115th U.S. Congress Contains 50 Black Reps., a Record – The Westside Gazette


115th U.S. Congress contains 50 Black Reps., a record – The Westside Gazette

115th U.S. Congress contains 50 Black Reps., a record
Lisa Blunt Rochester is the first Black and female to represent Delaware in Congress. (Courtesy Photo)
Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Val Demongs (D-Fla.) and Lisa Blunt Rochester is the first Black and female to represent Delaware in Congress.
By James Wright
Special to the AFRO jwright@afro.com
      While the election of Donald J. Trump has cast a cloud over the Nov. 8 elections, Blacks can celebrate the 50 Black members of the U.S. Congress, the highest number in history. When the 115th session of the U.S. Congress …

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