The 15 Black Caucus Members Who Attended the #NetanyahuSpeech

Members of the Black Caucus who attended the joint session with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Reps. David Scott (D-GA), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Alcee Hastings...

A Black U.S. Senator from Maryland? #Mikulski

Sen. Edwards, Sen. Cummings, Sen. Alsobrooks, Sen. Blake, Sen. Steele or Sen. Brown. With today’s announcement from Senator Barbara Mikuski (D-MD) that she will retire in 2016, there is a...

7 Other Members Who Aren’t @RepDavidScott @RepCorrineBrown Should Yell At #DHS

Drama. Yesterday during votes on whether or not to fund the Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) went after Rep. David Scott (D-GA) — who had voted with the...

Rep. Greg Meeks: Rudy Giuliani’s Bigotry is Familiar From Time as Mayor

New York Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY), who represents Queens, issued the following statement on comments made by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani last week at a GOP fundraising event. What...

President Obama Said to Be Critical of #HBCUs During CBC Meeting

“These are difficult times for our institutions, our students and their families – even more difficult than when we first began this journey together in 2009.”  — Hampton University...

Last Meeting: 611 Days Ago. Black Caucus To Meet #Obama

611 Days. Their last meeting was June 9, 2013 — and that was after a 790 day break from the last meeting before that.  Not that I’m counting or anything.  Group meetings between the...

Justice Reform: 2 Democrats + 2 Republicans = Mandatory Minimum Bill

On February 4, two Democrats and two Republicans joined to re-introduce the Justice Safety Valve Act.  The legislation would give federal judges flexibility in sentences carrying mandatory...

@RepJeffries “State of the District” Speech Includes Mention of #Ferguson Bills

On January 29, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries delivered his second annual “state of the district” address at Long Island University in Brooklyn.  During his address, Congressman Jeffries...

Black Caucus #Ferguson Trip Was A Bit More Than a Church Visit

If you read most of what was reported on the visit of 11 members of the Congressional Black Caucus to Ferguson, Mo., on the weekend before the Martin Luther King Holiday, you’d think it was...

A List: 27 Black Caucus Members Are Ranking Members

It’s about power and who makes the decisions. All this talk of limiting the number of terms a House member can serve as a Chairman comes at the exact same time Black members of Congress are...

20 of 48 Blacks in Congress Are in Districts That Are Less Than 50% Black

20 of 48.  There are 48 Blacks in Congress, the highest number in history.  Twenty of the 48 African Americans were elected in a district or state that’s less than 50% Black.   Several...

#Ferguson Bill on Grand Jury Overhaul Offered by @LacyClayMO1 @RepHankJohnson

H.R. 429. On January 21, Reps. Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Lacy Clay (D-MO), introduced the Grand Jury Reform Act.  The bill, which is related to the non indictments of police officers Darren Wilson...

House Dems Talk Of Limit to Seniority Power as CBC Hits Peak Seniority Power

The Power of Seniority. Some House Democrats are once again talking about limiting the power of seniority just as — you guessed it — boatloads of African American members of Congress...