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House Black Caucus invites 2 new GOP African-Americans; one balks

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

(CNN) The chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus said Tuesday that two African-American Republicans elected to Congress last week were welcome to join the group, but one of the new members-elect — Tim Scott of South Carolina — indicated he would decline.

“I grew up in an environment where we were just very much integrated, and life worked out really well,” Scott told reporters Tuesday. “I think the best for America is finding a way to fuse all of our communities together and erase all those lines that separate us.”

Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee of California, who chairs the Black Caucus, said in a statement that membership in the traditionally left-leaning group “has never been restricted to Democrats.”

“Should either of the two African-American Republicans recently elected to the House of Representatives request membership in the Congressional Black Caucus, they will be welcomed,” Lee’s statement said.

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#Hispanic Lawmakers Weigh Solu…

Friday, May 14th, 2010

#Hispanic Lawmakers Weigh Solutions to Illegal #Immigration. http://bit.ly/aMDRER. #amnesty is a touchy subject. #latino

#Hispanic dropouts less likely…

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

#Hispanic dropouts less likely to earn GEDs than #blacks or whites, report finds. http://bit.ly/b5C5b1. #minorities #education

Program for #africanamerican s…

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Program for #africanamerican students violated state law & has been canceled. http://bit.ly/bsbCT3. #black only field trip was wrong.

Higher #black voting rates in …

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Higher #black voting rates in 2008 mostly occurred in South, report says. http://bit.ly/cvUwZy.Obama not elected by #africanamericans alone

Lena Horne dies at 92: Actress…

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Lena Horne dies at 92: Actress was credited for paving the way for #AfricanAmerican women in film. http://bit.ly/aLGSR8. #black

Hip-hop holds #AfricanAmerican…

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Hip-hop holds #AfricanAmericans back, author says. http://bit.ly/dBY99J. New music genre or seismic cultural movement?

Arizona gov. signs bill target…

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Arizona gov. signs bill targeting #ethnic studies. http://bit.ly/bGWe8b. Prohibits classes that target ethnic solidarity. #hispanic

Obama asks #black graduates to…

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Obama asks #black graduates to close education gap. http://nyti.ms/bwCIvJ. Tells grads they have responsibility to mentor #africanamericans

U.N. experts join criticism of…

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

U.N. experts join criticism of Arizona #immigration law. http://bit.ly/d6GVUU. #Hispanic #Latino #civilrights

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