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The Senate voted 68-32 on Tuesday to slash food stamps for 850,000 households across the nation, resulting in an average $90 per month loss in…

To high acclaim, President Barack Obama renewed the White House Initiative on Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 2010. The initiative proposed nearly $100…

When the Great Recession hit, food stamps were one of the ways the federal government tried to help struggling families keep their heads above water.…

We reported last week that Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers would be accepting pay during the government shutdown because she said she needed her paycheck. Well, the public spoke and now Ellmers has changed her mind. She will not be accepting a check during the shutdown. On CNN Friday morning, Ellmers elaborated on her earlier comments, […]

As you may have heard, some North Carolina congressional lawmakers have chosen to reject their paychecks during the government shutdown. But not GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers.  And she offers an explanation as to why. “The thing of it is, I need my paycheck. That is the bottom line,” Ellmers told WTVD, the Raleigh ABC station […]

The lines have been drawn and neither side is budging. A emanate government shut appears likely if the Democrats and Republican don’t agree on a spending bill by the end of today. Realistically, if senators and representatives worked in the private sector, they would be written up and possibly fired for poor performance. So how do […]

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A recent poll taken by the group Public Policy Polling found that folks across the country actually like cockroaches — among other disturbing things — more…

Jacskon disappeared mysteriously in mid-June. After much media speculation and Congressional pressure, his representatives announced that Jackson was undergoing treatment for depression. He has been…

Last week, Congress only approved a ban to remove 2 of 17 bath salts that are being used as a recreational street drug. Federal law enforcement officials are outraged by the political process blocking a ban to remove all “bath salt” chemicals off of the streets. “Bath salts are the worst of the worst of […]

WASHINGTON D.C.-Two trans gender women have come forward with their connections to Congressman Christopher Lee. After an African American women leaked photos sen by Lee to the website Gawker, two transgender women have come forward saying that they also met Lee on Craigslist and corresponded with him. Gawker reports: In the past 10 days, two […]

An African-American women is making history as the first black woman from Alabama to take the congressional oath of office. Once sworn into office in November, Terri Sewell will be part of a record making Congress who now will have 15 black woman serving.