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The Homelessness Crisis – We Are Better Than This
March 12, 2020
There are half a million people, mostly men, mostly white, but way too many African Americans. African Americans are 13 percent of the population and 40 percent of the homeless. The homeless are primarily concentrated in California, New York, Florida, and Texas, but you can find them in almost any community. Two-thirds of the homeless are sheltered on a given night, but a third are sleeping on the streets, on park benches, in alleys, under awnings. To quote the late great Congressman Elijah Cummings, "we are better than this." ... read more »
Former NAACP Chief and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Kweisi Mfume Wins Primary for Cummings Seat
February 14, 2020
Former NAACP President and five-term Congressman Kweisi Mfume won big in a Democratic primary contest to replace the late Congressman Elijah Cummings who passed away on October 17, 2019 at the age of 68.  ... 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 »
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Remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings and the Journey Still Ahead
November 7, 2019
The nationally televised October 25 funeral services for the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, paused partisan debates and revealed how a son of Baltimore worked tirelessly for his constituents and for this nation. In the days since his home-going, I have marveled at how his life’s work somehow brought together officials who held firm to their stark political divides but united to honor a man who believed that everyone deserved a fair chance at all America had to offer. ... read more »
AME Church: Has the President Declared War on the Poor and People of Color?
July 31, 2019
AME Church leaders issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s recent Twitter attacks against four Congresswomen of color, Congressman Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore. ... read more »
Donald Trump Loses Battle in Court, Judge Rules Trump Cannot Block a House Subpoena of Financial Records
May 20, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Washington ruled Monday against President Donald Trump in a financial records dispute with Congress. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, ... read more »
Women in Leadership – Vital Voices Brings Congressman Elijah Cummings to Pasadena 
April 11, 2019
Congressman Elijah Cummings is the chairman of the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Reform. ... read more »
WATCH: House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings Checks Rep. Jim Jordan
April 3, 2019
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Tuesday authorized Chairman Elijah Cummings to issue a subpoena for White House Personnel Security Director Carl Kline. The 22-to-15 party-line vote enables the committee to summon Kline to testify about its probe into the Trump administration’s security clearance process. ... read more / watch video »
Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah E. Cummings and Others Expects Mueller Report to be Made Public
February 27, 2019
Chairs of six committees in the U.S. House of Representatives  ...  Attorney General William Barr to inform him of their expectation that he will make Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report public “without delay and to the maximum extent permitted by law.” The letter follows news reports that suggest the Special Counsel investigation is nearing an end. ... read more »
CBCF to Host 10th Annual Avoice Heritage Celebration, Honoring African American Leaders in 116th Congress
February 22, 2019
On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) will host the 10th installment of its official Black History Month program, the AVOICE Heritage Celebration, and will honor the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) chair and the five CBC members who chair House committees in the 116th Congress.  ... read more »
NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting
February 21, 2019
“Had there been no May 17, 1954 (the day the Supreme Court ruled in Brown V. Board of Education), I’m not sure there would have been a Little Rock. I’m not sure there would have been a Martin Luther King Jr., or Rosa Parks, had it not been for May 17, 1954. It created an environment for us to push, for us to pull,” Lewis said. ... read more »
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