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Barack Obama Pays Tribute To Black Women

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

(Reuters) President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's awards dinner in Washingto...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Lawmaker Asks If He Can Join Black Caucus Because He Likes Rap Music | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

A Republican state legislator who has previously found himself in hot water over his Facebook posts about domestic violence, black women and mental he...

How Black Politicians Sell Out To Big Business

Florida Courier | Posted 06.05.2014 | Black Voices

Ever wondered what the staffers of Congressional Black Caucus members do after their stints on Capitol Hill? The answer, according to a Huffington Pos...

The Black Congressional Budget No One Ever Talks About

The Root | Charles D. Ellison | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) federal budget proposal, crowded with unrealistic cuts on critical social programs, is like a s...

Jennifer Bendery

Black Lawmakers Fume At Marco Rubio For Stalling Black Judicial Nominees | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Congressional Black Caucus expressed outrage at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Wednesday for stalling Senate approval of tw...

Black Lawmakers Say Loan Changes Tough On Black Students

AP | SHAQUILLE BREWSTER | Posted 09.08.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — Black lawmakers on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to do something about changes to a college loan program that they say make ...

Black Caucus Has No Hard Feelings Towards Obama

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 09.08.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Black Caucus is expressing no hard feelings toward President Barack Obama despite a two-year gap in meetings with...

Black Caucus Chair To Obama: No More Ms. Nice Guy | Posted 03.23.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marcia Fudge didn’t sugarcoat her feelings about the fact that President Barack Obama has not yet chosen any African-Americans to...

Janell Ross

Michelle Obama: Roll Up Your Sleeves | Janell Ross | Posted 09.05.2012 | Black Voices

Charlotte, N.C. -- Fresh off her barn-burner convention speech Tuesday night, First Lady Michelle Obama made an appeal Wednesday to the varied constit...

GOP Lawmaker's Insensitive Email

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Tennessee has been stripped of a key subcommittee chairmanship after sending an offensive email about the legislative Bl...

Jennifer Bendery

Congressional Black Caucus Forces Vote On Darrell Issa's Treatment Of Eric Holder | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after House Republicans made history by voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, the Congressional Bla...

Jennifer Bendery

Black Lawmakers To Walk Out During House Contempt Vote On Eric Holder | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Black Caucus will walk out of the House chamber during Thursday's vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contemp...

Louisiana Black Caucus Stand Up for Kids in a Huge Way

Shawna Vercher | Posted 12.20.2011 | Impact
Shawna Vercher

Members of Louisiana's Legislative Black Caucus received the National Legislative Appreciation award from AMIKids, Inc. at their annual Board of Trust...

Black Democrats Join GOP In Criticisms Of Illinois Redistricting

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

Story has been updated with additional comments from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Three African-American congressmen from Illinois have expressed concer...

Jennifer Bendery

WATCH: Allen West: I Might Leave Black Caucus Over Lawmaker's 'Lynching' Comment | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he is considering leaving the Congressional Black Caucus after one of its leaders said Tea Party...

Jennifer Bendery

WATCH: Democratic Rep: Tea Party Would Love To See Black People 'Hanging On A Tree' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading voice in the Congressional Black Caucus told supporters last week that Tea Party-affiliated lawmakers are devastating the blac...

The F Word: Learning From Health Care Reform

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

So this is what I learned from the last weekend of the health care reform debate. First, lay a coffin at a White House fence and you're subject to arrest.

The Latino Community Wants Accountability in 2010

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

The promise of change that energized voting and participation in 2008 is bringing hundreds of Latino community leaders to Washington today.

Ethics Panel: Rangel Broke House Rules By Accepting Caribbean Trips

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Charles Rangel, the most powerful tax-writing lawmaker in Congress and a 40-year veteran of Capitol Hill, acknowledged Thursda...

Black Caucus Foundation Spent More On Catering Than Scholarships | ERIC LIPTON and ERIC LICHTBLAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the Congressional Black Caucus wanted to pay off the mortgage on its foundation's stately 1930s redbrick headquarters on Embassy Row, it turned t...

U.S. Out: President Obama Gets It Right

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

President Obama got it right when he finally decided not to participate in Durban II, the UN "Anti-Racism" Conference in Geneva.

Obama Meets With Black Caucus To Discuss Priorities

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama reassured members of the Congressional Black Caucus that he's on their side and will do what he can to suppo...

Blacks In Congress Split Over Menthol Cigarettes

New York Times | Stephanie Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Free cigarettes are no longer handed out at Congressional Black Caucus functions. And it has been years since anyone referred to Edolphus Towns, Democ...