The Black unemployment rate for November fell to 12.5 percent and the overall unemployment rate fell to 7 percent.
The federal government closes after Congress is unable to reach a short-term budget agreement.
The Congressional Black Caucus and companies like Volt Energy are so important for the green job industry.
President Obama discusses the Syrian crisis in a primetime address to the nation.
President Obama faces the difficult task of selling skeptical Americans and lawmakers on why military intervention in Syria is necessary.
"If I had to vote today, I would cast a 'no' vote," Cleaver told The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 4.
(Photo: Courtesy Emmanuel Cleaver)