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  • Congressional Black Caucus Holds News Conference on PoliceInvolved Shootings
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    Policing and Race Relations

    Congressional Black Caucus members spoke to reporters at the Department of Justice about a letter they wrote to Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling for an investigation into the deaths…

  • Congressional Black Caucus Holds News Conference on PoliceInvolved Shootings
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    Dallas Shootings and Police-Involved Violence

    Leaders and members of the Congressional Black Caucus held a news conference calling on fellow lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at reducing gun violence and the use of fatal force by…

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch Remarks at CBC Annual Legislative Conference
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    Criminal Justice Reform for Minorities

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other panelists, including law enforcement officials and civil rights activists, talked about their experiences trying to bring reforms to the nation’s criminal justice…

  • Congressional Black Caucus on Ferguson Missouri Investigation
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    Congressional Black Caucus on Ferguson, Missouri, Investigation

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters about the release that day of the results of the Department of Justice’s investigation into the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old…

  • War on Drugs and the AfricanAmerican Community
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    War on Drugs and the African-American Community

    The Institute of the Black World 21st Century held a forum on the impact of the policies of the “War on Drugs” on the African-American community. Speakers included Jesse Jackson and Representative John…

  • John Conyers Oral History Interview
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    John Conyers Oral History Interview

    Representative John Conyers talked about his life and career. Topics included the founding of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1971 and the establishment of the birthday of the Reverend…

  • Celebrating the Life of Dorothy Height
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    Celebrating the Life of Dorothy Height

    Members paid tribute to civil rights leader Dorothy Height following news of her death.

  • History of Martin Luther King Jr Holiday
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    History of Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday

    Congressman Conyers led a discussion of the legislative history of efforts to establish a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the continuing significance of the Reverend Dr.…

  • NAACP Centennial Convention
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    NAACP Centennial Convention

    Speakers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. They spoke about historic achievements and the future of the civil rights movement. This plenary session of the NAACP Centennial Convention…

  • Federal Cocaine Sentencing Laws
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    Federal Cocaine Sentencing Laws

    Witnesses testified about federal mandatory minimum laws for crack cocaine. Under current federal law it takes 100 times more powder cocaine than crack to trigger the five- and ten-year mandatory…

  • Black Leadership
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    Black Leadership

    Leaders from the black community spoke about developing a new agenda for minority rights, fostering community leadership, and tools for political action. Among the topics they addressed…

  • Rosa Parks Memorial Service
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    Rosa Parks Memorial Service

    Following a period during which Ms. Parks was honored by lying in repose in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a memorial service was held to honor her life and legacy prior to her funeral scheduled in Detroit the…

  • Rosa Parks Funeral Service
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    Rosa Parks Funeral Service

    Past and present elected officials, Congressional Black Caucus members, civil rights leaders, noted clergy, and other dignitaries attended the funeral of Rosa Parks, who died October 24, 2005 at age…

  • Million Man March
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    Million Man March

    Coverage of the Million Man March included open phones segments, live crowd shots, interviews with rally participants on the Mall, and speeches by African-American men from all walks of…

  • State of the Black Union 2005  Defining the Agenda Part  2
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    State of the Black Union 2005: Defining the Agenda, Part 2

    In the second panel of an afternoon session titled “State of the Black Union 2005: Defining the African American Agenda,” Mr. Brown moderated a discussion on framing a contract or covenant…

  • Urban Education Public Policy Panel
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    Urban Education: Public Policy Panel

    As part of the Detroit Educational Summit public officials and others spoke about public policy measures to address the crises of urban communities. Among the topics they addressed were…

  • Millions for Reparations March
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    Millions for Reparations March

    Participants held a rally on the National Mall to call for reparations for slavery in the U.S. Speakers talked about the state of racism in the U.S., and the need to redress wrongs of the…

  • AfricanAmericans and the Criminal Justice System
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    African-Americans and the Criminal Justice System

  • Civil Liberties Issues
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    Civil Liberties Issues

  • Florida Vote Recount
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    Florida Vote Recount

    Rep. Clyburn, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and other members talked with reporters about the contested Florida presidential election and ballot recount. They called for a…

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