police reform emerges.
September 16, 2023
Gabe Amo could become the first Black American and person of color to represent Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District this fall.
September 15, 2023
U.S. Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove, D-Calif., held a press conference this week to celebrate 50 years of hip-hop.
September 13, 2023
The U.S. Justice Department called on the Supreme Court to take on the biggest abortion legal battle since the overturning of Roe v. Wade. 
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September 10, 2023
House Republicans have proposed cutting funding to HIV/Aids program, which will have a detrimental impact on the Black community.
September 8, 2023
While a federal criminal case looms against President Joe Biden’s son, some Republicans want the president impeached.
September 7, 2023
Strategist Ameshia Cross said it is not “surprising” that Tarrio, an Afro-Cuban, received the harshest penalty of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists.
Black Voters Matter Group Gathers In Selma For March To Montgomery
September 5, 2023
A special master was appointed to redraw Alabama’s congressional map that will not discriminate against Black voters.
September 2, 2023
Black female attorneys have carried a heavy burden of attempting to hold former President Donald Trump accountable.
August 31, 2023
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy came under fire for racist remarks toward U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.
Missouri debtors prison
August 29, 2023
Members of Congress push legislation to end solitary confinement which disproportionately impacts Black and brown incarcerated individuals. 
August 28, 2023
“The far-right fascist movement, embraced by Gov. @RonDeSantis, is murdering people,” asserted Frost, the Democratic Florida congressman.
FDA Moves To Ban Menthol Cigarettes And Flavored Cigars
August 25, 2023
Black leaders held a virtual press conference to voice concerns over the federal government’s efforts to ban menthol nationwide.