The Clarion-Ledger, 11/25/7

Today, at 50 members, Mississippi’s Legislative Black Caucus is a formidable force, second in the nation only to Georgia’s 53-member caucus.

When the caucus votes as a bloc, they can’t be counted out because the support can mean the difference between whether public policy is passed, watered down or halted.

“You have a group on this side … not so much Republicans or Democrats but conservatives and liberals,” said state Rep. Reecy Dickson, who chairs the caucus.