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  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch Remarks at CBC Annual Legislative Conference
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    Criminal Justice Reform for Minorities

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other panelists, including law enforcement officials and civil rights activists, talked about their experiences trying to bring reforms to the nation’s criminal justice…

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  • Presidential Remarks at Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner
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    Presidential Remarks at Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner

    President Barack Obama gave the keynote address during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 43rd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. In his…

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  • Weekly Presidential Address
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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He urged Congress to pass a budget by the end of the month to keep the government open, and raise the debt ceiling so America could pay its…

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  • From Civil War to Civil Rights
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    From Civil War to Civil Rights

    Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., led a discussion on African-American history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. He also talked about his book, A More Perfect Union:…

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  • The Future of Black Politics
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    The Future of Black Politics

    Panelists talked about the presidential campaign of Senator Barack Obama and what it signals for other black candidates. Topics included the similarities and differences between Senator Obama’s…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus Conference
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    Congressional Black Caucus Conference

    The welcoming ceremony of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 37th Annual Legislative Conference was shown. The panelists talked about the advancements of African Americans in…

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  • Author Interview
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    Author Interview

    Charles Ogletree talked about the book he co-edited, From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State: Race and the Death Penalty in America, published by New York University Press. The interview was…

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  • Author Interview
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    Author Interview

    Ivory Achebe Toldson talked about his book Black Sheep: When the American Dream Becomes a Black Man’s Nightmare. The interview was held in the Authors Pavilion at the Congressional Black Caucus…

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  • Crime in the Cities
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    Crime in the Cities

    Members of Congress and several mayors discussed the topic, “Crime in the Cities: America’s Mayors Fight Back.” Topics included murders, crime statistics, police departments, and gun…

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  • Author Interview
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    Author Interview

    Mr. Asim talked about his book Daddy Goes to Work, published by Little, Brown Young Readers. The book, illustrated by Aaron Boyd, is for preschoolers through second graders. In rhyming…

    32 views
  • Author Interview
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    Author Interview

    Mr. Robeson talked about his book A Black Way of Seeing: From “Liberty” to Freedom, published by Seven Stories Press. The interview was held in the Authors Pavilion at the Congressional Black…

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  • Author Interview
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    Author Interview

    Mr. Overton talked about his book, Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression. The interview was held in the Authors Pavilion at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s…

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  • Rebuilding New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina
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    Rebuilding New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina

    As part of the Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference a forum was held on the rebuilding process in New Orleans. Mayor Nagin addressed the group on his vision and strategy for…

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