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How Black Politicians Sell Out To Big Business

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From left Rep. Barbara Lee, D- Calif., Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., and Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., walk from the a news conference outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011, after a meeting between the CBC and President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ever wondered what the staffers of Congressional Black Caucus members do after their stints on Capitol Hill? The answer, according to a Huffington Post article by Ryan Grim and Zach Carter, is they do the same thing most of their White colleagues do. They go to work for the big corporations that fund the careers of their former bosses.

They become lobbyists for giant telecoms, for greedy banksters, for military contractors, for agribusiness, Big Oil, Big Pharma, big gentrifiers and the rest, all of which are finding their Black faces and their ties to the Congressional Black Caucus, and the CBC itself, especially useful these days.

Read the whole story at Florida Courier