New Crop Of Young CBC Members Plan Big Changes For Future

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The Congressional Black Caucus is mostly known for its old guard of Black politicians.

But, like many organizations, a new crop of fresh, young members are taking over the CBC and trying to spread their message across all ages.

Check out some excerpts from a Washington Post article below on the new changes:

In January the newly assembled staff of the Congressional Black Caucus — executive director and general counsel Angela T. Rye, policy director E. Brandon Garrett, communications director Stephanie L. Young and executive assistant Latrice Powell — drove to Howard University to peruse the CBC archives. They wanted to research the 40-year-old organization they were now charged with representing, one founded long before any of them were born.

“We saw leaders who were instrumental in the anti-apartheid movement and imposing the trade embargo against South Africa,” Rye, 31, told The Root of the collection, which houses, among hundreds of other artifacts, a 1971 report on African-American issues prepared for the caucus by President Nixon and groovy-font copies of the For the People newsletter detailing their 1970s legislative agenda.

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