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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Does the White House Understand the Value of an HBCU Education?

Congressional Black Caucus members say HBCUs need more support.

Obama Hosts 'Productive' Meeting With the Congressional Black Caucus

President Obama discusses a wide range of issues with members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

CBC Blasts Rand Paul for Opposition to Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

The Congressional Black Caucus says Rand Paul's objections are unfounded.

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Sharon Days has been replaced by a white male.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.
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