Diversity

  • Tri-Caucus Statement on the Rise in Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism Under President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: White House 45, Diversity

    Today, the Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (CA-37), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Judy Chu (CA-27) – released the following statement on the rise in hate crimes and domestic terrorism under President Trump on the second anniversary of Heather Heyer’s passing. Heyer was a civil rights activist who was killed during the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesvil... Read more

  • Bass, Pelosi, CBC Return from Historic Trip to Ghana
    Posted in In the News on August 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity

    “We absolutely accomplished what we set out to,” said Congresswoman Karen Bass of her recent trip to Ghana with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and thirteen members of the Congressional Black Caucus. “One, was to go back to the origins of slavery but it was also to renew our ties with the nation of Ghana.” Dubbing it “The Year of Return,” the delegation took the trip at the end of last month where they addressed the Ghanian Parliament to discuss regional security and the possible expansion of the Afr... Read more

  • Delegation from Congress visits ‘Door of Return’
    Posted in In the News on August 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity

    Four hundred years ago, Africans were viciously snatched by European slaveholders. To mark this painful time in history, 2019 has been dubbed “The Year of the Return,” in which Black people from all over the world will journey back to the motherland. Last week, a congressional delegation went to Ghana to observe the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans landing in America. Led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the delegation included Majority Whip James Clyburn; the chairwoman of the Con... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Statement On The El Paso Shooting
    Posted in Blog on August 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: White House 45, Diversity , #RootOutRacism

    “The El Paso shooting is another tragic example of domestic terrorism being fueled by white nationalist, who unfortunately are given cover by the words and deeds of this President. Trump has directly attacked African Americans and Latinos from the first moment he launched his campaign. He rode down the escalator at Trump Tower and called Mexicans rapist and has repeatedly referred to what is happening at the border as an invasion, exact words used by white supremacist to justify their terrorists... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus launches its ‘Census 2020’ taskforce
    Posted in In the News on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity , Economic Development & Wealth Creation

    On July 23, the Congressional Black Caucus launched a new taskforce that will focus on the upcoming 2020 Census and the legacy of undercounting the African American community. The taskforce will be led by Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV). According to a release, members of the CBC will meet with stakeholders and leading professionals to discuss the current state of play. The Caucus will also discuss the tools required for effective outreach to hard to count communities across the United States... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Launches Census 2020 Taskforce
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil and Voting Rights, Diversity , Economic Development & Wealth Creation

    Today, the Congressional Black Caucus will launch a new taskforce that will focus on the upcoming 2020 Census and the legacy of under counting the African American community. Members of the CBC will meet with stakeholders and leading professionals to discuss the current state of play. The Caucus will also discuss the tools required for effective outreach to hard to count communities across the United States. The taskforce will be led by Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV). Below, Chairwoman Bass ... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Statement In Response to “Send Her Back” Chants at Donald Trump’s Campaign Rally
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity , #RootOutRacism

    Today, Representative Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s comments attempting to disavow the “send her back chants” about Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota during the President’s rally last night. “Donald Trump cannot hide from the fact that his racist and hate filled rhetoric has recklessly increased danger to a sitting member of Congress and mother to three small children. The President could’ve disavowe... Read more

  • Push continues to get Medal of Honor to ‘Forgotten Hero’ of World War II
    Posted in In the News on July 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity

    Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen and members of the Congressional Black Caucus have been working to make sure that a Maryland man is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on Omaha Beach in World War II. Van Hollen issued a statement in support of the effort to award the honor to Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson, an African American who was a U.S. Army medic. After being hit by shrapnel during the June 6, 1944 landing on Omaha Beach, Woodson went on to treat the injured for 30 hours before... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus wants posthumous Medal of Honor for African American soldier
    Posted in In the News on July 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity

    The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is pushing for an African American soldier to be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on D-Day. The CBC, along with Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), sent a letter to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy Wednesday asking him to open a formal review of Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr., an Army medic assigned to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion. They said he continued to work to save lives for 30 hours on Omaha Beach after he was wounded. “Cpl. Woo... Read more

  • Confederacy’s Former Capital Gets A Street Named After Arthur Ashe — And Some Hope For A More Inclusive Look
    Posted in In the News on June 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil and Voting Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, Diversity

    Thousands of people spilled into the newly re-christened Arthur Ashe Boulevard here on Saturday for a celebration that also marked the unveiling of an exhibit at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture on the struggle for black equality and to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first captive Africans to English North America. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus joined Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and other elected officials on the steps of t... Read more

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