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...

#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...

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...

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...

November 4, 2014: A Historic Night for 3 Black Republicans

Mia Love. Will Hurd. Tim Scott.  Last night, Utah’s Mia Love was elected to be the the first black woman elected to Congress.  Additionally, Senator Tim Scott became the first African American...

48 Blacks Elected to Congress: Most in American History

Correction: There will likely be 48 African Americans sworn in to the 114th Congress in January, not 47.  The Big 48.  Former Utah Mayor Mia Love cruised to victory.  There was also a surprise...

5 Black Candidates for Congress Dems Didn’t Give a Dime to That They Sure as Hell Should Have

A total of $168 million and not one dime. That total –$170 million — was the record amount the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised in 2013 and 2014.  At the end of...

NC Early Voting: Dems Cast 25% More Votes Than 2010

Thankfully no one is listening to Michael Che in Georgia or North Carolina.  Mother Jones has done an analysis of Black turnout in North Carolina. If Kay Hagan wins against Voter ID architect Tom...

DCCC Begs for Cash Again, Finally Mentions a Black Person Running for Congress

The Hill, Mike Lillis: “Democrats have raised $163 million to the GOP’s $125 million. That’s an enormous discrepancy, especially considering that Republicans control 34 more House seats...

Rep. Lacy Clay Asks DoJ to Investigate St. Louis Court System #Ferguson

Clay Urges Justice Dept. to Expand Federal Probe to Cover Municipal Courts in St. Louis City & County New Data Indicates Low-Income, Minority Residents Serving as ATM Machines for Local...

#HBCU Advocates, Black Caucus React to Final Parent PLUS Change

In October 2011, the Department of Education tightened the loan standards for Parent PLUS Loans.  The change effected over 30,000 students at HBCUs at a collective loss in tuition to the schools...