Lewis drama in Congress taken from civil rights playbook

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernard Lafayette was all smiles as he watched his civil rights comrade John Lewis commandeer the floor of the U.S. House for an old-fashioned, marathon sit-in over gun legislation. Lafayette goes back with Lewis to the student sit-in protests in Nashville, Tennessee, to the early days of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, […]

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 […]