Despite this latest development, the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute (CBC Institute), the CBC's advocacy arm, is apparently still considering partnering with Fox to co-host a series of candidate debates leading up to the 2008 presidential election.
Chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) the CBCI's board "is comprised of corporate leaders, academic leaders, labor leaders and members of the Congressional Black Caucus." So, is the CBCI's leadership "in alignment" (to use former NAACP president Bruce Gordon's euphemistic words) with the majority of CBC members or the board of its operational shell, the CBC Foundation?
We implore you to join Color of Change and Afro-Netizen in urging the CBCI, irrespective of their rhyme or reason, to lead with integrity and to not make another deal with the devil.
In September of 2003 the Congressional Black Caucus co-sponsored a Democratic presidential candidate debate with Fox News at Baltimore HBCU, Morgan State University. Progressive-minded Blackfolk should have acted then, and we simply have no excuse not to act today towards keeping it (and any of its affiliated organizations) accountable.
Think Afro-Netizen and other concerned members of the netroots community are over-reacting?
Need more proof of Fox's vitriolic anti-Black agenda? Then, watch the following FoxAttacks video clip and draw your own conclusions . . .
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