Tag: Cory-Booker

Black Lawmakers Move Against Senator Sessions

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions has such a poor record on civil rights that, for the first time in U.S. Senate history, a sitting senator will testify against him Wednesday in his bid to become the nation’s next attorney general. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on Monday said he felt compelled…

Diversity, Inclusion, Equality Take Center Stage at DNC

Party leaders calling the issues critical for human rights and economic benefits. By Sheryl Estrada Pat Spearman (D-Nev.) Diversity, inclusiveness and equality were the central themes during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday in Philadelphia, with party leaders and other guests making the case that these…

GOP Senator: U.S. Has an 'Under-Incarceration Problem'

The war on drugs of the 1980s and mandatory minimum sentences have both contributed to the United States comprising approximately 25 percent of the world’s prison population despite representing about 5 percent of the world’s total population. However, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is taking a stand against bipartisan legislation to…

Cop’s Racist Tirade Against Latinos Stirs Community

By Sheryl Estrada Photos of Jasmine Vidal and her boyfriend taken from the cellphone video of their encounter with Sgt. Roy Bordamonte. A cellphone video recording a police sergeant hurling racial insults at Latino teens has surfaced, causing protests and a petition to get him fired. In September, Jasmine Vidal…