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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BET Wire: Be Careful What You Wish For

New Yorkers responded to an NYPD call for photos with images of police brutality; a GOP House staffer tells boss at public event how he's "lucked out" with Obamacare; Donald Trump doesn't like the way President Obama walks – and more.

Civil Rights Leaders: Supreme Court Michigan Ruling a Step Backward

Lawmakers and other leaders on Supreme Court's ruling on Michigan's affirmative action ban.

Democrats Warm Up for a "War on Poverty" With Republicans on Capitol Hill

Congressional Democrats say the Republican budget hurts the poor.

Black Congresswomen Ask Army to Reconsider Ban on Ethnic Hairstyles

Congressional Black Caucus members issue an appeal to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Rep. Barbara Lee Checks Bill O'Reilly on Calling Her a 'Race Hustler'

Rep. Barbara Lee rips Bill O'Reilly for racist remark.

News: Rep. Marcia Fudge – The Congresswoman and Her Muse

The CBC Chair reveals which lawmaker inspires her. (3/17/2014)
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