Congressional Black Caucus

Fourth Package Bomb Detonates In Austin, Injuring Two

UPDATE: Austin Bombing Suspect Kills Himself in Explosion

Law enforcement was approaching Mark Anthony Conditt’s vehicle as he detonated the device.

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus

WATCH: Congressional Black Caucus Censures President Trump for 'Sh*thole' Comments

The Caucus livestreamed the proceeedings.

Donald Trump, Steve Bannon. White men sit at a table

Four Congressional Caucuses Call for Removal of White Supremacists From White House

“In the wake of the deadly hate crimes and violence committed by White supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, we write to request the immediate removal of Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka from any positions in the White House.”

People in a room at the White House

CBC Response to Trump Administration's Meeting Invite: Nah

The Congressional Black Caucus says Trump’s policies will “devastate Black communities.”

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-TX) (C) speaks with (L-R) representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Judy Chu (D-CA), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Delegate Donna Christensen (D-VI).

Representatives of Color Receive Near-Perfect Score on Environmental Voting Record

The report looks at how congressional members voted on issues concerning environmental justice and public health.

Blue background, black fists, text reads: "What did Trump do? The first 100 days, #StayWoke list"

Congressional Black Caucus Encourages Americans to #StayWoke

The body created a list of 100 “troubling” actions carried out by the Trump Administration in its first 100 days.

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READ: Coretta Scott King's 1986 Letter Condemning Jeff Sessions

“Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly Black voters.”

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WATCH: Senator Cory Booker to Testify Against Jeff Sessions

It’s the first time a U.S. senator has gone on the record against a colleague during a confirmation hearing.

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.  

Young Black activists wearing T-shirts that say "Build Black futures" sit in a House Budget Committee meeting holding up signs as a Black woman security guard addresses them.

Movement for Black Lives Members Hit Capitol Hill to Press Elected Officials on Economic and Criminal Justice Issues

In somewhat of a pivot from their usual work, The Movement for Black Lives activists went to Capitol Hill yesterday to lobby individual U.S. representatives and senators on a range of Black economic and criminal justice issues.

House Dems Fight Provision That Would Force Library of Congress to Reinstate the I-Word

“Dated and dehumanizing terms such as ‘illegal alien’ and ‘alien’ have taken on a highly negative connotation and perpetuate the denigration of immigrant communities.”

Congressional Black Caucus PAC Endorses Hillary Clinton

Both Democratic presidential hopefuls are actively seeking support from communities of color. 

President Obama Addresses Empowering Black Women During CBCF Speech

The President’s speech at this weekend’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation gala focused on the concerns of black women, whose voices have been marginalized even during justice struggles.  

Congressional Black Caucus: 'Dear Pope, Love Your Work'

Congressional Black Caucus sends shout out to the Pope.

Highlights From Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference

African-American Congress members gathered last week to tackle new policies concerning economic inequality, voting rights and criminal justice.

Black Lawmakers Demand an End to Prison-to-Deportation Pipeline

Despite the alleged wall between African Americans and black immigrants, the CBC has made immigration reform a priority this year. The caucus has joined grassroots advocates in their demand for a new migration system and an end to the prison-to-deportation pipeline

Rep. Maxine Waters Officially Cleared of All Ethics Charges

The House Ethics Committee on Tuesday officially cleared Rep. Maxine Waters of all ethics charges after nearly three years of investigating the California Democrat.

Where Will a Next Generation Emerge in Black Electoral Politics?

Four years ago youth of color–and African Americans in particular–played a larger role than they had in generations. Will that generation continue to vote, organize and even find their way into key campaign roles in such significant numbers?

Maxine Waters Calls Obama's CBC Criticism 'Curious'

Waters says the president would never have told any other group of legislators to “stop complaining.”

Obama to Black Lawmakers: 'Stop Crying, We've Got Work to Do'

The president’s remarks were just one of the more memorable moments from the annual Congressional Black Caucus’s legislative conference.