Congressional Black Caucus

Since 1971, the Congressional Black Caucus has considered itself to be the “conscience of the Congress.” Thirteen Black lawmakers who represented large cities founded the group to work collectively on African-American issues. It has since grown to include 43 members from rural and urban districts. Despite losses in the 2010 midterm election cycle that returned Democrats to the minority party, several CBC members have maintained key leadership positions, including Rep. James Clyburn, who serves as Assistant Democratic Leader.

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The St. Louis County Elections Board Is Now Officially All White

Sharon Days has been replaced by a white male.

High Hopes: Setting the Stage for Obama's State of the Union Address

Black lawmakers hope Obama will tackle tough topics like race.

Black Caucus Members Invoke MLK at Ferguson Church Service

Lawmakers link Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy to the fight for criminal justice reform.

Petition Urges Obama to Invite the Brown, Garner and Rice Families to State of the Union Address

Some say inviting the families would send a strong message about plans to repair the criminal justice system.

BET Wire: New Year, New Congress

If John Boehner's perpetual tan is fake and Nancy Pelosi doesn't want it rubbing off on her designer suits; President Obama lays the groundwork for his State of the Union address; Ben Carson is facing allegations of plagiarism; the CBC means busin...

Rep. G.K. Butterfield Becomes the 24th Chairman of the CBC

North Carolina lawmaker outlines his agenda for 2015.
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