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CBC: “We Must Pass the Jobs and Justice Act of 2020”
September 24, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020—The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) put forward the Job and Justice Act of 2020. The bill is a comprehensive piece of legislation addressing two major categories: the need to increase employment and the search for law enforcement accountability within the black community. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Focuses on Economic Recovery of African Americans in COVID-19 Crisis
April 2, 2020
The first draft of the COVID-19 Senate stimulus bill focused money to bailout large corporations and the top one percent. But after days of negotiation that included President Trump big footing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the legislation was changed to focus more on the needs of main street Americans. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Holds Coronavirus Town Hall Addressing COVID-19’s Impact On Black Americans
March 22, 2020
Leaders in the Black community are pivoting to digital and sustaining their position on the frontlines during this global pandemic. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) hosted countless a tele-townhall meeting on Friday, March 20th, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Black Americans and the initiatives taking place to supplement and support marginalized citizens during this health and economic crisis. ... read more »
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CBC Calls Trump ‘Lawless,’ Demands Accountability
December 27, 2019
Trump is accused of pressuring Ukraine to dig up damaging information on Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, and his son Hunter. Biden is one of Trump's key Democratic opponents. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Leads Passage of the Future Act
December 26, 2019
HBCUs are invaluable to the strength of the Black community and serve as cornerstones for innovation and opportunity in higher education. ... read more »
Black News Channel In ‘The Red Zone’ Ready for Launch
December 12, 2019
The channel is the endeavor of the network's visionaries and co-founders, chairman J.C. Watts, Jr. and CEO Bob Brillante. ... read more »
Black Press Joins Congressional Black Caucus in Denouncing New Cuba Travel Ban
November 7, 2019
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the chair of the CBC, said suspending flights from the United States to all destinations outside of Havana is yet another cruel and counterproductive policy put forth by the Trump administration. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus commemorates the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown Virginia
September 12, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) led by Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, hosted a congressional ceremony in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first-recorded forced arrival of enslaved African people. ... read more »
Bass, Pelosi, CBC Return from Historic Trip to Ghana
August 8, 2019
“We absolutely accomplished what we set out to,” said Congresswoman Karen Bass of her recent trip to Ghana with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and thirteen members of the Congressional Black Caucus. ... read more »
CBC Chair Karen Bass Responds To Trump’s New Offer To Reopen The Government 
January 24, 2019
Chair calls offer another example of using Black and brown communities as pawns.  ... read more »
CBC to Trump: ‘Stop Using Federal Workers as Political Pawns’ 
January 17, 2019
During a press call last week, members of the Congressional Black Caucus said that among other consequences, African Americans will be disproportionately affected by what is now known as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Elected New Chairperson of Congressional Black Caucus
December 6, 2018
Bass takes news position, advocates for the Black Press and strengthening ties with Africa ... read more »
Pelosi Announces Push for Staff Diversity for New U.S House
November 29, 2018
With the largest Congressional Black Caucus in history along with a historic number of women entering the U.S. House in 2019, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi(D-CA)has announced plans for a new emphasis on staff diversity in the U.S. House. ... read more »
CBC Chairman Statement on Confirmation of Eric Dreiband to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division
October 18, 2018
The Chairman of Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the confirmation of Eric Dreiband to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Dreiband was confirmed by a vote of 50-47. ... read more »
Black Women of Los Angeles Represent at this Year’s Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C
September 20, 2018
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) recently held its 48thConference in Washington DC. For the first time in the foundation’s history, two senators — Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey) and Senator Kamala D. Harris (California) served as honorary co-chairs for the 48th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). Historically, co-chairs have been members of the U.S. House of Representatives. ... read more »
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