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Congressional Black Caucus

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.

Mariah Stewart

Congressional Black Caucus Supports Ferguson Protesters | Mariah Stewart | Posted 01.20.2015 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Members of the Congressional Black Caucus visited Ferguson this weekend to attend a special church service honoring Dr. Martin Luther...

Amanda Terkel

Black Lawmakers To Focus On Criminal Justice Reform In New Congress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and other African-American men who have died at the hands of law enforcement in recent months w...

Wanted: African American Leadership

Victor Burt | Posted 02.14.2015 | Black Voices
Victor Burt

We waited. Trayvon Martin. Mike Brown. Eric Garner. Nothing.

Black Lawmakers Bring Ferguson Protest Symbol To House Floor

The Huffington Post | Donte' Stallworth | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

The Ferguson protests came to the House floor Monday night, when a group of black lawmakers raised their hands in the gesture that has come to symboli...

Here's Why Black Lawmakers Oppose Federal Recognition Of This Virginia Tribe

AP | By FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virgini...

Are Democrats the Real Racists?

Chris Sosa | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Chris Sosa

Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, recently elected speaker of the assembly's Republican caucus, stepped down this week. His resignation comes after he claimed that the "relationship of Negroes and Democrats is truly a master-slave relationship, with the benevolent master knowing what's best for his simple-minded darkies."

Kate Sheppard

Utility Group Tries To Rally Black Caucus Against Solar Incentives | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Representatives of an industry group representing electric companies met with staffers for members of the Congressional Black Caucus o...

Obama: Mistrust Of Police Corroding American Society

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exist...

'Call for Peace' Seeks Justice, Solidarity for Trans Women of Color

Addison Rose Vincent | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Addison Rose Vincent

In response to the rise in violence and the lack of media and political attention, the group 'Black Trans* Women's Lives Matter' will be hosting a national call for peace and vigil outside the Congressional Black Caucus Conference in Washington, DC this Saturday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Arthur Delaney

Police Say Someone Threw A Molotov Cocktail At A Missouri Democrat's Office | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Police in Kansas City, Missouri say someone threw a Molotov cocktail at Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's (D-Mo.) office there early Thursday morni...

Amanda Terkel

Military Revises 'Racially Biased' Hairstyle Rules | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the military will allow female service members to have a wider range of hairstyles ...