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    We're Better Than This

    Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, wife of the late Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), spoke about his life and political career. His memoir was posthumously published. This virtual program was…

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    Funeral Service for Representative Elijah Cummings

    A funeral service was held in Baltimore for Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who died October 17, 2019, at age 68. Among those providing eulogies at the New Psalmist Baptist Church in…

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    Social Security Sustainability, Part 1

    Social Security policy experts talked about why the social insurance program is crucial for so many people other than retirees. They also addressed the federal program’s long term financial…

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    Minority Entrepreneurship

    Maya Rockeymoore talked about a Center for Global Policy Solutions report on minority entrepreneurship, The Color of Entrepreneurship: Why the Racial Gap Among Firms Costs the U.S. Billions. The report…

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    Social Security

    Panelists talked about the results of a National Academy of Social Insurance survey on Americans' views on Society Security. Jason Furman, chair of the White House Council of Economic…

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    Racial Wealth Gap

    Maya Rockeymoore talked about her Center for Global Policy Solutions' Closing the Racial Wealth Gap initiative. The initiative seeks to fight poverty and build wealth among people of color through…

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    Economic Goals and the Civil Rights Movement

    Representative Keith Ellison (D-IL) delivered the keynote speech at an event which included panels on race, economic inequality, and the goals of the 1963 March on Washington. The August 28, 1963,…

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    Democratic National Committee Platform Drafting Meeting, Day 1

    On the first day of a meeting to draft the 2012 platform for the Democratic Party. Among the topics addressed were marriage equality, local economic issues, education reform, U.S.-Israel…

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    National Organization for Women Conference

    Patricia Schroeder and Sara Manzano-Diaz spoke at the National Organization for Women conference. Ms. Schroeder talked about Congress and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and Ms.…

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    Government Role in Nutrition Guidelines

    Maya Rockeymoore and Walter Olson talked about the role of the federal government in setting nutrition guidelines for schools, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.…

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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…

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    Childhood Obesity

    Maya Rockeymoore talked about increasing obesity rates over the past four decades, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. According to Leadership for Healthy Communities,…

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    Social Security

    Representatives from women’s organizations talked about proposed reforms in the Social Security system, how the proposed changes might affect women and families, and the fiscal solvency of…

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    Social Security and African Americans

    Ms. Rockeymoore talked about how proposals to privatize Social Security would affect African Americans and minorities. She wrote a report put out this week by the Congressional Black Caucus…

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    Social Security Privatization

    Participants talked about proposed plans to reform the Social Security system, including proposals to partially privatize the system for younger workers. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Blacks and the 2004 Election

    Black leaders and representatives of get-out-the-vote organizations discussed black voters and the 2004 election. Topics included the increased number of young voters, possible disenfranchisement…

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    The Political Action Handbook

    As a part of the legislative conference’s Author Pavilion, Ms. Rockeymoore spoke about her book, The Political Action Handbook: A How-To Guide for the Hip-Hop Generation, published by Fourth…

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    Minorities and Potential Conflict in Iraq

    The panelists talked about the socio-economic impact of a war with Iraq on African Americans. Following prepared remarks, they responded to questions from the audience.

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    State of Black America

    The National Urban League presented its annual collection of essays from African American scholars. Several contributors to the publication discussed their essays, which looked at racial,…

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    Anti-Terrorism Efforts and African-Americans

    Panelists explored the effects of the war on terrorism on African-Americans and policy issues of importance to that community. Ms. Silmon served as moderator. They answered questions from…

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