AFRO's 45th Annual CBCF Annual Legislative Coverage

AFRO's 45th Annual CBCF Annual Legislative Coverage

Millennial Leaders Give Advice on Engaging Peers in Voting Advocacy

Leaders in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s resurfaced in public memory in March during the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a seminal...

Rep. Maxine Waters Wants to Rid Mandatory Minimums

Mandatory minimum sentencing is an out-of-touch, unfair mechanism in the criminal justice system that disproportionately affects people of color,  U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)...

Politicians, Community Organizers, Advocates Tackle Youth Incarceration

Part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 45th Annual Legislative Conference included a Sept. 17 forum on ending the system of youth imprisonment, which...

NNPA Honors Black Journalists, Activists, Politicians

The trade association of Black-owned newspapers in the United States convened Sept. 17 in the District, coinciding with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 45th Annual Legislative Conference, to...

Obama Recognizes Women, Pushes for Criminal Reform

President Obama presented a very “pro-women” message during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation(CBCF)’s Phoenix Awards Dinner on Sept. 19. He stressed the importance of...

Panelists Ponder if Church Is Still Viable in 2015

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) is no stranger to the pulpit – he is an ordained minister – or civil unrest, as a former...

Black Women and the Criminal Justice System: Advocating Justice and Equity

With more than 12 percent of Black girls subjected to seclusionary discipline – including suspension, expulsions, and arrests – in America, their numbers within...

Congressman Davis’ Forum on Best Practices for Reentry Programs

While several panels during this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference convened to discuss how best to keep African Americans from being...

Obama Pays Tribute to Female Civil Rights Leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Saturday to Black women for their role in helping shape American democracy, calling them "the thinkers and...

Lively Town Hall Focuses on Black Lives Matter

Four members of the Congressional Black Caucus, a noted television judge, a former police chief, a top official of a union and a leader of...

Energy Industry Could Be Beneficial for African Americans

It is expected over the several few years that utility companies across the United States will spend between $1.5 trillion and $2 trillion on...

Braintrust Seeks Grassroots, Legislative Solutions to Police-Community Relations

Repairing the fractured relationship between communities of color and law enforcement continued to be a central topic on the third day of the Congressional...