Global Social Media News Service is keeping track of news stories, blogs and broadcast reports produced during and about the Congressional Black Caucus 44th Annual Legislative Conference. Check back to this page as we’ll be updating stories often!
The Root: On the first day of the Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference, some worry that low voter turnout for the midterm elections could leave Washington even more gridlocked.
Black Press USA, oped: Too often people who have experienced and endured long term oppression and suffering take for granted some of the socioeconomic and political indicators of progress. In other words, it is important periodically to assess both the setbacks and the gains that Black America has made during the past 50 years.
Huffington Post: Two percent. That is the number of teachers in this country who are African-American men. This would be shocking as a stand-alone statistic, but in the context of our nation’s student population, it is appalling. For the first time in this country’s history, a majority — 50.3 percent — of public school students are people of color.
I Don’t Do Clubs: Heading to DC this week for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (also known as CBC Week)? Our friends over at The Fab Empire have created a stellar guide of all the hottest CBC panels, brunches, and parties in Chocolate City!
The Crew of 42: There will likely be five new African American members of Congress in 2015. All of them will be women. With that, the 114th Congress is well on track to feature the highest number of African American women than at any other time in American history with a total of 20.