In this week's edition of the Congressional Black Caucus Message to America, Representative Yvette Clarke pays homage to the contributions of America's foreign-born sons and daughters with a primary focus on those who have parentage from the Caribbean.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has cemented herself in history, earning more than enough delegates to secure the Democratic presidential nomination. But before Clinton's historic moment, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm paved the way with her presidential campaign in 1972.
While Black people were once turned away from voting stations, they now play an important role in upholding the justice and dignity of our nation.
President Barack Obama will present the awards on November 24 during a ceremony at the White House.