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  • Democrats seek new ways to expand Medicaid in holdout states
    Posted in In the News on June 20, 2021 | Preview rr
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    Democrats seek new ways to expand Medicaid in holdout states BY PETER SULLIVAN - 06/20/21 01:00 PM EDT © Greg Nash Congressional Democrats are pushing legislation that would expand Medicaid in states that have so far refused to do so, seeking to fill one of the major remaining holes in the Affordable Care Act. There are currently 12 states where Republicans have refused to accept the expansion of Medicaid eligibility provided under ObamaCare, meaning 2.2 million low-income people are left witho... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus on the One Year Commemoration of the Murder of George Floyd
    Posted in In the News on May 27, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congressional Black Caucus on the One Year Commemoration of the Murder of George Floyd By Sentinel News Service Published May 27, 2021 CBC members offer words of reflection and action after the one-year commemoration of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of convicted law enforcement officer, Derek Chauvin. George Floyd, the man who was killed by police officers in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. Credit: Selfie, no credit Tuesday, May 25, 2021, marks one year since the horrific murder of George... Read more

  • Otto Beatty, Jr. honored by Pelosi, Clyburn and more as 'legendary' advocate
    Posted in In the News on May 21, 2021 | Preview rr

    Otto Beatty, Jr. honored by Pelosi, Clyburn and more as 'legendary' advocate by Geoff Redick Friday, May 21st 2021 COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Longtime state representative, civil rights, and racial equality advocate Otto Beatty, Jr. was laid to rest on Friday in a powerful remembrance attended by the Democrat leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco). The husband of Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-Columbus) was celebrated as a leader, servant a... Read more

  • Rep. Troy Carter is the Newest Member of Congress
    Posted in In the News on May 19, 2021 | Preview rr

    Rep. Troy Carter is the Newest Member of Congress NEW ORLEANS LAWMAKER FILLS SEAT FORMERLY HELD BY PRESIDENT BIDEN’S SENIOR ADVISOR, CEDRIC RICHMOND. PHOTO BY CAROLINE BREHMAN/CQ-ROLL CALL, INC VIA GETTY IMAGES BY DONNA M. OWENS · MAY 19, 2021 There’s a new member of Congress, one who adds to the ranks of Black Democratic lawmakers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) presided over the ceremonial swearing-in of Congressman Troy Carter on May 11. Once he took that oath, he was sworn into the Congr... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus members Commemorate Tulsa Race Massacre centennial
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    POLITICS Congressional Black Caucus members Commemorate Tulsa Race Massacre centennial by The Black Wall Street Times May 18, 2021 House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism member Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, speaks during a hearing on “meeting the challenge of white nationalist terrorism at home and abroad” on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) TULSA, Okla.—Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Hank Johnson (GA-04), Ba... Read more

  • "Birthing While Black" Congressional Hearing Amplifies Black Maternal Health Crisis
    Posted in In the News on May 11, 2021 | Preview rr

    "Birthing While Black" Congressional Hearing Amplifies Black Maternal Health Crisis ACTRESS TATYANA ALI TESTIFIED IN CONGRESS ON HER "TRAUMATIZING" BIRTHING EXPERIENCE, JOINING OTHER WITNESSES WHO SHARED STORIES OF CHILDBIRTH TRAUMA. PHOTO BY RODIN ECKENROTH/WIREIMAGE BY DONNA M. OWENS · MAY 11, 2021 Millions know actress Tatyana Ali for roles that have ranged from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to Broadway. Yet the Harvard graduate cherishes most her real-life roles as a wife and mother of two yo... Read more

  • OHIO’s Ebony Bobcat Network to join local, state and national leaders in commemorating 170th anniversary of Sojourner Truth’s landmark speech
    Posted in In the News on May 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    OHIO’s Ebony Bobcat Network to join local, state and national leaders in commemorating 170th anniversary of Sojourner Truth’s landmark speech Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress On May 20, the Akron/Canton affiliate of Ohio University’s Ebony Bobcat Network will host a virtual celebration commemorating the 170th anniversary of Sojourner Truth’s most famous speech—widely known as “Ain’t I a Woman”—at the Women’s Rights Convention held in Akron, Ohio. On May 29, 1851, human rights pioneer a... Read more

  • EBONY 75th Anniversary book chronicles Black American excellence and history
    Posted in In the News on May 3, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    EBONY 75th Anniversary book chronicles Black American excellence and history | May 03, 2021 By Stacy M. Brown | NNPA Newswire Photo: NNPA Newswire Since 1945, Ebony has chronicled Black life and the multitude of contributions of generations of African American icons, trailblazers, changemakers, and the unsung. As the pandemic continues and keeps some essential milestones off the front pages, Ebony quietly changed ownership while finally receiving overdue recognition for more than 75 years of Bl... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus tackle vaccine hesitancy to help minority communities hit hard by pandemic
    Posted in In the News on May 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congressional Black Caucus tackle vaccine hesitancy to help minority communities hit hard by pandemic By Ingrid Kelley and David Komer online producer Published May 3 FOX 2 - Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence is leading a push to get vaccines in the arms of those hit hard by the COVID 19 pandemic. It's an initiative by the Congressional Black Caucus called "Get Out The Vaccine." Congressional Black Caucus leads the Get out the Vaccine effort Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence is leading a push to get va... Read more

  • For Congressional Black Caucus, relief and resolve after Chauvin verdict
    Posted in In the News on April 20, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Police Accountability, #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    For Congressional Black Caucus, relief and resolve after Chauvin verdict Lawmakers renew call for Congress to act on police reform Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., left, hugs Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., in the Rayburn Room in the U.S. Capitol after hearing three guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin trial on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) By Bridget Bowman and Mary Ellen McIntire Posted April 20, 2021 at 7:29pm Shouts and gasps could be heard as nearly 20 members of the Congressional Black Caucus h... Read more

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