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Lynching is not considered a hate crime under federal law, but that’s expected to change soon. The U.S. House voted 410-4 on Wednesday to approve a bill called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. The bill would specifically list lynching as a hate crime, which is identified as a crime that targets people based on their race or other specific characteristics.
Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. took to Capitol Hill on Tuesday in droves, meeting with congressional leaders and staffers and pushing legislation important to the Black community.
Michigan's Democratic U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stricter lead and copper rules, months after Michigan implemented it's own stringent standards that could serve as a model.
When the city of Detroit auctioned off a number of lots near Wyoming street in 1967, Marlena Tunstall and her husband knew they had to bid on a piece of land. That land became the starting point for their life together, the place where they built their home from the ground up and where they raised their family.
This week on People of the Pod, three members of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations speak about the purpose of the alliance, and how it has evolved since the body was formed last year by the Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition, a segment of the American Jewish Committee (AJC).
It got popular the way a lot of things do: celebrities and social media.
A museum dedicated to women's history is one step closer to join the monuments and museums on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly last week to approve a bipartisan bill called the Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act. Now it heads to the Senate.
Yesterday morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) delivered remarks at the 39th annual Black History Month Breakfast. He joined keynote speaker Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10), Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04), and hundreds of Fifth District residents and community leaders at today’s event.
In a Feb. 12 Capitol Hill hearing that stretched more than three hours, Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham updated the 2020 effort and fielded questions from the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Reform Committee.
A bill that passed the House of Representatives earlier this week stipulates creating a women’s history museum in the District as part of the Smithsonian Institution. And it is likely to be built on the National Mall.