CBC Members Protest Trump’s Executive Order at Airports Nationwide

(NNPA) – At the height of the protests over President Donald Trump’s executive order that imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim countries, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) arrived at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport and asked airport officials how many people were being detained at the airport as a result of the order. Though the Trump […]

CBC Chairman Rebukes Republicans for Scheduling Blacks on Last Sessions’ Panel

(NNPA) – Seven African Americans testified on the last panel of a two-day hearing about Senator Jeff Sessions’ bid to become the next Attorney General of the United States. They included civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.). It was clear that […]

High School Artwork Pits Republicans Against CBC on Capitol Hill

(NNPA) – “We may just have to kick somebody’s ass,” new Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) told a reporter on January 10, over the repeated removal of a painting that won the annual High School Congressional Art Contest. The CBC Chair likely was exasperated with several Republican members of Congress, who spent part […]

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation To Give Away 43 Scholarships

WASHINGTON – The 2013 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation General Mills Health Scholarship Program will provide scholarships for students who plan to continue their education in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition or another health-related field and have financial need. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates or be current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate […]

CBC Member Says Obama Disrespects Blacks

FORT LAUDERDALE – Rep. Alcee L. Hastings says President Obama of consistently disrespects the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Black Press, and graduates of historically Black colleges, key groups that were critical to his re-election in November. Speaking Friday at the mid-winter convention of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), Hastings, a former federal judge, […]

Congressional Black Caucus Offers Diversity Boosting Obama Cabinet Suggestions

WASHINGTON – Amid criticisms that President Obama’s new administration seems to be dominated by White men, the new chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus has offered some diversity-boosting suggestions. In a letter sent to the White House, Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) asked the president to consider Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) for the position of Secretary […]

CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver Congratulates CBC Members Serving in Key Positions

WASHINGTON – Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement congratulating CBC Members who will serve in key congressional leadership positions during the 113th Congress: “I am proud that CBC Members will continue to advocate for the interests of their constituents, African Americans and vulnerable communities as they serve in congressional […]

CBC Will Kick Off Voter Protection Tour in March

WASHINGTON –  The Congressional Black Caucus will launch a multi-city “voter protection” tour that will kick-off the weekend of March 3 near the 47th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” “We intend to launch our voter protection tour, which will consist of field hearings and community gatherings, during the same weekend as the annual pilgrimage to Selma, […]