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    House Subcommittee Hearing on Slavery Reparations

    Hilary Shelton with the NAACP in Washington, D.C., and former NFL football player Herschel Walker, and other prominent African Americans testified at a hearing on slavery reparations. The…

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    Congressional Black Caucus Hearing on U.S. Capitol Attack

    The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held a hearing on the U.S. Capitol . Members of the CBC, civil rights activists, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), and counterterrorism expert Malcolm Nance spoke about…

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    Congressional Black Caucus Coronavirus News Conference

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus held a news conference at the U.S. Capitol to discuss the ongoing legislative response to the coronavirus pandemic and the adverse impact of the…

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    House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Policing Practices

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the oversight of policing practices. Witnesses included Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer placed…

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    Black Veterans on the Front Lines

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation recognized several African-American veterans who continued to serve their country after their time in the military ended. These veterans included…

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    Congressional Black Caucus Town Hall on Civil Rights

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation hosted a civil rights town hall as part of its 47th annual legislative conference. Several Congressional Black Caucus members spoke, including…

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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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    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…

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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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    Redeem the Dream Summit, Part 3

    Younger civil rights activists talked about the future of the movement, how to better organize, and get youth involved in pushing for change. “The Next 50 Years: Freedom Forward” was a…

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    Summit on Violence in Urban Communities

    The Congressional Black Caucus hosted a town hall “emergency summit” to address the ongoing concern of violence and crime in urban communities. Several members of the group shared their…

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    Celebrating the Life of Dorothy Height

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

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    Discussion on Race

    Panelists talked about the scientific, historic, legal, and socio-cultural roles of race in U.S. culture. At the start of the program a video tribute in honor of Jesse Jackson’s…

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    Tribute to Sojourner Truth

    The Sojourner Truth bust was unveiled in the Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall. She is the first black woman to be honored with a bust at the U.S. Capitol. Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in 1797. She…

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    Race and the New Congress

    Panelists, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, talked about was the upcoming 111th Congress. Topics included panel members' reactions to the election of Barack Obama, pressure to govern from…

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    Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis, National Views

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation held a townhall meeting, “Foreclosure Crisis: Reasons, Repercussions, and Real Solutions.” Representative Barney Frank gave the keynote speech. He…

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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 2008, Afternoon Session

    Leaders in education, public policy, religion, and black communities discussed the role of the African-American vote in the 2008 presidential election. Topics included the possible election of…

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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…

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    Tribute to Specialist Shoshana Johnson

    After the presentation of the colors, caucus members and Assistant Secretary Brownlee paid tribute to a U.S. Army Specialist who was held prisoner during the Iraq War. Shoshana Johnson was…

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