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  • "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

  • Where Efforts To Overhaul Policing Stand In Congress After Chauvin Verdict
    Posted in In the News on April 21, 2021 | Preview rr

    SIGN IN NPR SHOP DONATE NEWSExpand/collapse submenu for News ARTS & LIFEExpand/collapse submenu for Arts & Life MUSICExpand/collapse submenu for Musi SHOWS & PODCASTSExpan Live Updates: Trial Over George Floyd's Killing AMERICA RECKONS WITH RACIAL INJUSTICE Where Efforts To Overhaul Policing Stand In Congress After Chauvin Verdict Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Updated April 21, 20214:49 PM ET JASON BRESLOW Twitter House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks alongside members of the Congressional Black... 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

  • Congressional Black Caucus members listen to Derek Chauvin verdict
    Posted in In the News on April 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    Search 3:56 April 20, 2021 Congressional Black Caucus members listen to Derek Chauvin verdict Members of the Congressional Black Caucus were huddled in a room inside the Capitol as all three verdicts were read in the case against Derek Chauvin. Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Members Watched Chauvin Verdict Together, Prayed Outside Capitol Afterward
    Posted in In the News on April 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    Apr 20, 2021 at 6:38 pm ET Congressional Black Caucus Members Watched Chauvin Verdict Together, Prayed Outside Capitol Afterward By Eliza Collins Members of the Congressional Black Caucus made a statement on the verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/ASSOCIATED PRESS Members of the Congressional Black Caucus had gathered together in a room ahead of the verdic... Read more

  • Black members of Congress gather after Chauvin verdict, say conviction is 'first step'
    Posted in In the News on April 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    Black members of Congress gather after Chauvin verdict, say conviction is 'first step' Savannah BehrmannLedyard KingSean Rossman USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Black members of Congress gathered outside the U.S. Capitol just minutes after Derek Chauvin's conviction in the death of George Floyd Tuesday, calling the guilty verdict the "first step" in achieving justice. "This verdict we certainly agree with," said Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, surrounded by caucus members. "But we ... Read more

  • 'This has been a tough week': Black lawmakers discuss racial inequities, COVID with Biden
    Posted in In the News on April 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    'This has been a tough week': Black lawmakers discuss racial inequities, COVID with Biden Matthew Brown USA TODAY Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus met with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House for the first time Tuesday and laid out their policy vision.USA “We had an amazing meeting where we were able to share our thoughts and ideas, but we also came because we know there will be challenges," said Rep. Joyce Washington Washington Beatty, D-Ohio, chair ... Read more

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