AFRO's 45th Annual CBCF Annual Legislative Coverage

AFRO's 45th Annual CBCF Annual Legislative Coverage

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.)...

Obama to Address Black Caucus Dinner, Clinton to Mingle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has had the spotlight to himself at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual awards dinner during all but...

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...

Experts Discuss Money, Wealth in Black Community

From saving for college and retirement to accumulating assets, building wealth is an arduous task for many African Americans. Leading experts on wealth-building, financial planning...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Congressional Black Caucus Kicks Off 45th Annual Legislative Conference

Between 8,000 and 10,000 attendees are expected to convene for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 45th Annual Legislative Conference Sept. 16-20 at the Walter...

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...

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...