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The Congressional Black Caucus' PAC Endorses Clinton, Sparking Controversy Among Young Black Voters

Brian Hanley | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Brian Hanley

With the South Carolina primary just weeks away, Hillary Clinton scored a key endorsement on Thursday from the Congressional Black Caucus' Political A...

The Congressional Black Caucus Is Heading To Flint

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Black Caucus will travel to Flint, Michigan, in March to protest the city's ongoing water crisis. The “Spe...

Satire: Get Ready for Tonight's Democratic Town Hall

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2016 | Comedy
Arnold Steinberg

GUIDE TO WATCHING TOWN HALL-- Look at transcript of January 17 debate Watching The Democratic Presidential Town Hall The three candidates are exp...

New! Watching the Presidential Town Hall Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

GUIDE TO WATCHING TOWN HALL-- Look at transcript of January 17 debate Watching The Democratic Presidential Town Hall The three candidates are exp...

Congressional Black Caucus Members Back Boycott Because Oscars So White

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

Two Congressional Black Caucus members are now openly supporting those who are boycotting February's Academy Awards ceremony over the lack of diversi...

Black Lives Matter Would Like A Little More Help From Congressional Black Caucus

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's no secret that many Black Lives Matter and other African-American activists feel disconnected from members of the Congressional Bl...

Hillary Under Siege

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Thursday's Fox Business News Republican presidential debate in Charleston will likely overshadow Sunday's Democratic debate in that same city.

Obama Believes Black Lives Matter, But He Didn't Say It At His Final State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though he didn't mention it by name, the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement was clear throughout President Barack Obama’s ...

GOP Congressman Wonders If Congressional Black Caucus Cares About All Black Lives

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) says he's heard a lot about how the criminal justice system and other institutions treat African-Americans fro...

Congress Must Act Now to Stop America's Gun Violence Epidemic

Rep. Robin Kelly | Posted 01.05.2016 | Black Voices
Rep. Robin Kelly

The daily shootings in America's inner cities are all too frequent reminders of the tragic impact of gun violence on our national well-being. Some studies suggest that repeated exposure to shootings in urban areas is akin to the trauma suffered by soldiers in war zones.

Black Leaders In Congress Condemn Antonin Scalia's Comments On Race

The Huffington Post | Ruby Mellen | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- African-American leaders in Congress sharply condemned Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Thursday for his remarks que...

Two Months After Netroots Nation, Should Bernie Sanders Be Thanking Black Lives Matter?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Sanders has shown since Netroots Nation that he understands that reality by addressing both areas where race and class intersect, as well as those where racial injustice inflicts harm irrespective of class.

Obama Explains Difference Between Police Reform And 'War On Cops'

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

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Making Health Equity A Reality In America

Rep. Robin Kelly | Posted 09.18.2015 | Black Voices
Rep. Robin Kelly

Your zip code, ethnicity and bank balance shouldn't determine your health. The Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America puts us one step closer to balancing the scales and realizing the core mission of the CBC Health Braintrust: Achieving health equity in a generation.

The Symbol Is Gone, But the Sentiment Remains

Donald M. Payne, Jr. | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Donald M. Payne, Jr.

We have heard complaints that removing the Confederate flag and other symbols of hatred is a distraction from the larger problems facing our nation. I agree that significantly more work must be done to address racism and persistent inequality in our nation. But symbols matter. They can connect us, they can tear us apart.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Hillary Clinton Serves Up Her Policy Pitch To Hill Dems | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton trekked to Capitol Hill Tuesday to meet with Democrats in both chambers and pitch he...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Hillary Clinton To Meet With Congressional Black Caucus | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton will make a trip to Capitol Hill next week to visit with the Congressional Black Caucus. The Democratic presidential ...

Embassies in Havana and Washington: A Victory of Diplomacy and Democracy

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 07.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

On July 1st, the governments of the United States and Cuba announced an agreement to open diplomatic relations and embassies in Washington and Havana. This is a major watershed in the road to full normalization of relations between the two states and the two societies.

Zach Carter

Democrats Throw A Wrench Into Republicans' Trade Strategy | Zach Carter | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Key Democratic lawmakers, led by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), sent a letter on Wednesday to Senate leaders saying they do not support a n...

Fighting for Heroic Moms This Mother's Day

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Rep. Barbara Lee

Support from the U.S. provides mothers with the extra help they need to protect their children and changes millions of lives for the better. Perhaps no issue better illustrates this than the U.S.'s leadership on HIV and AIDS.

Give Loretta Lynch a Vote

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
John W. Boyd Jr.

Congress has committed a shameful injustice against U.S. Department of Justice nominee Loretta Lynch, one of the most flawless Attorney General candidates in our nation's history. The legislators' treatment of this outstanding candidate is irresponsible and petty.

100 Years of Racism, From Woodrow Wilson's White House to Ferguson

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Black Voices
John W. Boyd Jr.

The road is long, but we must stay on course in the name of Jimmie Lee Jackson, killed by police in 1965 Selma and Michael Brown, shot down by police in 2014 Ferguson--and countless others who sacrificed their lives for change. We must keep faith in an America of the future, a better America that can treat all its people fairly, white, black or brown.

Ron Paul: Congressional Black Caucus Opposed War Because They Wanted To Spend Money On Food Stamps Instead

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said earlier this month that members of the Congressional Black Caucus opposed war because they wanted to spend money o...

Great African-Americans in Wax

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland honors African-American heroes and heroines. Match the following heroines with her accomplishment.

Rep. Hank Johnson: It's Not Just About Bibi Dissing Our Black President

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

I had the opportunity to interact at some length with Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson not so long ago. I'm going to hazard a guess that at some point in his life, Rep. Hank Johnson had the opportunity to study Cicero.