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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 »
Congresswoman Karen Bass Holds Exclusive Conversation with the Black Press to Discuss the House Vote on Impeachment Inquiry
November 7, 2019
Bass opened the floor thanking everyone for joining the call, and explaining what happened in terms of the impeachment. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Statement on Cuba Travel Restrictions
November 1, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to further limit the ability of U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba. ... read more »
John Conyers, longest serving Black congressman, dies at 90
October 31, 2019
Known as the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus, which he helped found, Conyers became one of only six Black House members when he won his first election by just 108 votes in 1964. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Calls on Secretary Perdue to Rescind Proposed Rule to End SNAP
October 4, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the recent Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM). This NPRM, which was published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)entitled Revision of the Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,  would harm millions of hard-working families who rely on SNAP.   ... read more »
Breaking Barriers in Ballet: Misty Copeland Set to Receive Trailblazer Award
September 5, 2019
On Sep. 11, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), will honor Misty Copeland, with their esteemed Trailblazer Award, during the CBC’s annual “Celebration of the Arts” event ... read more »
102 House Members Rebuke Delay of Payday Loan Rule Waters Led Effort Supported by Many CBC Members
September 5, 2019
Anyone who struggles with the rising costs of living knows all too well how hard it is to try stretching dollars when there’s more month than money in the household. Predatory lending, like payday and car-title loans, worsen financial stress with triple-digit interest rates that deepen the debt owed with each renewal.    ... 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 »
Congressional Black Caucus Responds to Attorney General Barr’s Reinstatement of the Federal Death Penalty
July 29, 2019
Courtesy Photo In response to  ...  that the Attorney General Barr has directed the federal government to resume the death penalty after more than two decades, ... read more »
Empire Star Taraji Henson Speaks on Suicide and Mental Health on Capitol Hill
July 25, 2019
"It breaks my heart to know that 5-year-old children are contemplating life and death, I just...I'm sorry. That one is tough for me. So, I'm here to appeal to you, because this is a national crisis. When I hear of kids going into bathrooms, cutting themselves, you're supposed to feel safe in school,” Henson told the members of Congress and those in the audience in a hearing room on Capitol Hill in Washington. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Launches Census 2020 Taskforce
July 23, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus will launch a new taskforce that will focus on the upcoming 2020 Census and the legacy of under counting the African American community. ... read more »
WATCH: Reps. Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Omar, Respond to President Trump’s Racist Tweets
July 16, 2019
A day after a tweet by President Donald Trump called on “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen” to “go back” to their “broken and crime infested” countries, the four representatives who are believed to be the target of his attack are speaking out. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Taraji P. Henson on Mental Health before the Congressional Black Caucus
June 12, 2019
Taraji P. Henson opening statement before the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health: “We, in the African American community, we don’t deal with mental health issues. ... read more / watch video »
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