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Rep. Alma Adams
Weapons of War on Our Streets?
June 18, 2020
John Adams and his son, John Quincy, were the only two of our first 12 Presidents who didn’t own slaves.   I mention this for two reasons: first, to demonstrate how the control and devaluation of Black lives formed the foundation of our political thought; and second, to reinforce that Adams may be more qualified than most founding fathers to speak about justice.  He wrote, “we are to look upon it as more beneficial, that many guilty persons should escape unpunished, than one innocent person should suffer.”   ... read more »
Video: Rep. Adams’ Women’s Symposium on Maternal Health Breaks Attendance Record
April 17, 2020
The office of Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (D-NC) held its Fifth Annual Women’s Symposium today via Zoom. The event, titled "The Women’s Symposium on Black Maternal Health: The State of Black Maternal Health During COVID-19," had 794 participants via Zoom, more than any previous Women’s Symposium, and over 2,500 views on Facebook. The Symposium took place during Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17) and featured appearances from Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, as well as Black Maternal Health Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Lauren Underwood. ... read more »
Senate Education Chair blocks bipartisan bill to extend HBCU funding
October 10, 2019
Each year as families beam with pride at seeing a son, daughter or another relative graduate from college, that achievement is nearly always the result of a family’s commitment to higher education.  And when these institutions are among the more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), that pride is magnified by the history of how our forefathers overcame what once seemed to be insurmountable challenges. ... read more »
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