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AFRO's 45th Annual CBCF Annual Legislative Coverage

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    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...

    Rep. Maxine Waters Wants to Rid Mandatory Minimums

    Mandatory minimum sentencing is an out-of-touch, unfair mechanism in the criminal justice system that disproportionately affects people of color,  U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) argued during a forum titled “Mandatory Minimums: New Opportunities for...

    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...

    Lively Town Hall Focuses on Black Lives Matter

    Four members of the Congressional Black Caucus, a noted television judge, a former police chief, a top official of a union and a leader of the national movement to help African Americans become first-class citizens recently met to...

    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 Pays Tribute to Female Civil Rights Leaders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Saturday to Black women for their role in helping shape American democracy, calling them "the thinkers and the doers" who made things happen at the height of...

    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...

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