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Wanted: African American Leadership

Victor Burt | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 11.29.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

#StandWithKeith to End Gaza Blockade

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

As of this writing, Representative Ellison stands alone among Members of Congress in calling for the economic blockade on civilians in Gaza to end.

50 Years After the Civil Rights Act, Our Journey Continues

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 09.01.2014 | DC
Rabbi Marc Schneier

As we kick off the summer of the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, let us remember this historic moment in time and recommit ourselves towards working for justice and equality between members of all races, religions and communities.

Zach Carter

How Democrats Are Accidentally Helping The Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past two years, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has repeatedly wrestled with factions of his own party as he tries to...

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...

Zach Carter

How The Congressional Black Caucus Went To War With Itself Over Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Gwen Moore does not seem like anybody's idea of a corporate stooge. The Milwaukee Democrat, a single mom who once survived on welfare, has sponsored e...

Jennifer Bendery

Michael Boggs Nomination Rattles Congressional Black Caucus Members

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's nomination of Michael Boggs to serve on the federal bench is causing members of the Congressional Black Caucus ...

Jennifer Bendery

Congressional Black Caucus Thanks Harry Reid For Opposing Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) got a letter of thanks from the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday for his unequivocal op...

Military's Ban on Nappy Hair

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.13.2014 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

African American female servicemembers comprise the highest percentage of women in the military.

Paul Ryan Holds Meeting With Black Members Of Congress

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan said Wednesday he had a productive meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, a gathering that came we...

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...

Amanda Terkel

Pentagon To Review Controversial Military Hairstyle Policies For Black Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the Pentagon would be reviewing each service's policies on women's hairstyles, afte...

The Civil Rights Act at 50: Why We Still Need Liberation Policy

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Hearing President Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we are encouraged by the progress America has made to live up to its promise.

Amanda Terkel

Black Female Lawmakers Object To Army's 'Discriminatory' Ban On Certain Hairstyles

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 16 women in the Congressional Black Caucus sent Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel a letter Thursday objecting to the Army's ban on certa...

Even the Rich Should Reject the Ryan Budget

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

As the House votes on a budget plan this week, the choice is not between serving the rich or the poor. It's a choice between investing in broad-based prosperity and continuing a failed experiment of austerity.

Paul Ryan Admits His Poverty Remarks Were 'Inarticulate'

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 14 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Paul Ryan on Friday agreed to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus after members...

Paul Blumenthal

Telecom Giants Paid Millions To 'Honor' Minority Lawmakers Before The Merger

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Comcast and Time Warner Cable are heading into the lobbying stage of their proposed merger with a strong hand. They boast large teams of...