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  • House Committee Examines Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality Rates
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    Maternal Health and Mortality

    The House Ways and Means Committee convened a hearing to discuss the high rate of mothers dying due to causes related to pregnancy or childbirth in the U.S. Olympian and gold medalist track…

  • Millions for Justice March
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    Millions for Justice March

    Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered remarks on civil rights and race relations at the “Justice or Else!” gathering held on the National Mall to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the…

  • United Negro College Fund President Michael Lomax
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    United Negro College Fund

    Michael Lomax talked about the importance of education and the importance of funding education for low-income students of color. In his remarks he criticized the Obama administration’s parent plus loan…

  • Summit on Violence in Urban Communities
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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…

  • Lawmakers Host Congressional Caucus on Black Males
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    Status of Black Males

    The Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys held its first hearing, titled “The Status of Black Males: Ensuring Our Boys Mature Into Strong Men.” Much of the hearing focused on the achievement gap…

  • Education of AfricanAmerican Males
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    Education of African-American Males

    Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) spoke at a conference on ideas for improving the education of African-American males. State and local education officials focused on promising practices to…

  • Youth Job Training and Education
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    Youth, Job Training, and Education

    Panelists talked about ideas to help young people acquire job skills. Topics included apprenticeships and education, the need for public sector job creation to supplement the private…

  • African American Perspectives on Abraham Lincoln
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    African American Perspectives on Abraham Lincoln

    Representative Jesse Jackson,Jr. , a member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, provided opening and closing remarks. Moderated by Professor James Horton, panelists discussed African…

  • Race and the New Congress
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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…

  • The Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis
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    The Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis

    Representative Danny Davis spoke about the mortgage foreclosure crisis and the Second Chance Act. He spoke specifically about housing issues in Chicago and about African American issues.…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Million Family March
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    Million Family March

    Thousands gathered on the national mall to renew their commitment to family solidarity and to advocate a number of causes. In a lengthy speech Mr. Farrakhan spoke about a variety of issues…

  • AfricanAmericans and Building the US Capitol
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    African-Americans and Building the U.S. Capitol

    Lawmakers spoke to reporters about recently discovered documents proving that slaves helped construct the U.S. Capitol, including the Freedom statue on the Capitol dome. Following their…

  • Alternate Fiscal Year 2001 Budget
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    Alternate Fiscal Year 2001 Budget

    Rep. Clyburn, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Caucus members, talked with reporters about their legislative and spending priorities for this session of Congress. Others mentioned…

  • Election 98 Take Back the House
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    Election '98: Take Back the House

    Congressional Democrats discussed campaign strategies to gain control of Congress in the 1998 midterm election.

  • Black Caucus Legislative Conference
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    Black Caucus Legislative Conference

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus previewed the 27th annual legislative conference. The conference will focus on the challenges facing African-Americans in the next century. The…

  • 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…

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