Last week was the 41st Annual Legislative Conference for the Congressional Black Caucus. The conference was filled with panels, author talks/signings,  and direct contact with Congressional Black Caucus members to discuss the ills of the Black community and things that can be done to fix it. But you probably didn’t hear about that. You probably […]

President Obama’s speech this Saturday night was controversial for more than just his call for African Americans to “stop complaining.” It has become even more of a hot topic for how the Associated Press spelled “complaining” in the headline of the story. The AP wrote “complainin” with a dropped g. Now, the debate amongst many […]

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 […]

With Black unemployment approaching 17 percent in the country — the highest in 27 years — the Congressional Black Caucus’ forum this week will surely focus on this issue. In a series of town hall meetings and discussions, several members will talk about the unemployment problem and how to attack it. The CBC conference comes […]

CBC Chair Emanuel Cleaver has responded to critics saying that his organization wasn’t as proactive in attacking the president until President Obama took office. The claim that a Black president taking office was all it took for the Congressional Black Caucus to reengage in the issues bothers Cleaver. “If (former President) Bill Clinton had been […]

The Congressional Black Caucus is mostly known for its old guard of Black politicians. But, like many organizations, a new crop of fresh, young members are taking over the CBC and trying to spread their message across all ages. Check out some excerpts from a Washington Post article below on the new changes: In January […]

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) launched a “For the People” Jobs Initiative in response to alarmingly high unemployment rates in Black America, offering hope to many Black job seekers during these troubling economic times. theGrio had a unique vantage point on the tour, having streamed all five stops and having sent correspondents to moderate each […]

MIAMI — African American congressman Andre Carson from Indiana had harsh words for the Tea Party at a recent Congressional Black Caucus event in Miami. He compared the Tea Party movement to the efforts of Jim Crow and directly addressed members of congress affiliated with the movement. The Huffington Post reports: “This is the effort […]

President Barack Obama “needs to fight, and fight harder,” Rep. Elijah Cummings told CNN on Sunday adding to the chorus of criticism from Black political leaders that claim the president  is ignoring African-Americans. Black unemployment appears to be the biggest gripe Black leaders have with Obama. Representatives Maxine Waters and John Conyers, both prominent members of […]

Frustrated with Black unemployment, Congressional Black caucus members say that they will carry the fight to Tea Party Republicans, who they blame for blame for President Obama’s latest lurch to the right. During the latest Black Caucus’ stop in Atlanta, Rep. Maxine Waters said that 43  African-American lawmakers have vowed to take matters into their […]