Congressman Cedric Richmond to Lead the Congressional Black Caucus

By Frederick H. Lowe Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond has been elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 115th Congress, which begins Jan. 3, 2017. “I commend Representative Richmond on becoming the new chairman,” said G. K. Butterfield, the outgoing chairman. “We have much work ahead of us during the 115th Congress, and I am confident Representative Richmond will[Read More…]

Survey: More Blacks Are Voting Against Trump Than Are Voting for Clinton

By Frederick H. Lowe Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive a lot of  black votes in Tuesday’s national election, but a number of black voters are expected to hold their noses when they cast their ballots for the former U.S. Secretary of State who has called some African Americans “superpredators.”  Former President Bill Clinton’s tough on crime bill also sent thousands[Read More…]

Obama Presidential Library set for Chicago’s South Side

By Frederick H. Lowe President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have selected Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side as the site for President Obama’s presidential library, according to numerous unconfirmed press reports. An official announcement is expected today. The Barack Obama Foundation decided to build the library in Jackson Park, near the University of Chicago, where President Obama[Read More…]

Clinton selects Kaine as VP running mate

He belongs to a mostly black church, but he supports job-killing trade deals By Frederick H. Lowe U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D. Va.), who has been selected by Hillary Clinton as her vice presidential running mate, is a member of a predominately black Catholic church in Richmond, Va., but he also supported fast-tracking the Trans Pacific Partnership, an international trade[Read More…]

Trump says he is the “Law & Order” candidate

Trade deals and immigration have done in black workers, he says. Others agree.   By Frederick H. Lowe Donald Trump, who took out full-page newspaper ads calling for the death penalty of New York’s Central Park Five, following  a 1989 rape conviction of which they were later acquitted, on Thursday night accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for President, declaring several[Read More…]

Fattah resigns from Congress

Follow-up U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, Sr. (D., Pa.) on Thursday resigned from Congress, two days after a federal jury convicted him on all counts for his involvement in a RICO (The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) conspiracy in a public corruption case. The 59-year-old Fattah, who was elected to office in 1994, representing Pennsylvania’s second Congressional District, resigned from[Read More…]

National Black Political Convention opens today in Gary, Ind.

By Frederick H. Lowe The National Black Political Convention opens today in Gary, Ind., with dual goals of informing African Americans about pressing issues in addition to developing a black agenda for both major political parties that will hold their respective conventions in July. The convention, which will be held in the 6,000-seat Genesis Convention Center, is scheduled to open[Read More…]