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    Entertainment and Minority Representation

    Participants talked about the influence entertainment media exerts on African-American youth, concentrating on the effects of hip-hop and rap music. After their remarks they answered…

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    Race and Gender Town Hall Meeting

    Participants discussed many issues associated with race and gender, including rap music, religion, education, and ways in which black women can affect politics. They stressed that the…

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    Affirmative Action

    Attorney General Reno spoke at the national conference of the National Political Congress of Black Women. She outlined the Clinton administration’s support for ensuring diversity…

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    African-American Women in Government

    Carol Moseley-Braun, the first African-American in the U.S. Senate, spoke to a luncheon gathering. She examined how progress by African-American women is nonlinear as obstacles and…

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    Racism and Gender in the 21st Century

    Panelists discussed issues relating to racism and gender in society, which was part of the National Political Congress of Black Women’s annual convention. Ms. Malveaux…

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    Devolution Issues

    At its second legislative summit which focused on the devolution of powers and responsibilities to state and local governments, participants talked about the dangers and challenges of…

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    Education and Training Issues

    Participants discussed the importance of education and training to African-American women especially in the context of welfare reform. They examined several ways in which women are…

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    Devolution Issues

    During a luncheon speech, Senator Moseley-Braun spoke about the debate over the proper size and scope of the federal government. She emphasized that the move to return power over…

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    Welfare Reform

    Participants discussed the impact of welfare reform legislation on African-American women and their families.

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    African-American Women's Leadership Awards

    The NPCBW gave awards to six African-American women who have shown leadership in government or community service. Honorees such as Energy Secretary O’Leary addressed…

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    African-American Women's Status

    Panelists discussed the status of African-American women and how their position in society can be advanced. They also took questions from the audience.

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    Future Supreme Court Nominee

    Members of Congress joined by representatives of several women’s organizations at a news conference, calling on President Clinton to name an African-American woman to the Supreme…

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    1993 Leadership Roundtable

    Political and business leaders spoke in a roundtable discussion on the political and economic problems facing black women in American society. Issues raised in the discussion included…

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    Civil Rights and Gender Issues

    Ms. Guinier, Senator Wellstone and Mr. Bell spoke to an audience attending the chair luncheon during the meeting of the National Political Congress of Black Women. The…

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    U.S.-Caribbean Relations

    Civil rights activist and U.S. ambassador-designate to Jamaica Shirley Chisholm spoke to a meeting of black women on her agenda for U.S. foreign policy concerning countries in the…

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    Recommendations to New Administration

    Several black women politicians spoke in a news conference to announce their recommendations for the administration of Governor Clinton. The recommendations included calls for…

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