Shirley Chisholm

Here's to the art of wordplay and celebrating the beautiful black history quotes and passages that represent the craft of colloquy. Inside are five of the most beautifully written quotes, poems, or passages from black history.

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

Unforgettable words from civil rights and political icon, former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, to celebrate her birthday.

The new film comes ahead of the 20th anniversary of Lee's bold stance as the lone vote in the House of Representatives against a blank check authorizing the war in Afghanistan.

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke has introduced a bill to have a statue of trailblazer Shirley Chisholm added to the United States Capitol.

Regina King will produce and star in a film about pioneering politician Shirley Chisholm.

The largest state park in New York City will be named after Shirley Chisholm.

Shirley Chisholm’s spirit is alive and well. The  first Black woman elected to the United States Congress, once said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” This is exactly what Tamaya Dennard did at her swearing-in ceremony for city council in Cincinnati  on January 1.  Dennard brought an actual folding chair, see […]

In this week's edition of the Congressional Black Caucus Message to America, Representative Yvette Clarke pays homage to the contributions of America's foreign-born sons and daughters with a primary focus on those who have parentage from the Caribbean.

On Wednesday, the Twitter user @SoftCaramelKiss sent a homophobic tweet to Sydel Curry, NBA star Steph Curry’s sister.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has cemented herself in history, earning more than enough delegates to secure the Democratic presidential nomination. But before Clinton's historic moment, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm paved the way with her presidential campaign in 1972.

While Black people were once turned away from voting stations, they now play an important role in upholding the justice and dignity of our nation.