Black America Web celebrates Black Music Month by saluting influential icons in the music industry

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Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents WNBA star Brittney Griner’s hometown of Houston, is "demanding" that Russia release the two-time Olympic basketball champion from custody.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas is stepping down from two leadership positions following a lawsuit from a former employee who says her sexual assault complaint was mishandled. Jackson Lee will no longer serve as leader of one of the House Judiciary Committee’s key subcommittees or as head of the Congressional […]

While Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has been mourning the loss of the Queen of Soul, she has also been celebrating her life. Lee remembers Aretha Franklin as, “a quiet liberation fighter.” While she may not have been the face of the Civil Rights Movement, she was heavily involved. From offering to, and paying Angela Davis’ […]

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Bennie Thompson, Cedric Richmond and Sheila Jackson Lee spoke out.

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Susan Rice may have lost her bid for secretary of state, but she’s well on her way to the top. The Washington Post reports that…