G.K. Butterfield

Longtime North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield, who presides over a district that has been held by a Black representative for nearly the last 30 years, won't seek re-election in part because of a "racially gerrymandered" redrawn congressional map.

The GOP candidate met with his team of Black activists who are helping him to court African-American voters.

More details about WikiLeaks’ Democratic National Committee email dump have been revealed. According to reports, one of the emails sent between DNC staffers mocked the name of LaQueenia Gibson—an African-American woman who serves as an executive assistant for Haddad Brands, a children’s clothing store. The initial email was sent from Haddad Chief Product Officer Rob Smith to […]

Under the plan, the Department of Education will award up to $8 million in federal grants over three years to help support educational achievement for ex-inmates.

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation welcomed thousands to the Nation’s Capital for the 45th Annual Legislative Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For five days, the ALC ’15 featured a bevy of speakers from the world of politics, entertainment and journalism discussing a myriad of topics as is typically expected of the celebrated […]

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In what some would view as a major shot in the arm for voter suppression, the U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to hear a major challenge to Wisconsin’s strict—some say discriminatory—voter ID laws, reports USA Today. The decision is seen as a resounding victory to Republicans who favor tougher election laws, including Wisconsin governor Scott […]

Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) issued a stern rebuke to members of the Republican Party Wednesday after a top leader said members have no intention of working to restore key provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which was gutted by a Supreme Court decision in 2013. SEE ALSO: Police Blame […]

Rep. G.K. Butterfield and former Congressman Albert R. Wynn joined guest host Angela Rye Monday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss reports of lobbyist manipulating members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Has “the conscience of Congress” sold out to big banks? Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV […]