Are Black Congressional Lawmakers Being Singled Out In Ethics Probes?

A day after longtime Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah was indicted by the federal government on charges that he and a group of associates were involved in a racketeering conspiracy, listeners of a show on the only African-American owned and operated talk radio station in Pennsylvania called to express suspicion.

On Thursday, WURD’s Nick Taliaferro told NewsOne Now host Roland S. Martin that listeners to The Nick Taliaferro Show tend to be suspicious about “any type of governmental action against an elected official who happens to be Black.” While they are aware of the possibility of “human culpability” by Black elected officials, said Taliaferro, they also believe that “the government has found itself on the shadier side of prosecutions when it comes to Black officials.”

“This has been an eight-year effort by some in the Department of Justice to link my public service career to some form of wrongdoing,” Fattah said in a statement. The subtext being that he was targeted. Was he?

The National Journal reported in 2012 that about one-third of sitting Black lawmakers have been named in an ethics probe during their time in office. And very few members hold ranking positions.



  1. says

    No matter if some one searches for his necessary thing, therefore he/she wants to be available that in detail,
    thus that thing is maintained over here.

  2. удаление пигментных пятен на лице says

    This is a topic that’s close to my heart… Many thanks!

    Exactly where are your contact details though?

  3. удаление пигментных пятен лазером в Минске says

    What i do not realize is in truth how you are now not
    actually a lot more smartly-liked than you might be right now.
    You’re so intelligent. You know thus considerably relating to this matter, made me individually consider it from so many numerous angles.
    Its like men and women are not involved until it is one thing to accomplish with Woman gaga!
    Your own stuffs nice. All the time handle it up!

  4. says

    Hey there! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I
    came to take a look. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!

    Great blog and outstanding style and design.

  5. breast tape says

    Hello my friend! I wish to say that this post is amazing,
    great written and include approximately all vital infos.
    I would like to see extra posts like this .

  6. tape bras lift for women says

    I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come
    here and visit more often. Did you hire out a
    designer to create your theme? Great work!

  7. says

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something
    that I think I would never understand. It seems too
    complex and very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to
    get the hang of it!

  8. says

    Hello! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading your posts.

    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics?

    Thanks for your time!

  9. удаление пигментации Минск says

    May I simply say what a comfort to uncover somebody who genuinely knows what they are discussing on the internet.
    You certainly understand how to bring a problem to light
    and make it important. More people really need to read this and understand this side of the story.
    I can’t believe you aren’t more popular since you most certainly have the

  10. says

    Hi there i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anywhere,
    when i read this paragraph i thought i could also create
    comment due to this brilliant piece of writing.

  11. увеличение объема губ says

    Hi there, I found your blog by the use of Google at the same
    time as looking for a comparable subject, your web site got here up, it appears to be
    like great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hi there, simply was aware of your weblog through Google, and located that it is really informative.
    I’m going to watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful when you
    proceed this in future. Lots of people will be benefited out of your writing.

  12. увеличение губ минск says

    At this time it sounds like WordPress is the preferred blogging platform out there right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

  13. удаление пигментации says

    Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
    Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! By the way, how can we communicate?

  14. Гостиничные чеки в Москве says

    Thank you for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your
    efforts and I will be waiting for your further post thank you once

  15. says

    Hi I am so happy I found your website, I really found you by mistake,
    while I was browsing on Askjeeve for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a
    incredible post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have
    time to read it all at the moment but I have
    bookmarked it and also included your RSS feeds,
    so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the fantastic

  16. says

    It’s perfect time to make some plans for the future and it’s
    time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I
    wish to suggest you some interesting things or advice.
    Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article.
    I desire to read even more things about it!

  17. лечение кариеса says

    Hi, i feel that i noticed you visited my site thus i got here to return the
    choose?.I’m attempting to in finding issues to
    improve my website!I guess its adequate to make
    use of some of your ideas!!

  18. установка кондиционера в Минске says

    Why visitors still make use of to read news papers when in this technological world the whole thing is available on net?

  19. says

    Keep this going please, great job!

  20. лечение кариеса минск says

    I needed to thank you for this excellent read!!
    I definitely loved every little bit of it. I have got you book marked to look at new things you post…

  21. монтаж кондиционера Минск says

    Every weekend i used to pay a visit this website, because i wish for enjoyment, since
    this this site conations in fact fastidious funny data too.

  22. says

    Outstanding quest there. What happened after? Take care!

  23. Гостиничные чеки купить в Москве says

    Wow, this piece of writing is good, my sister is analyzing these things, so I
    am going to inform her.

  24. says

    Hello to every , for the reason that I am truly eager of
    reading this weblog’s post to be updated daily. It contains
    nice information.

  25. says

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any
    widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet
    my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for
    quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  26. карта мира из дерева на стену купить says

    Your method of explaining all in this article is truly good,
    every one be capable of easily be aware of it, Thanks a lot.

  27. карта из дерева на стену с подсветкой says

    Great article! That is the type of info that are meant to be shared across the internet.
    Shame on Google for now not positioning this post higher!
    Come on over and talk over with my website . Thank you =)

  28. карта из дерева на стену с подсветкой says

    Does your website have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like
    to send you an e-mail. I’ve got some ideas for your
    blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward
    to seeing it expand over time.

  29. карта мира деревянная на стену с подсветкой says

    Excellent site you have here but I was curious about if you
    knew of any forums that cover the same topics talked about here?
    I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get feed-back from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest.

    If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Many thanks!

  30. карта из дерева на стену с подсветкой says

    You are so interesting! I don’t suppose I’ve truly read a single thing like
    that before. So nice to discover someone with unique thoughts on this subject.
    Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This site is one
    thing that is required on the internet, someone with some originality!

  31. says

    This design is incredible! You definitely know how to keep a reader amused.

    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job.
    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.

    Too cool!

Post a comment

Print your tickets

error: Content is protected !!
error: Content is protected !!