Category Archives: Congressional Black Caucus

Martin Luther King, blacks, Vietnam, & Russia

Blacks have come a long way. On 4 April 1968, their civil rights warrior, Martin Luther King, Jr., was cut down by an assassin’s bullet while standing on a hotel balcony in Memphis. The Tet Offensive had only occurred three … Continue reading

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Blacks have not turned the symbolism of Obama into political capital

For the past eight years, black Americans have talked about the significance of the Obama presidency the way affluent blacks talk about buying a Cadillac or a Mercedes Benz. The opening of Ta-Nehisi Coates latest piece for The Atlantic (“My … Continue reading

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No, Mrs. Waters. The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy has not helped unemployment

Maxine Waters and the rest of the Congressional Black Caucus need to be braver when it comes to the economy. Time to stop towing the line. This morning in her opening statement during a hearing on the Federal Reserve, Mrs. … Continue reading

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The CBC needs to man up

I agree for the most part with Black America Web’s Gregory Kane’s assessment of the Congressional Black Caucus‘ insistence that President Obama do something specific for job growth in the black community. Mr. Kane takes the position that the U.S. … Continue reading

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