iOS app Android app

Black Caucus

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Read More: Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders 2016, Bernie Sanders Campaign, Sander Campaign, Democrats, Democracy, Democratic Party, Democratic Leadership Council, New Democrats, Democratic National Committee, 2016 Presidential Election, 2016 Presidential Race, Establishment, Dlc, Dnc, Barack Obama, President Obama, Donald Trump, Demagoguery, Demagogue, Climate Change, Environmental Crisis, Global Warming, John Lewis, Congressional Black Caucus, Black Caucus, Civil Rights Movement, Civil Rights, Liberalism, Neoliberalism, Paul Krugman, Paul Krugman New York Times, Paul Krugman on Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton 2016, Madeline Albright, Gloria Steinem, Feminism, Liberal Feminism, Human Rights, Human Rights Campaign, Naacp, Poverty, US Poverty, Housing Crisis, Rental Market, Working Families, Working Class, Socialism, Social Democracy, Democratic Socialism, Citizens United, U.S. Constitution, African Americans, Black Americans, Latino Politics, Immigration, Latinos, Politicos Latinos, Obamacare, Corporations, Corporate Power, Authoritarianism, Wealth, Wealth Gap, Wealth Inequality, Income Gap, Upper Class, Globalization, Capitalism, Corporate-Capitalism, Peggy Noonan, The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe, Wealthy, Working Poor, Women's Rights, Women, Working Women, Paid Family Leave, Second Shift, Hawks, Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations, Foreign Affairs, Empire, US-Empire-Building, Imperialism, US Military, Iraq War, Afghanistan War, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War in Syria, Isis, Miitarism, Militarization, Wages, Minimum Wage, Minimum Wage Increase, Billionaires, Koch Brothers, The Koch Brothers, Republican Primary, Democratic Primary, 2016 Election, New Hampshire Primary, Iowa Caucuses, Nevada Caucus, South Carolina Primary, Racisme, Racism, Immigration Reform, Politics News
John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

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 Washington...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Lawmaker Asks If He Can Join Black Caucus Because He Likes Rap Music

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Caucus Chair To Obama: No More Ms. Nice Guy

www.miamiherald.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Black Caucus Foundation Spent More On Catering Than Scholarships

nytimes.com | 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.

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...