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The Congressional Black Caucus is mostly known for its old guard of Black politicians. But, like many organizations, a new crop of fresh, young members are taking over the CBC and trying to spread their message across all ages. Check out some excerpts from a Washington Post article below on the new changes: In January […]

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) launched a “For the People” Jobs Initiative in response to alarmingly high unemployment rates in Black America, offering hope to many Black job seekers during these troubling economic times. theGrio had a unique vantage point on the tour, having streamed all five stops and having sent correspondents to moderate each […]

MIAMI — African American congressman Andre Carson from Indiana had harsh words for the Tea Party at a recent Congressional Black Caucus event in Miami. He compared the Tea Party movement to the efforts of Jim Crow and directly addressed members of congress affiliated with the movement. The Huffington Post reports: “This is the effort […]

President Barack Obama “needs to fight, and fight harder,” Rep. Elijah Cummings told CNN on Sunday adding to the chorus of criticism from Black political leaders that claim the president  is ignoring African-Americans. Black unemployment appears to be the biggest gripe Black leaders have with Obama. Representatives Maxine Waters and John Conyers, both prominent members of […]

Frustrated with Black unemployment, Congressional Black caucus members say that they will carry the fight to Tea Party Republicans, who they blame for blame for President Obama’s latest lurch to the right. During the latest Black Caucus’ stop in Atlanta, Rep. Maxine Waters said that 43  African-American lawmakers have vowed to take matters into their […]

California Rep. Maxine Waters and Black caucus members told a mostly Black audience to “unleash” them to confront President Barack Obama on the issue of jobs during the Congressional Black Caucus “For the People Jobs Tour” town hall in Detroit, MI, on Tuesday. Waters expressed her and other Black Caucus members’ dilemma of having to […]

Nearly 4,000 job seekers attended a Congressional Black Caucus job fair held at Cleveland State University Monday, TheRoot.com reports. The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) launched a “For the People” Jobs Initiative in response to alarmingly high unemployment rates in Black America. VIDEO: Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) hosted the fair, and afterward, she and other members […]

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) launched a “For the People” Jobs Initiative Monday, including nationwide job fairs and town hall meetings in response to alarmingly high unemployment rates in Black America. A job fair and town hall at Cleveland State University in Ohio will be the first part of the CBC’s iniative. TheGrio.com reports: “Recently, […]

With Black unemployment at 16.2 percent and no solution on the horizon, the Congressional Black Caucus, who have been vocal about the lack of unemployment programs aimed at African Americans, are launching their own cross-country job fair beginning next week. The CBC will hold job fairs, town hall meetings, job readiness programs, and seminars next […]

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday publicly accused the Obama administration of failing to sufficiently address African American unemployment. During the gathering, members debated the ability of a universal job creation strategy to address persistent and disproportionate African American unemployment. “Can you imagine a situation where any other group of workers, if 34 […]

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver is saying that the Senate Republican’s vote on the a “Leadership Budget” will end Medicare; ultimately effecting vulnerable communities during the recession.