Some families have a mom and a dad or just a grandma or two moms or some variation of adults who take responsibility for making sure the next generation turns out OK. Like Hillary said: It takes hot sauce in a bag, and a village, to raise children.
Ask U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, what’s on his mind for 2018 and he’ll get directly to the point: 218 seats. That’s the number of seats the Democrats need to really throw its weight around to do the things its members want to achieve over the next two years.
On Tuesday, May 8, the Congressional Black Caucus will be hosting a Twitter town hall focused on community policing and police accountability, during which members will be responding to questions and comments from constituents, celebrities, activists and advocates alike.
Shirley Chisholm is a history-making black woman.
Chisholm first made history in 1968 when she became the first black woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, representing the 12th Congressional District of Brooklyn in New York City. Chisholm was also a founding member of both the Congressional Black Caucus and the…
I was on a flight from Washington, D.C., to Pittsburgh during the State of the Union, so I missed the entire thing. Actually, “missed,” in this context, is somewhat misleading. Because even if I had been able to watch it, I probably wouldn’t have. Because the absurd theater of what happens when President Donald Trump…
On Sept. 3, 1944, 24-year-old Recy Taylor and two friends were on their way home from a late-night church service in Abbeville, Ala., when a group of white men abducted and raped her. Taylor refused to stay silent about the assault. Two grand juries refused to bring charges against her attackers. Taylor, who died at…
As allegations of sexual misconduct against veteran Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) continue to mount, members of the Congressional Black Caucus are looking to get him to resign from the House of Representatives.
Rep. John Conyers, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 50 years, said this week that he was not going to resign his seat over accusations of sexually harassing female staffers.
A number of black leaders in Congress, the media and academia have roundly criticized White House chief of staff John Kelly for his inaccurate and dangerous comments about the Civil War.
After being pressed by black lawmakers, Facebook has finally committed to hiring a black person to serve on its board of directors. Currently, no people of color sit on Facebook’s board.
A year ago, when Raheem DeVaughn and I set out to create our new project, Footprints on the Moon, I never imagined the absurd experiences we would have. I was kindly escorted out of a Washington, D.C., club with R&B singer Christopher Williams, and heckled by El DeBarge and his entourage while performing in Anaheim,…
Three weeks. That is how long I’ve been sick with an unknown virus (the thing doctors tell you when they don’t know what it is but know it won’t kill you). It’s not the flu. It’s not a cold. But it is one thing—a jerk. Just the biggest jerk of a disease ruining my social life by forcing me to be actually antisocial,…
When Jemele Hill’s Trump tweets reflected the concerns of millions of Americans, including her white male colleagues, she was condemned because, well, “You know how they can be.”
Make no mistake: Many black lawmakers are not here for President Donald Trump. And they weren’t shy about sharing their disdain for 45 at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
These are some of the things the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference is known for: policy talk for the black community, mixed in with big parties, behind-the-scenes shenanigans and profilin’ outfits.
For the first time since the Obama administration left office and subsequently moved most of the chocolate and reasonable, left-brain thinking out of the White House, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., is upon us. It all starts Wednesday.
When this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference kicks off Wednesday, there will be the usual convergence of politicos, professionals, subject-matter experts, students, policy wonks and the like who will descend upon Washington, D.C., for a steady slate of panels, discussions, town…
Maya Rockeymoore, a policy consultant and head of Global Policy Solutions, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., says that she is strongly considering a run for governor of Maryland in 2018.
Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, Democrat from New Orleans and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, wrote a three-page letter Wednesday to Donald Trump declining his invitation to the CBC to meet with him, and outlining the many reasons the group as a whole is saying no.
If there was a nexus between the Black Lives Matter movement and the pussy-hat-wearing, International Day of Women post-Trump-election movement, it should have been the St. Louis Democratic primary for mayor on Tuesday.