Barbara Lee

For Rep. Barbara Lee, part of Chisholm's legacy is how she inspired and empowered other Black women to reach higher.

Black members of Congress brought the heat as the House voted to impeach a sitting president for the second time in one term.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision against picking a Black woman to fill Kamala Harris' U.S. Senate seat has set off a political firestorm on social media.

A day after President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address, five members of the House Democrats' Faith Working Group came together to respond to the speech that one leader says failed "to offer solutions to poverty, unemployment or economic insecurity."

At least 40 House Democrats are boycotting Trump's inauguration. Some cite his Twitter attack of John Lewis.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court launched a series of attacks on the voting rights of all Americans.             The court allowed Texas’ controversial new voter ID law to stand, a decision that will restrict the voices of African Americans, Latinos, seniors, the poor, and students.   Since the Supreme Court overturned a key provision […]

How many times does a person have to prove himself wrong about a situation before a booking agent suggests to his or her boss, “You know, maybe we should find someone else to talk to about this?” If your name is Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the answer is never. Likewise, former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. […]

So if I am to believe select political journalists, Paul Ryan can employ racist tropes to promote policy with racist outcomes, but none of us can call him racist. There was a bit of an online debate over the Think Progress headline “Paul Ryan Blames Poverty On Lazy ‘Inner City’ Men.” During an appearance on Bill […]