Press Releases

  • CBC Police Accountability Task Force Hosts Police-Community Relations Forum
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Police Accountability

    On Wednesday May 22, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)’s Police Accountability Taskforce will bring together advocates, law enforcement experts, and victims, including the mother of Oscar Grant, for a forum to discuss the work of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the state of policing under President Trump, and new recommendations to improve law enforcement interactions with communities of color. The Task Force was established to address the crisis of unnecessary police v... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Commemorates the 65th Anniversary of the History Brown v. Board of Education Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Labor

    Today marks the 65th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education. This ruling determined that segregating schools on the basis of race was “inherently unequal” and therefore unconstitutional. Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement and video to commemorate the anniversary: “Today marks the 65th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education ruling – which determined that segregating schools on the ... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Calls Out NRA President Meadows For Attack on Rep. Lucy McBath
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: #RootOutRacism

    As reported in the news, during an interview with Marietta Daily Journal on May 5, 2019, NRA President Carolyn Meadows stated CBC Member Congresswoman Lucy McBath won her congressional seat because she is a “minority female.” Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement in response: “Let’s be clear, NRA President Carolyn Meadows' recent comment regarding Congresswoman McBath is nothing more than the same old rhetoric from decades of racially ch... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Statement On Tech Company Discriminatory Recruitment Practices
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity

    According to recent reports, a IT staffing and recruiting tech company posted a job description for a “mid-senior level business development” person. The description added that the job candidates be “preferably Caucasian.” Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement in response: “Let’s be clear, not only was this job posting blatantly racist, it was also illegal,” said Chairwoman Bass. “Employment discrimination on the basis of race or color ... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Statement on the Passing of Judge Damon J. Keith
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement on the passing of United States Court of Appeals Judge Damon J. Keith: “Judge Keith was a civil rights icon who dedicated his life to the empowerment of African Americans across the country. Judge Keith was committed to helping future generations succeed and did so through his leadership, devotion and principle. His presence will be greatly missed but his memory will continu... Read more

  • New CBC Taskforce on Youth Suicide and Mental Health to Launch on April 30
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, #CBConHealthcare

    On Tuesday, April 30, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will launch a new, emergency taskforce focused on the growing problem of suicide and access to mental health care among Black youth. Chaired by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), The CBC Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health will convene experts in Washington, DC and around the country, raise awareness among Members of Congress and staff, and identify legislative recommendations to address this mental health crisis.... Read more

  • The Black Caucus Responds to President Trump’s Reckless Attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: White House, Russia, and National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released the following statement criticizing President Donald Trump’s despicable attack on Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by tweeting a video accusing the Congresswoman of supporting terrorist responsible for the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. CBC Chair Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) said the following: “There was a time when Presidents of either party could be looked too for leadership in pulling our country together ... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Statement on the Arrest of Suspect in Connection to Louisiana Church Fires
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil and Voting Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the authorities in southern Louisiana have named a suspect in connection to the recent burning of three historical black churches in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Congresswoman Karen Bass, the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement in response: “These acts of domestic terrorism serve as a reminder that we must remain focused and determined to further social justice in our country,” said Chairwoman Bass. “I strongly condemn these attacks ... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Calls for Federal Investigation of Louisiana Fires
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil and Voting Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the CBC, Congressman Bennie Thompson, Chairman of Homeland Security Committee and Congressman Cedric Richmond issued the following joint statement on the recent burning of Louisiana churches: “Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass, Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson, and Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana’s Second Congressional District call on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and all federal law enforce... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Responds To President Trump’s Call For An Investigation Into Jussie Smollett’s Case
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Criminal Justice Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, President Trump called for a federal investigation into the case of actor Jussie Smollett and referenced his case while at his rally in Michigan on Thursday night. Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) issued the following statement in response: "Yesterday, President Trump bizarrely called for a federal investigation into actor Jussie Smollett's case instead of focusing on his Administration’s attempt to strip Americans of their hea... Read more

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
Connect with the CBC

Stay connected with the CBC and get news directly to your inbox.

SUBSCRIBE FOR UPDATES