James Clyburn

Since 1993, Democrat James Clyburn has been serving in the House of Representatives for the 6th District of South Carolina. A prominent figure of the Civil Rights era — he marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — Clyburn was arrested a number of times for his activism, and it was during one of those incarcerations that he met his wife, Emily. Clyburn is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the leadership liaison to the Appropriations Committee, as well as one of the Democratic Caucus' primary liaisons to the Obama White House.

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BET Wire: New York Golf Clubs Diss Obama

Fancy golf clubs reject President Obama; it's business as usual with Congress voting to condemn the president and against the Affordable Care Act; the affable Rep. Jim Clyburn accidentally urges Americans to sext – and more.

Can the Tragedy in Ferguson Jumpstart a Movement?

Lawmakers hope African-Americans have been spurred to engage.

Throwback Thursday: Black Leaders Back in the Day

Political and civil rights leaders take us on a trip down Memory Lane.

BET Wire: Have You Heard About the 'War on Whites'?

President Obama hosted 50 African leaders at an historic summit, Rep. Mo Brooks accused Democrats of waging a "war on whites," Rep. James Clyburn is pretty sure Republicans want to impeach the president — and more.

Throwback Thursday With Asst. Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn

The love story of James and Emily Clyburn.

Leaders Rally for Voting Rights for Today

Leaders urge Americans to fight for passage of the Voting Rights Amendment Act.
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