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WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released a detailed outline of its alternative budget for FY 2018 that invests in programs and policies that will help African Americans and the rest of the nation achieve the American Dream. In addition to protecting social safety net programs and providing other pathways out of poverty, the CBC budget proposes to make the tax code fair
For Immediate Release
February 16, 2017
CBC Chairman Issues Statement on President Trump’s Comments about Meeting with the CBC
WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement in response to President Trump’s comments about meeting with the CBC.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are pressing Facebook to change an advertising feature that allows advertisers to exclude certain racial groups.
SAN FRANCISCO — The Congressional Black Caucus has called on Facebook to stop allowing advertisers to exclude racial and ethnic groups when placing housing ads in what lawmakers say is a violation of federal anti-discrimination housing laws.
More than a dozen members of the Congressional Black Caucus marched down to the Department of Justice midday to demand federal intervention to stymie police shootings of unarmed African-Americans.
"The killing of unarmed black men and women by police is a crisis," said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield said violence against police officers won't solve the country's problems, in a call for peace made Sunday after three police officers were killed and another three injured in Baton Rouge, La.
The Congressional Black Caucus is calling for an immediate vote on a gun control bill following a wave of violence this week that left two black civilians and five police officers dead in three separate incidents.
Last year, the Congressional Black Caucus launched the CBC Tech 2020 Initiative to address the lack of African American talent in the technology pipeline.
On its one-year anniversary, the initiative is still going strong.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday demanded answers from the home-sharing website Airbnb over allegations that African-American guests face discrimination when trying to rent a room or house through the site.
The Congressional Black Caucus is applauding the Justice Department's decision to investigate the Chicago Police Department, but says the decision is also "further proof" that bias by law enforcement is a real problem in the nation.