Specifically, we are asking that you accept the request of membership of all Blacks in Congress, including Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), a former undocumented individual who, like you and I, is of African descent.
Commentary

OP-ED: If Kamala Harris Is Black Enough for the Black Caucus, So Is Adriano Espaillat

NNPA NEWSWIRE — We recently celebrated the birthdays of two visionary Black leaders, Martin Luther King Jr. and Arturo Alfonso Schomburg. Yet, this February, as we honor the birthday of the pioneer Rosa Parks and celebrate Black History Month, it is a perfect time for the CBC to address our request and petition for an inclusive Black agenda and membership. […read more]

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“This campaign of disinformation is extremely disconcerting because black voter turnout declined in 2016 – for the first time in 20 years…” — CBC Statement on Russian interference in the 2016 election
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Congressional Black Caucus Issues Release on Russian Interference

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “During the 2016 presidential election cycle, hundreds of thousands of minority voters were disenfranchised before they even had a chance to walk into the voting booth. As today’s report produced for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence makes clear – this was a carefully orchestrated effort by Russian actors to exploit social media platforms in order to suppress turnout among black voters…” […read more]

National

New Congressional Caucus Champions HBCUs

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A little help may be on the way for historically Black colleges and universities struggling against falling financial support and an increasingly skeptical public. The Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus was launched last week, with Congressional members Read More

Politics

GOP Leaders to Skip Selma Event

  (Politico) – Scores of U.S. lawmakers are converging on tiny Selma, Alabama, for a large commemoration of a civil rights anniversary. But their ranks don’t include a single member of House Republican leadership — a point that isn’t lost on congressional black leaders. None Read More

Op-Ed

Our Own Worst Enemy

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Black Democrats are the most despised people on the face of this earth and they have worked hard to deserve this designation. They vote upwards of 90 percent for Democratic candidates for president and get very little in exchange for Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

The CBC—Then and Now

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Too often people who have experienced and endured long term oppression and suffering take for granted some of the socioeconomic and political indicators of progress. In other words, it is important periodically to assess both the setbacks and Read More

Op-Ed

CBC: The Clueless Black Caucus

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   On the very day that Michael Brown, the slain teenager from Ferguson, Mo., was buried, the Congressional Black Caucus made a major announcement. They sent a letter complaining to President Obama. Yep, you heard correctly. They took the bold Read More

Op-Ed

Obama’s War Stance Exposes Liberal Hypocrisy

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Last week, Americans commemorated the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on 9/11/2001. During this crisis, Americans become one and put aside their differences for a season. As I reflected on that occasion, I also thought about Read More

Op-Ed

Obama has Blacks Marching Backward

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist As the country and the world begin to focus on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, this is a good time to revisit the real goals of the March. Of course, it is most remembered for Dr. Read More

Op-Ed

Obama is a ‘Do-Nothing’ (For Blacks) President

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist In the 2008 presidential election, Blacks were the largest voting bloc for Obama (as a percentage)—96 percent.   In 2012, Obama received 93 percent of the Black vote, again the largest percentage of any voting bloc. What type of return on Read More

Politics

CBC Offers its Budget Plan

by Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Congressional Black Caucus opposes a proposed House Republican budget for fiscal 2014 and instead offered an alternative budget that it said is faired to the voters the CBC represents. Referring to the Republican plan CBC Read More

Politics

CBC Member Says Obama Disrespects Blacks

by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief Rep. Alcee Hastings is Upset with Obama (Photo by Ann Ragland/NNPA) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (NNPA) – Rep. Alcee L. Hastings says President Obama of consistently disrespects the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Black Press, and graduates of historically Black Read More