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  • Curbside to Capital Hill: Turning an Arrest into Progress

    Sep 26, 14 by Charles Belk 4 Comments

    *A little over 4 weeks ago, on August 22, 2014, I was handcuffed on a curb, fingerprinted, photographed, denied being read my rights, denied a phone call, denied initial contact with my attorney, and placed in a jail cell under a $100,000 bail for armed bank robbery. All because I was misidentified as the wrong, […]

  • News from the Black Caucus’ Emergency Summit On Urban Violence in Chicago

    Jul 29, 13 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *(Via NPR) — Rep. Robin Kelly, one of the hosts of the urban violence summit in Chicago, said at the outset Friday that this wouldn’t be just another summit. “Maybe just some of you are tired of having your leaders hold summits that are long on talk and short on action,” she told attendees. “Today’s […]

  • Allen West Offends Black Caucus with Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches

    Aug 8, 12 by EurPublisher 4 Comments

    *(Via ABC News) – While Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., said members of the Congressional Black Caucus have lunched on fried chicken in the past,  when the group’s only Republican member, Rep. Allen West (pictured) of Florida, brought Chick-fil-A for his turn to provide lunch, Hastings told the Huffington Post ”every member” of the group was offended. West […]

  • Black Caucus May Walkout During Holder Contempt Vote in House

    Jun 27, 12 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *(Via The Hill) – Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to stage a walkout during Thursday’s vote on whether to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The CBC is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday to discuss the details of the walkout and is planning to circulate a […]

  • On Joyner Show Sharpton Tells Boehner to Respect the President

    Sep 2, 11 by EurPublisher 5 Comments

    *Rev. Al Sharpton this morning chastised House Majority Leader John Boehner for disrespecting President Barack Obama earlier this week, during a live, morning remote broadcast of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show during the weekend-long 2011 Allstate® Tom Joyner Family Reunion. Sharpton urged black critics of the president to stop and “stand up for […]

  • Breitbart in Philly for Tea Party Rally Saturday

    Aug 1, 10 by EurPublisher 11 Comments

    *Andrew Breitbart, the Hollywood Internet celebrity with a flair for controversial video, fired up about 300 tea-party devotees rallying on Independence Mall on Saturday afternoon, denouncing a “media cabal,” the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, liberals, and everyone else who has “ripped apart” America, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. But the one thing on many minds, […]