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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…

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  • 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…

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  • Discussion on Police Brutality
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    Policing Practices and Minorities

    Attorneys representing the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, congressional leaders, and social justice advocates talked about policing behavior toward minorities. They focused on shooting…

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  • Economic Climate and Minority Communities
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    Economic Climate and Minority Communities

    Representative Emanuel Cleaver introduced a panel of public policy analysts who talked about the impact of proposed cuts to programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and the role of…

    430 views
  • The 14th Amendment and Race
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    The 14th Amendment and Race

    Civil rights scholars and leaders talked about the historical significance of the 14th Amendment and recent proposals to repeal it. They also responded to questions from the audience. This…

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  • Criminal Justice Reform
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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Participants spoke about racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Among the topics they addressed were criminal justice reforms, immigration laws, racial profiling, and drug…

    680 views
  • Future of Black Colleges
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    Future of Black Colleges

    A hearing was held on the future of historically black colleges and universities. Topics included the financial challenges facing traditionally black colleges and universities, the need for…

    291 views
  • Congressional Black Caucus Budget Priorities
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    Congressional Black Caucus Budget Priorities

    Rep. Bobby Scott, Congressional Black Caucus' Budget Task Force chairman, talked about the CBC alternative federal budget presented this week during the House budget debate. It stresses…

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  • 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…

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  • State of the Black Union 2007 Afternoon Session
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    State of the Black Union 2007, Afternoon Session

    Leaders in education, public policy, religion, and black communities discussed the future impact of African Americans on Western culture, the United States' global image, and the social, political, and…

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  • Men in the Black Community
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    Men in the Black Community

    Alpha Phi Alpha, the first fraternity established for black men, held a discussion on “Where in the World Is the African-American Male?” with members of Congress at the Alpha Phi Alpha…

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  • Police Misconduct Elected Officials and Community Views
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    Police Misconduct: Elected Officials and Community Views

    Local officials and attorneys talked about police misconduct at a day-long forum on the topic. Among the topics they addressed were police accountability, race relations between civilians…

    226 views
  • Police Misconduct Congressional Views
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    Police Misconduct: Congressional Views

    At the opening of a day-long forum on police misconduct, Representatives talked about police treatment of minorities, racial profiling, and several recent incidents alleging policy…

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  • Prison and Sentencing Reform
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    Prison and Sentencing Reform

    Participants talked about the CBC Foundation’s report, “Justice on Trial.”

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  • Ministers Lunch
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    Ministers' Lunch

    Participants talked about revitalizing black and urban communities and the role of social institutions like church and family in meeting that goal. Among the topics they addressed were…

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  • The Death Penalty Protecting Reasonable Doubt
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    The Death Penalty: Protecting Reasonable Doubt

    The 30th annual CBC legislative conference was titled, “Judiciary Brain Trust: Two Million Incarcerated: Justice for a Community Under Siege.” Panelists spoke against the death penalty and…

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  • Hate Crimes at the Milliennium
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    Hate Crimes at the Milliennium

    The 30th annual CBC legislative conference was titled, “Judiciary Brain Trust: Two Million Incarcerated: Justice for a Community Under Siege.” Panelists discussed the rise of hate groups,…

    126 views
  • African Americans and Police Brutality
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    African Americans and Police Brutality

    As part of the 27th annual Congressional Black Caucus convention, police brutality and its implications on the African-American community was discussed in this forum. The panel was…

    444 views
  • Agriculture Department Loan Discrimination
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    Agriculture Department Loan Discrimination

    The Congressional Black Caucus held a forum in which they heard black farmers tell of Agriculture Department foreclosures, loan rejections and discrimination against black employees of the…

    376 views
  • Crime Prevention and Local Partnerships
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    Crime Prevention and Local Partnerships

    During a forum on criminal justice and the recently passed crime bill, the panelists discussed additional legislative steps which might be taken on the national and local level to reduce crime.…

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