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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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)

News: Jewel James: Started From the Bottom, Now She's Here

Jewel James is a young politician on the rise. (3/14/2014)

BET Wire: Does Rep. Paul Ryan Think Black Men Are Lazy?

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't think much of men living in urban cities; conservative commentators are offended by President Obama's appearance on Between Two Ferns; immigration activists can soon bid Gov. Jan Brewer "Adios!" — and more.

Commentary: The Bullying Message of Darrell Issa

In seeking to embarrass Congressman Elijah Cummings, a conservative California congressman only burnished his own image as mean-spirited.
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