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Mayor Eric Garcetti Hosted Reform Round Table with Representative Karen Bass
June 23, 2020
The streets cried for justice and protection reform, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke with Representative and Chair of Congressional Black Caucus Karen Bass and together they explored what needs to actively change within the community to meet the needs of the people. ... read more »
George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Heads to the Floor for a Full Vote; The House Judiciary Committee voted 24 to 14.
June 17, 2020
Within the conversation between legislators supporting the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, the general tone was this day was long overdue. The House Judiciary Committee passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, by a vote of 24 to 14. Capitol Hill has responded to the demands for police reform, the goals are set to ensure equality, community safety, and to hold those accountable who abuse power and act out excessive use of force. ... read more »
Rep. Bass: This is our moral moment
June 4, 2020
This is our moral moment - the Congressional Black Caucus will be introducing legislation to address laws that shield police officers from ever being accountable for excessive force. We will also address the structural conflict of interests of relying on DAs to charge officers from police departments they work with every day. Abusive law enforcement officers should lose the privilege of being an officer.  ... read more »
ANGEL NEIGHBORS IN COVID-19 TIMES –TELLING YOUR STORY TO SAY THANKS
May 21, 2020
On April 29, 1992, Ward Economic Development Corp (WEDC) had just completed its first housing development – Ward Villas (WV).  In the first month, neighbors – even those who were skeptical about who would move into affordable housing – came to help us protect the newly completed 90,000 + square ft. state of the art complex from being burned or looted.  People of good will provided staples, helped to “man” the fire hoses, stood guard, help residents feel comfortable, setting in place a close community relatedness that has lasted over these last 29 years. ... 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 »
THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF AIRICKCA GORDON-TAYLOR, COUSIN OF EMMETT TILL
March 24, 2020
Washington, D.C. — The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) issued the following statement on the passing of Airickca Gordon Taylor, cousin of Emmett Till. “It is with great sadness that the Congressional Black Caucus learns of the passing of Airickca Gordon Taylor, ... 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 »
Congress Passes Historic Anti-Lynching Legislation
March 5, 2020
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) called lynchings racially-motivated acts of violence and terror that represent a dark and despicable chapter of our nation's history.  "They were acts against people who should have received justice but did not. With this bill, we can change that by explicitly criminalizing lynching under federal law," noted Harris, who suspended her presidential campaign late last year.  ... read more »
THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS OUTRAGED AT TRUMP’S BUDGET
February 12, 2020
The new fiscal budget by President Donald J. Trump ignores the needs of working-class Americans and reduces funding for healthcare and social safety net programs.  The ... ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Members Appointed as Managers for the Senate Impeachment Trial of President Donald J. Trump
January 24, 2020
The appointment of Representatives Jeffries and Demings as managers of the impeachment trial is a historic moment for the Congressional Black Caucus. This is the first time in history that members of the Congressional Black Caucus and women have been selected to play such a crucial role in a presidential impeachment hearing. Regardless of what happens, United States history will note that President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives. We must now look towards our colleagues in the Senate, on both sides of the aisle, to have the courage to stand for a fair and open impeachment process with evidence and witnesses.” ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Jan. 4, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
January 4, 2020
The Congressional Black Caucus, an organization that represents African Americans in Congress was formed, 1971. ... read more »
Civil Rights Icon and Congressman John Lewis Announces Cancer Diagnosis
January 2, 2020
Lewis announced on the last week of 2019 that he has been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. ... read more »
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 »
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 »
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