Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Mission

"The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy, research and educational institute that aims to help improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities." (http://www.cbcfinc.org/aboutus.html)

Issue areas: African Americans | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Mission

"The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies works to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination, with the goal of improving the socioeconomic status of African Americans and other people of color, expanding their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas, and promoting communications and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society." [THINK TANK] (http://www.jointcenter.org/about)

Issue areas: African Americans
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

NAACP

Mission

"Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans." (http://www.naacp.org)

Issue areas: African Americans 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Urban League

Mission

"The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power and civil rights." (http://www.nul.org/about/mission.htm)

Issue areas: African Americans
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

Mission

"Our mission is to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields, and to promote peace and justice around the world." (http://rainbowpush.org/pages/the_organization)

Issue areas: African Americans
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile