Current Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. G.K. Butterfield, former Chairman Rep. Marcia Fudge, and Caucus Board Chairman Rep. Chaka Fattah, stand in line before the Congressional Black Caucus swearing-in ceremony on January 6, 2016.

READ: The Congressional Black Caucus Is Happening Right Now, But Where's the Mention of Climate Change?

A failure to address this topic may have particularly dire consequences for people of color.  

Black Dems Breaking Silence on Obama--'We're Getting Tired, Y'all'

Maxine Waters has had vocal criticism for both the president and the tea party during congressional recess. But is this the beginning of a public break between the CBC and White House?

Black Caucus Kicks Off Job Fair, Wants to Get 10,000 Hired

At least someone’s trying to be proactive about job creation.

Only the Employed Need Apply? CBC Rep Says That Oughta Be Illegal

Reps. Hank Johnson and Jesse Jackson, Jr., drop bill to ban hiring bias against people already out of work.