Ms. Lynch must be confirmed as Attorney General

  Loretta Lynch, the president’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as the U.S. Attorney General, is poised to become the first African American woman to lead the Justice Department. Ms. Lynch is a Harvard-educated lawyer with a reputation as a tough prosecutor. Her impeccable record includes the successful prosecutions of high profile public corruption and…

Bricks & Brotherhood: The Struggle to Save, Respect Black History in Freedmen’s Town

by Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues HOUSTON– Nothing is more important than saving Black history and the Freedmen’s Town Preservation Coalition means business when it comes to telling the city and officials about saving the remaining elements of the Black settlement. “There is one thing about history, once it is gone, it is difficult to replace,”…

Senate Confirmation FHFA Director

Democrats have taken advantage of their weakening of filibusters and muscled through the Senate President Barack Obama’spick to lead a housingregulation agency. By 57-41, senators confirmed Rep. Mel Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Obama nominated the North Carolina Democrat in May but he’s been in limbo ever since. Republicans have said he’s not…