Congressional Black Caucus

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBC) opened up its 43rd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) in Washington this Wednesday with the usual fanfare expected of…

The annual Congressional Black Caucus weekend is this weekend and that means that there’s a lot going on. Although it’s become Known as one of…

Reverend Al Sharpton talks with the crew about the Congressional Black Caucus weekend in Washington D.C.

Roland Martin returns with “NewsOne Now,” the only national daily news show that focuses on the issues African Americans are talking about.  It’s the water…

By theGrio.com Maimah Karmo, 37, was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago. With a three-year-old daughter, a fiancé and no family history of breast cancer, it was completely unexpected. After going through her second round of chemotherapy, Maimah promised God she would live a life of service. Still, there were setbacks. As she told […]

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke on the House floor for the extension of the Federal Unemployment Compensation Act. With unemployment across the U.S. at 9…

President Barack Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus seem to be mending their contentious relationship after a summer of infighting between both parties. See also: Obama…

I deal with a lot of non-black people. A lot of Blacks working in corporate or other professional fields do too. It’s not a complaint… I’m just stating my reality. But there’s something that happens when you deal with a lot of non-Blacks and then jump back into Black surroundings. I make references that I […]

WASHINGTON — In a fiery summons to an important voting bloc, President Barack Obama told blacks on Saturday to quit crying and complaining and “put on your marching shoes” to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity. And though he didn’t say it directly, for a second term, too. Obama’s speech to the annual […]

Florida Congressman Alan West says he’s contemplating leaving the Congressional Black Caucus after fellow caucus member Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind) told attendees at a recent CBC town hall metting that the Tea Party would love to see Black people hanging from trees. See also: Black Congressman: “Tea Party Would Love To See Us Hanging From […]

More than 3,000 people showed up for the Congressional Black Caucus’  “For the People” Jobs Initiative at Atlanta Technical College Thursday. The “For the People” Jobs Initiative is a five-city tour, and launched in Cleveland, Ohio August 8th. According to TheGrio.com, the Atlanta job fair featured help finding work with the federal government, GI Bill […]

California Rep. Maxine Waters and Black caucus members told a mostly Black audience to “unleash” them to confront President Barack Obama on the issue of jobs during the Congressional Black Caucus “For the People Jobs Tour” town hall in Detroit, MI, on Tuesday. Waters expressed her and other Black Caucus members’ dilemma of having to […]