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OUR BLOC is a group of Brothers, each with one vote. But when you put single votes together with other like-minded people, you will inspire change and show that, “I Am My Brothers Keeper!” When we represent for OUR BLOC, we show the world that you are good all by yourself, but a force when we’re together!
The inclusion of judges from different backgrounds and walks of life results in more thoughtful and balanced decisions, thereby bolstering the legitimacy of the courts, while—at the same time—offering a wide array of benefits to litigants and the legal profession. Read more >
COURTS and JUDGES
In early July Senators introduced the Minority Business Resiliency Act. The bill is aimed to build-up the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) in several ways. It calls for making the agency permanent, expanding its reach with new regional offices, and intensifying its grant-making capacity. Read more >
Last year marked the 25-year anniversary of the passage of the most sweeping crime bill in U.S. history—the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, also known as the crime bill. Read more >
In the last three decades, Congress has enacted a number of civil rights statutes prohibiting discrimination in educational programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Read more >
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created new health coverage options that provided an opportunity to narrow long standing racial and ethnic disparities in health care coverage. Recent policy changes and a shift in federal priorities may reverse this progress, leading to a decline in health coverage for communities of color. Read more >