This blog is named after the 42 members of Congress present in office when President Barack Obama was elected. Regardless of how many African American members of Congress there are the blog will always be named CREW OF 42. Presently in the 112th Congress there are 44 African American members of Congress. Keeping the name CREW OF 42 is in no way a slap to the two Black GOP members Reps. Allen West and Tim Scott. I speak with them regularly and both are cool.