The new CBC features nine new members of the U.S. House bringing the group to a total of 55. The 116th Congress will be the first time that the Congressional Black Caucus will ever have over fifty members.
Black History

Fifty-Five Strong: The Largest Congressional Black Caucus Kicks Off the 116th Congress

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “I am proud to witness the ceremonial swearing-in of the largest @OfficialCBC in history. With 55 members and @RepKarenBass serving as their chairwoman, the Congressional Black Caucus is stronger than ever,” wrote Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez. […read more]

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Black History

Power of the Gavel: Five Black Caucus Members Set to Chair Committees in Congress

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Rep. Maxine Waters is slated to chair the powerful House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Bobby Scott will be the Chairman of Education and the Workforce Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings will Chair the Government Oversight Committee, Rep, Bennie Thompson will Chair Homeland Security and Texas Eddie Bernice Johnson will Chair the committee on Science, Space and Technology. […read more]

Op-Ed

Feds Likely to Rein in For-Profit Colleges

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   As higher education costs continue to increase faster than most consumers’ income, college loan debt has now topped $1.2 trillion. Even so, most consumers would agree that its cost is worth the chance to climb the ladder of economic Read More