black politics

With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the nation is on the brink of what could turn out to be one of the most contentious appointments in history. Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Scalia was staunchly conservative and interpreted the constitution closely. He was also notoriously anti-abortion, pro-death penalty and anti-affirmative action. Just weeks before […]

The annual Congressional Black Caucus weekend is this weekend and that means that there’s a lot going on. Although it’s become Known as one of…

VIA AOL BLACKVOICES: Phillip Sciarello, a publisher and part owner of the Smithtown Messenger in Long Island, is defending his newspaper after a picture appeared that some believe to be a racist stereotype of the First Family. The picture depicts President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama as characters from “Sanford and Son.” The public backlash […]

Congress recently passed an $18 billion dollar bill to extend jobless benefits for those who’ve been unemployed long-term. Right after the bill was passed, President Obama signed it into law. The law is designed to help those who lost their state-paid benefits after they’ve run out. Americans can now reapply retroactively for long-term unemployment benefits […]