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Congressional Black Caucus Says 'Enough Is Enough' With Police Shootings

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke out Thursday against this week’s fatal police shootings of two black men, saying the nation needs to...

Congressional Black Caucus-Centuries Of Systemic Segregation and Discrimination Disenfranchise Black Communities; Not Proposed Open Primaries!

Gwen E. Samuel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Black Voices
Gwen E. Samuel

As a Black mom, an active voter and for the most part, a supporter of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), I was very disappointed to read that the CBC opposes changes in the Democratic Party platform.

I Am My Sister's Keeper: Black Women Demand Climate Action Now!

Dr. E. Faye Williams | Posted 06.23.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. E. Faye Williams

The terrible impacts of carbon pollution and climate change are real, and we can't ignore them. We can lock arms with the long line of strong Black women and demand action now!

The American Bison: Bringing People Together and Bridging the Political Divide

John F. Calvelli | Posted 04.27.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

These days it appears that there are few things that bring Democrats and Republicans together, especially during a contentious presidential election y...

Remembering Grenada's Impact on Black America

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 03.16.2016 | Black Voices
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

Some of the American critics of the revolution in Grenada were afraid of the revolution's potential appeal to African-Americans. This was a socialist revolution in an English-speaking nation that was made up of over 90% black people.

Top House Democrats Warn That Electing A GOP President Would 'Unravel American Values'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two top congressional Democrats denounced the possible election of a Republican president and warned that the GOP candidates, particular...

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
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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.

Black Lawmakers Say GOP Supreme Court Obstruction Is Racist

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the backlash President Barack Obama currently faces around n...

CBC PAC Chairman Says Bernie Sanders' Socialism Can't 'Eradicate Racism'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.17.2016 | Black Voices

In a move that could be crucial in the fight for the black vote, the political arm of the Congressional Black Caucus last week endorsed Hillary Clinto...

Black Progressives, It's Time to Unite Against Establishment Politics

Anthony Conwright | Posted 02.16.2016 | Black Voices
Anthony Conwright

The last time I checked "being a friend of the African American community" wasn't a viable campaign slogan, and for a member of a black caucus to use this language as way to get black Americans to cosign Hillary Clinton's campaign is insulting.

CBC PAC Chairman: Obama Should 'Definitely' Appoint Scalia's Replacement

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.17.2016 | Black Voices

There is a pivotal fight brewing over Antonin Scalia's Supreme Court successor, and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) has officially chosen sides. While Sena...

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 “Speak Out” ...

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 expe...

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 expe...

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 diversit...

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 Bla...

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 final...

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 from...

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 questioning the int...

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

President Barack Obama on Saturday applauded the “outstanding work” of law enforcement as he called for criminal justice reform during a speech at...

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.