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AFRO's 45th Annual CBCF Annual Legislative Coverage

    Panelists Ponder if Church Is Still Viable in 2015

    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) is no stranger to the pulpit – he is an ordained minister – or civil unrest, as a former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. In hosting the...

    Black Women and the Criminal Justice System: Advocating Justice and Equity

    With more than 12 percent of Black girls subjected to seclusionary discipline – including suspension, expulsions, and arrests – in America, their numbers within the criminal justice system have reached epidemic proportions.  In areas...

    Millennial Leaders Give Advice on Engaging Peers in Voting Advocacy

    Leaders in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s resurfaced in public memory in March during the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a seminal march that resulted in passage of the Voting Rights Act...

    NNPA Honors Black Journalists, Activists, Politicians

    The trade association of Black-owned newspapers in the United States convened Sept. 17 in the District, coinciding with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 45th Annual Legislative Conference, to honor political leaders and high-achieving African Americans that support their cause and businesses. The...

    Politicians, Community Organizers, Advocates Tackle Youth Incarceration

    Part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 45th Annual Legislative Conference included a Sept. 17 forum on ending the system of youth imprisonment, which overwhelmingly affects the Black population’s sense of progress and justice,...

    Congressional Black Caucus Kicks Off 45th Annual Legislative Conference

    Between 8,000 and 10,000 attendees are expected to convene for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 45th Annual Legislative Conference Sept. 16-20 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest Washington, D.C. This year’s...

    Obama Recognizes Women, Pushes for Criminal Reform

    President Obama presented a very “pro-women” message during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation(CBCF)’s Phoenix Awards Dinner on Sept. 19. He stressed the importance of female strength, education and health, while also advocating for more...

    Braintrust Seeks Grassroots, Legislative Solutions to Police-Community Relations

    Repairing the fractured relationship between communities of color and law enforcement continued to be a central topic on the third day of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 45th Annual Legislative Conference. On Sept. 18, U.S....

    Energy Industry Could Be Beneficial for African Americans

    It is expected over the several few years that utility companies across the United States will spend between $1.5 trillion and $2 trillion on infrastructure investments. Those investments and the projected growth of the...

    Experts Discuss Money, Wealth in Black Community

    From saving for college and retirement to accumulating assets, building wealth is an arduous task for many African Americans. Leading experts on wealth-building, financial planning and money management participated in a panel discussion on Sept....

    Congressman Davis’ Forum on Best Practices for Reentry Programs

    While several panels during this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference convened to discuss how best to keep African Americans from being disproportionately targeted by the criminal justice system, U.S. Rep. Danny...

    Obama to Address Black Caucus Dinner, Clinton to Mingle

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has had the spotlight to himself at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual awards dinner during all but one of his nearly seven years in office. But on Saturday,...

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