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  • Congressional Black Caucus Holds News Conference on PoliceInvolved Shootings
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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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  • Congressional Black Caucus Holds News Conference on PoliceInvolved Shootings
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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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  • House and Senate Democrats on Supreme Court Vacancy
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    Supreme Court Vacancy

    Members of the Senate Democratic and Congressional Black Caucuses spoke to reporters about the vacant Supreme Court seat and Republicans' opposition to considering any nominee before the…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus on Ferguson Missouri Investigation
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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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  • Congressional Black Caucus on Voting Rights Act Decision
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    Congressional Black Caucus on Voting Rights Act Decision

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the…

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  • Job Creation and Economic Growth Priorities
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    Job Creation and Economic Growth Priorities

    Congressional Black Caucus members spoke to reporters about job creation and economic growth priorities, particularly for low-income Americans and in urban communities. They also answered…

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  • Meeting with Former Haitian President
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    Meeting with Former Haitian President

    Panelists, some of whom met with exiled Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide in the Central African Republic earlier that week, talked about their visit, Aristide’s status, and the…

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  • Courts and the Law
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    Courts and the Law

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  • Operations in Iraq
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    Operations in Iraq

    Participants talked about reconstruction efforts in Iraq. Among the topics they addressed were the justifications given for going to war, U.S. interests in the region, the search for…

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  • Assistance for Liberia
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    Assistance for Liberia

    Congressional Black Caucus members talked about President Bush’s decision to place U.S. forces off the coast of Liberia. They urged the president to articulate a definitive policy on the…

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  • AfricanAmericans and the Criminal Justice System
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    African-Americans and the Criminal Justice System

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  • Civil Liberties Issues
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    Civil Liberties Issues

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  • Alleged Voting Rights Violations
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    Alleged Voting Rights Violations

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus talked to reporters about alleged voting rights violations suffered by African-Americans on Election Day. They also announced their leadership…

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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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  • Hate Crimes at the Milliennium
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    Hate Crimes at the Milliennium

    The 30th annual CBC legislative conference was titled, “Judiciary Brain Trust: Two Million Incarcerated: Justice for a Community Under Siege.” Panelists discussed the rise of hate groups,…

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  • Law Enforcement Accountability
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    Law Enforcement Accountability

    The 30th annual CBC legislative conference was titled, “Judiciary Brain Trust: Two Million Incarcerated: Justice for a Community Under Siege.” Panelists discussed law enforcement…

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  • The Drug War The Cycle of Disparity
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    The Drug War: The Cycle of Disparity

    The 30th annual CBC legislative conference was titled, “Judiciary Brain Trust: Two Million Incarcerated: Justice for a Community Under Siege.” Panelists discussed issues such as alternative…

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  • Reparations for Slavery
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    Reparations for Slavery

    During their annual legislative conference, foundation members heard testimony from activists and black leaders about empowering the movement to obtain reparations for slavery.

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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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