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U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today unveiled a bill that would ban discrimination based on hair textures and hairstyles that are commonly associated with a particular race or national...

HUD's proposed new rule if adopted would eliminate the "disparate impact "standard and likely lead to an increase in discrimination against Blacks.

U.S. Senator Kamala D....

Friday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee joined Rep. Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus at a hearing in San Ysidro,...

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R.5187, the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2019, a bill to provide the...

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Homes for All Act Wednesday, which will dramatically expand the public housing stock in the United States and guarantee housing as a human right....

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued the following statement ahead of the House Judiciary Committee’s Wednesday markup of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of...

Congressman Nadler says proposed new law would address the adverse effects that the criminalization of marijuana has had on Black and minority communities.

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced a House resolution today condemning restrictive state voting laws across the country that unconstitutionally deny voting rights to...

Today, at 3 p.m. outside the U.S. Capitol Building, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) will announce the introduction of the Green New Deal for Public...

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, Congressman Al Green attended the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security’s field hearing titled, Immigration Raids: Impacts and Aftermath on Mississippi...

Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) introduced legislation to enact a progressive tax on the estates of the wealthiest Americans.

The For the 99.8% Act – modeled after...

Attorney General Letitia James today joined a group of 18 attorneys general to defend Vermont’s right to ban large-capacity magazines and protect public safety.

In an...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today she will introduce a bill to create a national commission on combating sexual harassment in all the nation’s major industries and...

Former tennis pro James Blake, above, himself a victim of police brutality by an NYPD officer, will testify at Judiciary Hearing on policing. ...

New York Attorney General Letitia James today joined a coalition of attorneys general in opposing a new Trump Administration rule undermining civil rights protections that prevent federal...

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