Congressional Black Caucus told to be quiet on Syria

The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus dissuaded members from speaking publicly about the Obama administration’s efforts to rally support for military action against Syria, multiple media outlets report. Numerous publications reported that Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, sent an email to caucus members asking them “to limit public comment” on the Syria debate. One CBC […]

Black congressmen speak out on the Travyon Martin case

When it comes to African Americans having a voice in the hallowed halls of the U.S. Capitol, we rely on our black elected officials. Here’s what they had to say about the recent George Zimmerman “Not guilty” verdict in the February 2012 killing of the unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in Florida.

Congressional Black Caucus Launches Jobs Tour; Will Bid to Improve Image Work?

With a reported 15.9 percent unemployment rate hovering above the African American community like a perpetual storm cloud — which is much higher if you count the individuals who have stopped looking — the Congressional Black Caucus has launched a national “For the People” jobs initiative and town hall meetings in major metropolises across the […]