Zeta Phi Beta Soror Sydney Kamlager Just Became The Only Black Woman in California’s State Senate

Democratic Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager, a member of Zeta Phi Beta, will be sworn in to the California State Senate this month after winning two-thirds of the vote in a special election to fill the state’s vacant 30th Senate District seat. Kamlager received 67.67% of the vote in last Tuesday’s election, giving her the majority needed… Continue reading Zeta Phi Beta Soror Sydney Kamlager Just Became The Only Black Woman in California’s State Senate

House Passes George Floyd Act In Policing Act, But Its Future In Senate Remains Uncertain

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act late on Wednesday with 220 votes. It will now head to the Senate where it faces an uncertain future due to the slim margin of control Democrats hold in the chamber.  If passed, the act would make sweeping changes to policing in the… Continue reading House Passes George Floyd Act In Policing Act, But Its Future In Senate Remains Uncertain

Rep. Omar Calls For The Firing Of Senate Official Who Tanked Democrat’s Minimum Wage Increase Plans

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has called for the firing of Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough after MacDonough blocked the Democratic Party’s attempts to raise the federal minimum wage at a hearing on Thursday, The Guardian reported.  MacDonough, who’s held her bipartisan role as Senate parliamentarian since 2012, ruled that raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour should… Continue reading Rep. Omar Calls For The Firing Of Senate Official Who Tanked Democrat’s Minimum Wage Increase Plans

Philadelphia State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta Announces Run For U.S. Senate

Pennsylvania Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta will be running for U.S. Senate in 2022 to replace outgoing Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, according to The New York Times. The 30-year-old made the announcement last week in appearances on MSNBC and a video released by his campaign.  “I know what it’s like to see an eviction notice, to work a… Continue reading Philadelphia State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta Announces Run For U.S. Senate