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  • Congressional Black Caucus Ceremonial SwearingIn
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    Congressional Black Caucus Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Returning and newly-elected members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) were ceremonially sworn-in at the Capitol. Incoming CBC Chair G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) said criminal justice…

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  • Discussion on AfricanAmerican Voters and the Midterm Elections
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    African-American Voters and the Midterm Elections

    Representatives Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and John Lewis (D-GA) joined legal advocates to examine the impact of voting and the state of Black America ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. They also…

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  •  Economic Town Hall Meeting
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    Economic Town Hall Meeting

    Officials and lawmakers spoke about the state of the U.S. economy and economic recovery strategies at the local level. They focused on minority business ideas and community-based programs…

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  • emBrown v Board of Educationem Anniversary
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    Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary

    Congressional Democrats hosted an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case that ended school segregation in the U.S. Rep. Cummings,…

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  • Black Americas Vision Afternoon Session
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    Black America's Vision, Afternoon Session

    In a forum titled, “Where Do We Go from Here?: Chaos or Community? Black America’s Vision for Healing, Harmony and Higher Ground,” black leaders talked about African-American issues since…

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  • Federal Judicial Appointments
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    Federal Judicial Appointments

    Black caucus members encouraged Congress to confirm President Clinton’s selections to the federal judiciary. They blamed Jesse Helms for preventing the desegregation of the courts in North…

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  • AfricanAmerican Reparations
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    African-American Reparations

    Representative Conyers and others talked about the proposal of legislation to provide African-Americans with reparation payments. They stressed that the payments would help African-American…

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  • Redistricting and Civil Rights Town Hall
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    Redistricting and Civil Rights Town Hall

    Mr. Ogletree led a town hall meeting of Congressional Black Caucus members who talked about the legal issues, concerns of African-American members of Congress, and future goals. The first…

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  • Impact of 1996 Election
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    Impact of 1996 Election

    Participants discussed various campaign issues, including education, affirmative action, and redistricting. They focused particularly on how these issues would affect the African-American…

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  • State of Black America
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    State of Black America

    Rep. Payne and other members of the caucus talked with reporters about issues affecting black Americans, as well as the agenda for the Congressional Black Caucus.

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