For years, leaders such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and Stokely Carmichael brazenly and heroically spoke out and became powerful men who influenced great change, for the betterment of all people. What if today’s rappers spoke out to regain unity and create great movements?

With several states in the nation relaxing their stance on the possession charges surrounding the “green leaf,” Maryland may be next in adding on to that short list. The State Senate voted and passed a bill earlier today (March 19) that would decriminalize those found to have small amounts of the narcotic, reports Washington’s NBC […]

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted of several corruption charges in federal court Monday (March 11) morning. While on trial for the past five months, Kilpatrick was the centerpiece of a scandal that highlighted a staggering abuse of power.

Earlier today, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was laid to rest at a ceremony in the capital city of Caracas. World leaders, and other known figures who shared the left-wing philosophy of Chávez, gathered at a military academy where the beloved leader had been lying in state. Although the mood inside the academy was somber, outside […]

Comedian, actor and educator Bill Cosby is known for his strong opinions and he proved so once again this past Monday (March 4). As a guest on CNN ‘s Starting Point, Cosby checked the current Republican base after comparing them to civil rights movement-era opponents of desegregation. 

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was announced dead today after a long bout with cancer. Vice President Nicolas Maduro delivered the news in a televised broadcast earlier this afternoon.

The slaying of gay Mississippi mayoral candidate Marco McMillian has resulted in a murder charge of suspect Lawrence Reed on Monday (March 4). Following the announcement by the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department, the McMillian family issued a statement alleging that the political hopeful was savagely beaten and left for dead. 

Marco McMillian, a gay mayoral candidate in Clarksdale, Miss., was found dead near the Mississippi River on Wednesday (Feb. 27) morning after being reported missing a day prior. Although charges have not been filed, a person of interest has been taken into custody, sparking the possibility of a homicide investigation.

For weeks, the political buzz word in Washington and abroad has been the confusing term known as sequestration. Although it sounds complicated, the meaning behind the term is actually quite easy to follow. A sequester, in understandable terms, is an automatic, across-the-board spending cut in the federal budget. If lawmakers in Congress don’t come to […]

You’d be hard pressed to find another area of the country more loyal to Jesse Jackson Jr. than Chicago. The city has been in his corner for over a decade, but with his recent admission to misappropriating funds, came a breaking point.

Congress moved quickly to approve a $9.7 billion aid bill for residents affected by Superstorm Sandy earlier today. After House Republicans were criticized for nixing a late Tuesday vote over a $60 billion bill, Friday’s session was approved swiftly amid divide over the government assistance package reports the Washington Post. 

As the House and Senate convened earlier today to establish the incoming 113th Congress, Republican John Boehner remained speaker of the House in a vote that saw some of his own party members breaking away from the Ohio congressman.