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At the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 41st Annual Legislative Conference freshman CBC member U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama hosted a session on voting...
"I tell you this. The Congressional Black Caucus loves the President too. We're supportive of the President -- but we're getting tired y'all," were the words of Rep. Maxine Waters.
Tavis Smiley and Cornel West have embarked on a lengthy multi-city Poverty Tour around the country to highlight the problem low income Americans; today they stopped in the nation's capitol.
On August 8th the Congressional Black Caucus' Jobs for the People Tour will kick off in Cleveland, Ohio. Last week the CBC announced a list of nearly 100 companies that will participate in the tour.
There are 41 black members of Congress who voted on the debt ceiling deal. Twenty-seven of them voted against it.
In an increasingly vocal effort to put attention on the high rate of unemployment in their congressional districts, Rep. Cleaver and his colleagues hosted a Jobs Crisis Summit at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday morning.
Under the old laws someone possessing five grams of crack cocaine was punished with a five-year mandatory minimum sentence. An individual would have to posess 500 grams of powder cocaine to get the same sentence.