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Obama Congressional Black Caucus Dinner Speech: FULL VIDEO

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama gave a fiery speech at the 2009 dinner given by the Congressional Black Caucus. Watch the full speech below. Part 1 Part 2 ...

Black Lawmakers Adjusting To Political Realities Of Obama Era

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The euphoria over President Barack Obama's inauguration is giving way to political reality for African-American lawmakers as Democr...

While Leaders Meet, American Tourists Detained and Forgotten

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

Since September 4th, six Brooklyn tourists have been detained in Antigua, where a trial that is hugely slanted against them continues with no end in sight, and without help from the Obama Administration.

Congressional Black Caucus Pushes Obama To Back Strong Public Option

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hours before President Obama's Wednesday night speech to a joint session of Congress on health care reform, leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus ...

Black Caucus Members: It's Public Option Or Nothing

The Hill | Eric Zimmermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Leading members of the Black Caucus are threatening to bring down healthcare reform if it does not include a strong public option. Rep. John Conyers...

Obama Works Phones For Health Care Bill

CQ | Jonathan Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is reaching out to lawmakers in his own party, including liberals, in an effort to build momentum to pass health care overhaul, accord...

Big Radio's Attacks on Me Aren't Surprising

Dionne Warwick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dionne Warwick

There is nothing "stupid" about insisting that African American workers are paid for their labor. The Civil Rights for Musicians Act is about economic justice for African American artists.

Black Caucus Blasts Blue Dogs

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Congressional Black Caucus is blasting away at Blue Dog Democrats and other fiscal conservatives in their own party for making "spurious" claims a...

Jeff Muskus

NAACP Endorses Climate Change Legislation | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Climate change advocates gained the support of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Tuesday, the first time the organizat...

White Committee Chairmen Hire Fewer Black Aides: Congressional Survey

Congressional Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Black aides are so scarce on some House committees that the Congressional Black Caucus surveyed the panels. Their conclusion: black staffers are most ...

Cuba at a Crossroads

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Bruno Sanz


Congressional Black Caucus Fasts For Darfur

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Inspired by actress Mia Farrow, members of Congress announced Tuesday that they were beginning a limited hunger strike to show soli...

Lawmakers Press For Second Black Justice

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Congressional Black Caucus is launching a campaign to persuade President Obama to appoint one of their members to the Supreme Court seat that will...

Arthur Delaney

Bobby Rush: A Black Panther In Cuba | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Bobby Rush says he was a little unsure of himself when he first arrived at Fidel Castro's house in Cuba. The retired Communist dictator enthusias...

My Hopes and Dreams for the People of Cuba

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Bobby Rush

It is my fervent belief that by expanding trade, especially Internet-based technologies in Cuba, greater respect for human rights and the plight of Cuban dissidents will be addressed.

Policy Toward Cuba That Was Once Radical Is Now Logical -- My Interview With Rep. Barbara Lee

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Byron Williams

Economic trade can do more to alter Cuban politics internally than anything achieved by staying the present course.

Why I'm Not Now and Have Never Been the Democrats' "Rush Limbaugh"

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

I have watched with mild amusement this week the self-immolation of the Republican Party as it bows before the altar of Rush Limbaugh, begging for mer...

Obama Meets With Black Caucus To Discuss Priorities

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama reassured members of the Congressional Black Caucus that he's on their side and will do what he can to suppo...

Congressional Black Caucus Lobbies Obama For Black Commerce Secretary

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Congressional Black Caucus is lobbying President Barack Obama to pick African-American technology executive John Thompson to be his commerce secre...

Congressional Black Caucus Vice Chair Contradicts Rush: Obama Seat Not A 'Black Seat'

CNN Political Ticker | Deirdre Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, the new vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat should not ...

The Last Time We Vote For Bigotry

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The time has come to put our votes and our money where our mouth is and no longer tolerate the malleable bigotry of those who profess to be our friends, but also say we are not quite worthy of the same rights.

Frank Talk on Race and Prop. 8

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

In moving forward, we must build a coalition that embraces a universal set of principles. If we stupidly divide ourselves by sexual orientation or race, we can only expect a race to the bottom.

Jason Linkins

Rep, James Clyburn: To Pass Bailout, Add Bankruptcy Provisions Opposed By Obama | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Representative James Clyburn came to the defense of House Democrats this morning, telling MSNBC's Joe Scarborough that after all the votes are tallied...

Clinton's Not a Racist, but There's a Reason Many Blacks Think He Is

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

As Bill stepped up his Hillary barnstorm, it marked him as a racial enemy who threatened to dash many blacks' dream of getting not an honorary, but a genuine African-American in the White House.

Curb Menthol Cigarettes: Congressional Black Caucus

The New York Times | Stephanie Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Congressional Black Caucus is calling for changes to a House tobacco-regulation bill, demanding that the legislation place restrictions on menthol...