Republican Sen. Graham plans to alter the Amendment that gave African Americans citizenship rights

The 14th Amendment ensured black citizenship when it was ratified in 1868. According to Senator Graham and other Republican leaders, the rationale of senators calling for hearings on the 14th Amendment is supposedly a concern about illegal immigration.

Are Black politicians being unfairly targeted by ethics committees?

The prospect of Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters, enduring unprecedented public ethics trials adds to the growing tension between black members of Congress and Democratic leaders. The Congressional Black Caucus has complained that the House ethics process disproportionally targets African Americans.