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Black caucus has had it with Trump, plans to discuss impeachment

The Congressional Black Caucus, a formidable bloc of lawmakers with a big say in the fate of President Donald Trump and his legislation, Monday sent...

Confederate monument stands on Chicago's South Side as questions swirl around the country

A Confederate monument stands in Oak Woods Cemetery on Chicago's South Side, commemorating the deaths of 4,000 Confederate soldiers captured and held at Camp Douglas...

Did Abraham Lincoln Express Opposition to Racial Equality?

[Lincoln] certainly embraced anti-black attitudes and phobias in his early years and throughout his debates with Douglas in the 1858 Senate race… By the end...

Big boost for black college students in new 2017 federal budget: More generous aid

Black colleges and universities got a big win in the new federal budget: a major expansion of the Pell Grants used by thousands of their...

Looking for art free of politics? Don't look here.

More than a century later, in 1966, Emory Douglas began drawing cartoons for the Panthers' posters and newspapers. He's still active as an artist, but...

Bobby Scott: The congressman who could make history. Again ...

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — In a tradition he has kept for 40 years, Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott threw open his family's sprawling back yard...

Virginia Mourns Death of Jack W. Gravely 'Soldier of Freedom'

L. Douglas Wilder called Gravely “a good friend and also a good worker in advancing what I call the civil rights agenda.” Wilder said he...

The passing of the baton

Born in Hawaii, our 50th and last state, Obama took the baton once held by Hiram Revels, the first African- American to serve in the...

The Making of a Politician: Sidney Blumenthal on His New Biography of Abe Lincoln (Interview)

(HNN) (HNN)Lincoln and Mary engaged in a writing series of anonymous articles that attacked James Shields, an associate of Stephen Douglas. It's a vicious...

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

Reigning world champion Simone Biles, gold medalist in the individual and team all-around competitions, is African American, as is Gabby Douglas, who won gold medals...

Schapiro: The Douglas gets Wilder for Bobby Scott

A damn good one: installing Virginia's first African-American U.S. senator. It could provide excitement, energizing the Democratic base and driving up turnout, improving chances of...

NEWS ROUNDUP: Gabby Douglas Won't Advance To All-Around Olympic Finals; FLOTUS For Senate?…AND MORE

Even though Douglas finished with the third highest score in the Olympic qualifiers on Sunday, only two people per country can compete in the all-around...

Area officials aim to impact state marijuana laws

(registration)Douglas County officials' complaints are not unique, said Eric Bergman, policy director at Colorado Counties Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps counties work together...

Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Me. I Thought I Was The First and Last

“What about that S.O.B. who used to produce Mike Douglas? .... In October 1991 Diane Sawyer and I watched a 35-year-old law professor, Anita Hill,...

Early voting turnout 'very light'

The August ballot will include candidates running in Republican and Democratic primary races for the U.S. House of Representatives 6th Congressional District seat and the...

NYC's top cop stepping down after challenging tenure

2, 2016, file photo shows New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton listening while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Homeland Security...

Imagining Alternatives to the Racist Paintings in Minnesota's State Capitol

Painted in 1905 by Edwin Blashfield, who never visited Minnesota, “Discoverers and Civilizers” is affixed to a large lunette in the Senate Chambers of the...

If Kaine Wins, Who Could Fill His Senate Seat?

(blog) (blog)L. Douglas Wilder and former Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim, according to The Washington Post. Scott might seem to have a leg up in...

7 Famous Victims of the Hollywood Blacklist

Trumbo finally broke free of the blacklist in 1960 after director Otto Preminger and actor Kirk Douglas announced that he would receive writing credit for...

Energy funded PAC accused of inserting 'racially divisive' ad into ...

A political committee funded by oil companies has launched ads on the Internet attacking state Sen. Connie Leyva of Chino for opposing the reelection of ...and...

2 days after computer glitch, Southwest customers still seeing cancellations

I'm just waiting for a text or email that says it's cancelled again,” said Jule Douglas, who is trying to get to her grandson's basketball...

Which Barack Obama speech is the one for the history books?

“I don't know of any president who has put that kind of work into his speeches,” says Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian. “He organizes ...

Key dates in the life of ex-Fox News Channel CEO Roger Ailes

1968: Enters the political arena after offering his services as a media adviser to a guest on the “Douglas” show, former Vice President Richard Nixon,...

CYNTHIA TUCKER: Demons of racist past still haunt

Just read Douglas Blackmon's “Slavery by Another Name,” an account of law enforcement practices in the Deep South following the Civil War. White business owners...

Look Out, Mike Pence! Here Comes the Media

(blog) (blog)... Chambers' farm, Nixon got his man. In 1950 he was elected to the U.S. Senate after another tumultuous campaign against the liberal...

Senate confirms US ambassadors to 6 countries

Douglas Silliman is the new chief American diplomat in Iraq. He'll replace Stuart Jones as ambassador. Iraq has been struggling to keep up its prolonged...

EQUAL PAY out of committee today -

Politico- Big payout for KEOLIS -- Virtual SCRATCHIES floatedPoliticoOn the agenda: municipal modernization, preventing wage theft, and a bill related to solar drying of laundry...

Aly Raisman earns her spot on US Olympic gymnastics team

"It's just amazing because she's so strong," Douglas said of Raisman. "To have her just lead this team, we've been there, and for us to...

WASHINGTON WATCH: Netanyahu's costly blunders

National Security Advisor Susan Rice told signers of the Senate letter that Israel will get the “largest pledge of military assistance to any country in...

President Obama, Hillary Clinton campaign together in NC

Air Force One landed about 2:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The rally was set to ... Obama said he had admired her...

Commentary: Feuding marred past Democratic conventions in Phila.

Opposed by moderates who feared alienating Southern voters - regarded as essential to a Democratic victory - Humphrey and Douglas secured the support of Northeastern...

Bevin appoints new UofL trustees

WLKY LouisvilleOther appointees on Wednesday: J. David Grissom, Sandra Frazier and Dale Boden, all of Louisville; Nitin Sahney, Douglas Cobb and Ronald Wright, all of...

Governor who fired entire board makes new appointments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Calling it the start of “a new day” for the University of Louisville, Gov. Matt Bevin appointed 10 new school trustees...

Part 2: Former & Present Black Mayors Advise Norfolk's Next Mayor

On July 1, Kenneth C. Alexander, businessman and a former state senator, will become mayor of the city of Norfolk, the city's first African-American in...

Florida weighs 3 replacements for Confederate statue

Either the African-American woman who founded what's now Bethune-Cookman University, the founder of Publix supermarkets or the woman credited with saving the Everglades will replace...

House approves Zika deal, but Democrats are furious

"Here it is, a real plan, in black and white," said House Speaker Paul Ryan, who formally unveiled the 37-page white paper at an American...

Florida has 3 suggestions to replace Confederate statue

The African-American woman who founded what's now Bethune-Cookman University, the founder of Publix supermarkets or the woman credited with saving the Everglades will replace a...

NRA Top Lobbyist: People at Orlando Night Club Should Not Have Been Armed

The Senate is set to take up four gun control measures Monday, after Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) staged a near 15-hour filibuster on the Senate...

From Charleston to Orlando, Sanctuary and Struggle in the South

(press release) (press release)Dylann Roof, who committed a mass shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston a year ago, and Omar Mateen, who...

Hundreds of bills to curb LGBT rights preceded Orlando attack. Is there a link?

In the six months before the weekend massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, more than 200 bills had been introduced at the state...

AS IT IS: More civil back then? Hardly

Douglas repeatedly called Lincoln and his fellow party members "Black Republicans," a major insult at the time. If anything, people ... Last Monday, the Chicago...

Phil Scott: The quintessential mechanic

“He's more Jim Jeffords in presentation than Jim Douglas,” says Gibbs, the campaign adviser, referring to the late senator, who was a painfully awkward public...

The Political Graphics from a Turbulent Time

(HNN) (HNN)In his new book, George McGovern & the Democratic Insurgents: The Best Campaign and Political Posters of the Last Fifty Years (University of...

Alleged fake signature collector arrested

Lynn Kimbrough, a spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's Office, said in a press release Moss is accused of forging signatures in Arapahoe County, Jefferson...

US|Two Democrats Win California's Open Senate Primary

Attorney General Kamala Harris with her husband, Douglas Emhoff, voting at a school in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Credit Nick Ut/Associated Press. LOS ANGELES —...

Live coverage of June 7 California primary: History for Hillary Clinton, and good night

Just as African American politicians blazed a trail for Barack Obama in 2008 (Jesse Jackson, Alan Keyes, even Frederick Douglas), other women have run, and...

Trump looms over debate of Colorado Republican US Senate candidates

“There is black and white. You can't have it both ways. You either want Iran to have a nuclear weapon, or you don't want Iran...

A look at Minnesota legislative results

Laura's law: The House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill increasing the penalty for concealing a body. Known as Laura's Law, the measure came after...

Kamala Harris spends final weekend before US Senate primary campaigning in black churches

U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris, second from left, attends a church service at Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. She is seated between the...

Green Party blasts "felony lynching" conviction of Black Lives Matter organizer

Green Party blasts "felony lynching" conviction of Black Lives Matter organizer (press release)Two months before Ms. Richards' arrest and after lobbying by California State Senator...