Ever wondered what the staffers of Congressional Black Caucus members do after their stints on Capitol Hill? The answer, according to a Huffington Post article by Ryan Grim and Zach Carter, is they do the same thing most of their white colleagues do. They go to work for the big corporations which fund the careers of their former bosses. They become lobbyists for giant telecoms, for greedy banksters, for military contractors, for agribusiness, Big Oil, Big Pharma, big gentrifiers and the rest, all of which are finding their black faces and their ties to the Congressional Black Caucus, and the CBC itself especially useful these days.
“The gloves are coming off — the point system is not enough,” said a senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus yesterday on the issue of the diversity visa lottery being axed in the “gang of eight” immigration legislation.
“We’re having a press conference next week on diversity visas,” confirmed CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH) after the House completed their last votes Thursday. One member of the CBC stated this week that he will not vote for an immigration bill that does not include the diversity visa program.
- Why Diversity Visas are Important (politic365.com)
- Senate Proposal Would Eliminate Diversity Visas (hispanicbusiness.com)
- Ten good and bad news about immigration reform (voxxi.com)
- Has America historically shut its doors to African immigrants? (thegrio.com)
- On Visas, Senate Bill Clears Family Backlog, But Closes Diversity Door (colorlines.com)
AFRICANGLOBE – A coalition of Black media owners, professional and political organizations are calling on African American consumers across the nation to begin immediately to redirect a minimum of $20.00 per week in spending to Black-owned businesses.
The initiative being called “The Million Dollar Black Spending Power Campaign” is being organized by local groups in a number of key cities. It’s projected that even with minimal support this effort may turn one million dollars per week back into predominantly Black communities throughout the country.
The initiative is the brainchild of Bob Law, longtime radio personality, entrepreneur and community activist, who recently sent an open letter to the Congressional Black Caucus, highlighting the assault on Black-owned radio and requesting the CBC to bring the matter to the attention of the FCC and the full Congress.
- Gov’t Report: 11 Million African-Americans Still Unemployed (thebuzzcincy.com)
- Congressional Black Caucus Urges Barack Obama To Discriminate Against Whites (joemiller.us)
- Congressional Black Caucus Urges Barack Obama to Discriminate Against Whites (rubinoworld.com)
- What Happened to the BLACK FAMILY? (thoughtprovokingperspectives.wordpress.com)