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Freedom fighter Winnie Mandela dies at 81

April 5, 2018

Long-time South African anti-apartheid campaigner, ex-wife of Nelson Mandela and former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died on April 2, 2018, at the age of 81. Family spokesman Victor Dlamini confirmed earlier on Monday that Mrs. Mandela “succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones” following a long… [Read More]

Presidential recount kicks off in Wisconsin

December 1, 2016

Madison — A 13-day race to recount nearly 3 million presidential ballots starts Thursday in Wisconsin, with some workers prepared to tally votes until midnight in the nation’s first statewide presidential recount since 2004 — one experts believe has little chance of changing the outcome of the race. Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s campaign paid $3.5… [Read More]

Mississippi: Black church burned and vandalized with “Vote Trump”

November 4, 2016

Police are investigating the burning of a black church in Mississippi during which vandals spray-painted “Vote Trump” on an exterior wall. A 911 call reporting the fire at Hopewell Baptist Church in Greenville came in at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze. Most of the damage to the 111-year-old church… [Read More]

Prominent, Bipartisan Group of Business Leaders Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

June 23, 2016

~After speech Wednesday outlining forward-looking vision for the economy~ The following business leaders are announcing their support for Hillary Clinton for President today. These leaders believe that we are stronger together, and that Hillary is the best candidate to help build an economy that works for everyone. Our campaign continues to hear from a wide… [Read More]

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas, Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory. The vote was 4-3. Only seven justices participated in the decision. Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States… [Read More]

Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday announced that it had deadlocked in a case challenging President Obama’s immigration plan, a sharp blow to an ambitious program that Mr. Obama had hoped would become one of his central legacies. As a result, as many as five million undocumented immigrants will not be shielded from deportation… [Read More]

CBC CHAIRMAN G. K. BUTTERFIELD APPLAUDS SUPREME COURT DECISION TO UPHOLD AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement following the Supreme Court decision to uphold affirmative action programs at the University of Texas at Austin:   “The CBC applauds today’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case that would have otherwise had a devastating impact… [Read More]

Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges

June 23, 2016

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury was acquitted on Thursday of second-degree murder and six lesser charges, leaving prosecutors still without a conviction after three high-profile trials in a case that has shaken this city. In his ruling, Judge Barry G. Williams… [Read More]