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  • Voter Identification Laws
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    Voter Identification Laws

    Panelists talked about recent voter identification laws passed in several states, including Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Topics included proposed and actual changes to voting…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus SwearingIn
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    Congressional Black Caucus Swearing-In

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus conducted a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony in the Coolidge Auditorium in the Library of Congress. As part of the ceremony caucus leaders and…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus Leadership
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    Congressional Black Caucus Leadership

    The Congressional Black Caucus announced its leadership team for the 110th Congress and talked about their legislative agenda in the new Congress. They also answered questions from…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus Agenda
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    Congressional Black Caucus Agenda

    Representative Mel Watt and members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters about issues including the 2006 midterm elections, Hurricane Katrina recovery and reconstruction…

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  • Opening News Conference
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    Opening News Conference

    Foundation officials announced the theme of the Annual Legislative Conference, “Changing Course, Confronting Crises, Continuing the Legacy.” Officers from Dell Corporation and others…

    82 views
  • Plenary Session
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    Plenary Session

    The plenary session of the NAACP 97th Annual Convention included speakers Senator Reid and Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Watt. Mr. Fred Gray, whose clients have included Rosa Parks and…

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  • State of the Black Union 2006  Defining the Agenda
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    State of the Black Union 2006: Defining the Agenda

    In the first panel of an afternoon session of State of the Black Union 2006 titled, “Defining the African American Agenda, Part II,” participants focused on the State of the Black Union…

    2,556 views
  • Improving the Community
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    Improving the Community

    During the National Black Caucus of State Legislators held its 29th Annual Legislative Conference, titled “Seeing Beyond: Investing in State Leadership, Improving Communities.” Mr. Swygert and others…

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  • 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…

    3,868 views
  • Alito Nomination Opposition
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    Alito Nomination Opposition

    Representatives of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters and announced their opposition to the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. They discussed their…

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  • Race and Politics
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    Race and Politics

    Representative Watt, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), talked to journalists about the October 15 Millions More Movement. He spoke about politics, economic disparities, and the…

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  • Millions More Movement Morning
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    Millions More Movement, Morning

    The Millions More Movement commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall with speeches and performances highlighting the theme of reparation, repair,…

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  • Annual Forum Opening News Conference
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    Annual Forum Opening News Conference

    Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation spoke to reporters about plans for their annual legislative conference. They discussed Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and other issues…

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  • Keynote Speech
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    Keynote Speech

    Julian Bond delivered the keynote address at the NAACP convention in Milwaukee. Prior to his speech several lawmakers made remarks and talked about policies affecting black communities. In…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Jackie Robinson
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Jackie Robinson

    Government officials and leaders participated in a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the late Jackie Robinson in the Capitol Rotunda. Mr. Robinson broke baseball’s color-barrier…

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  • Shirley Chisholm Memorial Service
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    Shirley Chisholm Memorial Service

    Members paid tribute to the life and career of civil rights activist and first black U.S. representative, Shirley Chisholm. They talked about her impact on policy making, humanitarian…

    814 views
  • Congressional Black Caucus Leadership
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    Congressional Black Caucus Leadership

    Representatives Cummings and Watt spoke to reporters about the transition of leadership from Rep. Cummings to Rep. Watt within the Congressional Black Caucus and their agenda for the new…

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  • Civil Liberties Issues
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    Civil Liberties Issues

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  • 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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  • 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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