Post Tagged with: "Congressional Black Caucus"

Report: Bogus Congressman Got Backstage at Obama Black Caucus Event

Report: Bogus Congressman Got Backstage at Obama Black Caucus Event

Bloomberg News reports that an unidentified man posing as a member of Congress made it into a secure area backstage during President Obama’s appearance last week at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner in Washington, DC. The man entered the backstage area during or just after Obama’s speech at the […]

by · October 3, 2014 · Politics
Rep. Steve King: Ferguson Protesters of “Continental Origin” So Racial Profiling Not Factor

Rep. Steve King: Ferguson Protesters of “Continental Origin” So Racial Profiling Not Factor

WTF? Rep. Steve King proved once again why he is a raving lunatic. He was asked by Newsmax TV if the Congressional Black Caucus should investigate what’s occurring in Ferguson over the murder of unarmed black teen Michael Brown and he said it’s not necessary because they are all black. […]

by · August 14, 2014 · Politics
Rep. Paul Ryan Defends Comments On ‘Lazy Inner City Men,’ AKA Black Men

Rep. Paul Ryan Defends Comments On ‘Lazy Inner City Men,’ AKA Black Men

Eddie Munster look-alike, Rep. Paul Ryan is defending racist comments he made about inner city men — ahem, black men. Ryan, the House Budget Committee chair and one-half of a failed Republican presidential ticket, is trying to brand himself as an anti-poverty crusader. He went on Bill Bennett’s radio show […]

by · March 13, 2014 · Politics, Today's Headlines
Head of Congressional Black Caucus Tells Members to Stay Quiet on Syria

Head of Congressional Black Caucus Tells Members to Stay Quiet on Syria

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, reportedly sent members an email asking them to stay largely silent on Syria until lawmakers receive more information about President Obama’s plans for missile strikes, The Hill reports. Fudge spokeswoman Ayofemi Kirby told The Hill she asked members “to limit […]

by · September 5, 2013 · Politics, Today's Headlines
Congressional Caucus Drafts Racial Profiling Bill in Aftermath of George Zimmerman Verdict

Congressional Caucus Drafts Racial Profiling Bill in Aftermath of George Zimmerman Verdict

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has readied bills that will address racial profiling, stand your ground laws and non-violent training for neighborhood watch volunteers in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict for the death of Trayvon Martin. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), an icon of the civil rights era, said […]

Black Democratic Reps. David Scott, Sanford Bishop Jr., Bennie Thompson Hold-Outs on Marriage Equality

Black Democratic Reps. David Scott, Sanford Bishop Jr., Bennie Thompson Hold-Outs on Marriage Equality

If you are black and gay, you should know that there are three Congressional Black Caucus members who are hold-outs on marriage equality:  Rep. David Scott (D-GA), Sanford Bishop Jr. (D-GA) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS). All three voted in favor of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man […]

by · March 27, 2013 · Gay Rights
House Ethics Committee Votes to Proceed with Ethics Case Against CBC Member Maxine Waters

House Ethics Committee Votes to Proceed with Ethics Case Against CBC Member Maxine Waters

BREAKING NEWS:  The House Ethics Committee has voted unanimously to allow the ethics case against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) to proceed. The decision come after an outside counsel investigated the committee’s handling of the case.  The case alleges Maxine Waters had a financial conflict of interest involving her husband’s holdings in a […]

by · June 6, 2012 · Black Politics

Rep. Allen West Slams Obama on Same Sex-Marriage Stance While He Ignores Black Community

REP. ALLEN WEST SLAMS OBAMA:  I don’t agree with Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on anything but I do agree that President Obama has largely ignored the plight of the black community, in much the same way as the Republicans. West slams Obama in a letter to his constituents  for his […]

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Wife Dianne Cleaver Sued by Bank of America for $1.5 Million Loan

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Wife Dianne Cleaver Sued by Bank of America for $1.5 Million Loan

DEADBEAT CONGRESSMAN:  Bank of America has sued Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and is seeking repayment of $1.5 million from the congressman, his wife, Dianne Cleaver, and The Cleaver Company, for a 20 year loan that was originated in 2002 at a 6.25% interest rate for his car wash in Grandview. […]

by · April 7, 2012 · Lawsuits

Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ) to Introduce Official Resolution for House Vote to Honor Whitney Houston

As much as Whitney Houston made a tremendous contribution to the music world, does she really deserve to have a resolution brought to the House floor? Sheila Jackson-Lee tried that when Michael Jackson died and was shot down because of his history of prescription drug abuse and addiction. I know […]

by · February 16, 2012 · Black Entertainment News