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  • 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

  • House Lawmakers Advance Historic Bill To Form Reparations Commission
    Posted in In the News on April 15, 2021 | Preview rr

    House Lawmakers Advance Historic Bill To Form Reparations Commission Democratic Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is the lead sponsor of H.R. 40, a bill that would establish a commission to study reparations for slavery. Chip Somodevilla/Pool/AFP via Getty Images A House committee has voted to move forward with a bill that would establish a commission to develop proposals to help repair the lasting effects of slavery. The vote came nearly three decades after the bill was was first introduced. Fresh... Read more

  • House panel votes to advance bill on slavery reparations
    Posted in In the News on April 14, 2021 | Preview rr

    House panel votes to advance bill on slavery reparations A House panel has advanced a decades-long effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves, approving legislation Wednesday night that would create a commission to study the issue By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press April 14, 2021, 11:38 PM • The Associated Press Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, center, listens as Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tex., right, chair of the Su... WASHINGTON -- A House panel advanced a decades-long effort to pay rep... Read more

  • House panel votes to advance bill on slavery reparations
    Posted in In the News on April 14, 2021 | Preview rr

    CONGRESS House panel votes to advance bill on slavery reparations Measure is "intended to begin a national conversation about how to confront the brutal mistreatment of African Americans,” chairman says. Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, center, listens as Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tex., right, speaks as they attend a markup in the House Judiciary Committee of a bill to create a commission to study and address social disparities in the African American community, on April 14, 2021.J. Scott Applewhite... Read more

  • Remarks by President Biden Before Meeting with Members of the Congressional Black Caucus
    Posted in In the News on April 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    BRIEFING ROOM Remarks by President Biden Before Meeting with Members of the Congressional Black Caucus APRIL 13, 2021 • SPEECHES AND REMARKS Oval Office 2:35 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, look, it’s an honor to be with all of you today, and I — I know it’s been a pretty painful week, you know, with — with the losses we’ve had. You know, a good friend, Alcee Hastings, which I knew a long, long time. And to lose him is losing a piece of the –- I don’t know what — just losing a piece of something.... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years
    Posted in In the News on April 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    © Getty Images Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) shared a selfie on Tuesday celebrating their first visit to the White House in four years. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) shared the selfie on Twitter with the caption “The Congressional Black Caucus Fam’s first visit to the White House in four long years.” Booker is seen in the photo with Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) along with CBC Chair Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), Reps. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Frederica Wilson (D-Fl... Read more

  • Marilyn Strickland's first 100 days were nuts
    Posted in In the News on April 9, 2021 | Preview rr

    POLITICO The Recast How race and identity are shaping politics, policy and power. Marilyn Strickland's first 100 days were nuts By BRAKKTON BOOKER 04/09/2021 01:07 PM EDT With help from Rishika Dugyala and Teresa Wiltz POLITICO illustration/AP Images Welcome to our weekly Friday Q&A, “The Sitdown.” Today we chop it up with Democratic Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, whose district includes Lakewood and Olympia, the state capital of Washington. She weighs in on how the Atlanta spa-shootings aff... Read more

  • Rep. Alcee Hastings dies at 84 after cancer fight
    Posted in In the News on April 6, 2021 | Preview rr

    CONGRESS Rep. Alcee Hastings dies at 84 after cancer fight The Democratic congressman was Florida’s first Black federal judge and fought for civil rights. Rep. Alcee Hastings speaks during a House committee hearing. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo By NICHOLAS WU 04/06/2021 10:02 AM EDT Updated: 04/06/2021 04:27 PM EDTFlorida Rep. Alcee Hastings has died after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was 84. The Democratic congressman, who was Florida’s first Black federal judge and fough... Read more

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