Marion Barry (1936-2014) and Summer Jobs

Early this morning former Washington, D.C. Mayor and current Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry died. In an age of gridlock where many members of Congress brag about flying back and fourth from home...

2016 Campaign Starts With Jim Webb’s Walk Into Inner Cities, Focus on White Poverty

Former Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia, launched his campaign for President late last night via an e-mail and a video.  Webb is establishing a exploratory committee that is likely to...

CBC’s 7: Conyers, Waters, EBJ, BennieT, Scott, Cummings + CorrineB

SEVEN UP. It was a fascinating week for the Congressional Black Caucus.  Perhaps one of their best days since four Black Caucus members became Committee Chairman in January 2009. The week started...

John Lewis + Bennie Thompson Defend Duckworth on Proxy Issue

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is pregnant and can’t fly to Washington, D.C.  Should she be able to vote by proxy? That’s what House Democrats debate for over an hour during a closed...

#BlackUnemployment: Black Leaders Silent on Immigration Executive Order

Black Unemployment Has Always Been Double.  How might President Obama’s pending executive order on immigration effect Black unemployment?  Isn’t that a question “black...

G.K. Butterfield To Be Elected 24th Chair of the Black Caucus Wednesday

On Wednesday, November 19, Rep. G.K. Butterfield will be elected the 24th Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. This post was originally published at Crewof42 in September.  HERE COMES THE...

@RepDonnaEdwards @JoaquinCastroTX: Will DCCC Finally Step Into the Future?

The selection of who will be the next Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair will tell you all you need to know about whether or not House Democrats have learned anything from November...

Dems Didn’t Give a Dime to This Candidate Who Came Within 1% of Victory in 2012

Flashback to 2012 — John Ewing of Nebraska. Here’s a 2012 flashback for you.  This next story is one of the many reasons why there is a continuing schism between the Black Caucus and...

Wait, Steve Horsford Was Asked By DCCC to MATCH Contributions Days Before Loss?

DID YOU SAY… OCTOBER CONTRIBUTION MATCH? Though Rep. Steve Horsford (D-NV) is taking his loss on election day well and not blaming DCCC … his colleagues …. well…...

Minorities Set to Be Half of House Democratic Caucus in 2015

Minorities to Be Half of the Democratic Caucus in the House.  The changing demographics in America are beginning to show up in the U.S. House — particularly on the Democratic side of the...

Pelosi Calls Louis Stokes After His Talk With CBC on Seniority

STOKED ABOUT SENIORITY. Former Congressman Louis Stokes, 89, who served as the second Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus from 1972 to 1974, got a phone call Wednesday night…. from...

Black Caucus Chair Fudge Drops “Dear Colleague” On Seniority

  SENIORITY “DEAR COLLEAGUE.” Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH) has sent out a letter to members of the Democratic Caucus regarding seniority. “Those who through years of...

After Pelosi Letter Black Caucus Meets on Seniority

SENIORITY AS “A CONSIDERATION”  Members of the Black Caucus met over dinner last night for over three hours — primarily on the issue of committee seniority.  All of the Black...

Black Caucus Chair: Don’t Blame Black Voters for Dem Midterm Flop

Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge doesn’t want anyone blaming Black voters for the Democrats massive election day failure. We actually don’t know who voted or not yet because the data...