The leader of the Congressional Black Caucus is having a huge year - Kerry Haynie interviewed
Votes aside, the Congressional Black Caucus has kept its issues in the news cycle while presidential politics play out, says Duke University’s Kerry Haynie, an expert on race and ethnic politics. Butterfield can use the “bully pulpit,” Haynie said, to stay relevant at a time when the CBC’s legislative power is limited. It seems the group has helped shape Hillary Clinton’s campaign talking points, Haynie said. And several CBC members will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia later next week. “The CBC cannot be silent or passive as the black community is in crisis,” said Cleaver, who is among the scheduled speakers.