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Invitations to the Dance: The Obama Administration’s Complex Engagement with Black Elected Officials and Advocacy Groups

Tyson D. King-Meadows

in After Obama: African American Politics in a Post-Obama Era

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781479807277
eISBN:
9781479896578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479807277.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter, I argue that the impact of the Obama presidency is best gauged not by examining shortfalls in Obama’s overt advocacy for race conscious policies but, rather, by examining what Obama ... More


“We Are a Power Bloc”: The Congressional Black Caucus and Africa

Alvin B. Tillery

in Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448973
eISBN:
9780801461019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448973.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the role that the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has played in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy toward Africa since the 1960s. The pivotal role of the CBC in passing ... More


The Congressional Black Caucus and the Closure of NASA’s Satellite Tracking Station at Hartebeesthoek, South Africa

Keith Snedegar

in NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066202
eISBN:
9780813065205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066202.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Keith Snedegar explores the impact of the civil rights movement on decisions related to NASA facilities outside the United States. Snedegar maintains that when Charles C. Diggs Jr., one of the ... More


Overcoming Institutional Weakness: The Congressional Black Caucus Goes Public

C. Danielle Vinson

in Congress and the Media: Beyond Institutional Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190632243
eISBN:
9780190632281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190632243.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Congressional Black Caucus provides an excellent case study to see how a group within Congress uses the media to compensate for institutional disadvantages and how its media efforts change with ... More


Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America

Alvin B. Jr. Tillery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448973
eISBN:
9780801461019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448973.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book considers the history of political engagement with Africa on the part of African Americans, beginning with the birth of Paul Cuffe's back-to-Africa movement in the Federal Period to the ... More


The End of the Beginning

Simeon Booker

in Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037894
eISBN:
9781617037900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037894.003.0022
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1982, the author, who worked as a reporter for the black-owned magazine Jet and its sister publication Ebony for fifty-three years, received the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Award for “a ... More


Inviting Friends to Testify

Michael D. Minta

in No Longer Outsiders: Black and Latino Interest Group Advocacy on Capitol Hill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226765273
eISBN:
9780226765440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226765440.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 examines witness testimony as a form of political advocacy and legislative success for black and Latino civil rights organizations and their legislative advocates. Testifying at committee ... More


Minority Voting Rights in Historical Context

Vanessa C. Tyson

in Twists of Fate: Multiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the US House of Representatives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190250928
eISBN:
9780190250942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250928.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 3 is devoted to detailing the long and complex history of racial minority participation and representation—or, indeed, lack thereof—in the US legislative process, from the Reconstruction ... More


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