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The top political and business leaders in the nation converged on Washington, D.C., for the 2019 Congressional Black Caucus‘ Annual Legislative Conference. The ALC is one of the nation’s leading policy conferences and focuses on issues that impact the Black community. The five-day conference, which concluded Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, featured nearly 100 public policy…

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Lawyers of Color saluted Black lawyers named to its most influential lobbyists and Capitol Hill staffers lists at a reception at Hogan Lovells, an international law firm co-headquartered in London and Washington, D.C. The firm specializes in government regulatory, litigation, commercial litigation and arbitration, corporate, finance, and intellectual property. The firm’s honoree, Ari Q. Fitzgerald…

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With the ever-growing number of conferences, music festivals, and cultural events coming up this fall, deciding which to attend can be overwhelming for consumers. We want to help you decide which to dedicate your time and money to,  and which will give you the best all-around experience. As we begin to shift from summer to…

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Lawyers of Color has released its list of the nation’s top Black lobbyists and influencers to coincide with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation,s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D. C., Sept. 11-15, 2019. Some of the government relations executives included on the list are: Gina Adams, senior vice president for government affairs at FedEx; Fred…

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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus call the two-week detainment of rapper A$AP Rocky in a Swedish jail for alleged assault, “outrageous” and “unfortunate.” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said he and Congressman Adriano Espaillat, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, along with others, will demand Rocky’s release from the infamous jail in Stockholm when they…

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The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is the trade association of more than 200 African American-owned community newspapers around the U.S. It was founded 75 years ago, and is still going strong today. Its annual National Leadership Awards Reception, sponsored in part by General Motors, took place during the recent Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 48th Annual…

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General Motors (GM) is committed to creating opportunities in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and continues to open doors for today’s students to become tomorrow’s innovators. GM and the John Hopkins University School of Medicine recently sponsored the second annual STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Revolt Youth Workshop and Wakanda Design…

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Today, Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) made the announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2018 after a series of sexual misconduct allegations. Conyers is one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus and also the longest-serving member of Congress, having been elected in 1964. Allegations of improper behavior came out recently after…

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Over a week ago, the nation’s Black political, social, religious, and media leaders descended on Washington, D.C. for the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) or as it is affectionately referred to by regular attendees, Black prom. Beyond the fact that it was the first time in nearly a decade that the conference was…

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The nation’s struggling HBCUs may have gotten an unwanted dose of reality recently from President Barack Obama. During a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus, Obama was critical of the business practices and structure of many Historically Black Colleges and Universities and gave a dire warning. According to attendees of the meeting, the president felt…

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The annual Phoenix Awards dinner is the signature event of the four-day Congressional Black Caucus conference focusing on public policy impacting black communities in America and abroad. The room is filled with the who’s who of Washington, D.C., tables are reserved for corporate sponsors and other influential names in their given fields. Check out the who’s…

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  This year’s dinner honored, Elijah Cummings, U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, has served since 1996. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes just over half of Baltimore City, as well as most of Howard County. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates. In his speech he highlighted that every day when he wakes up he…

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The Congressional Black Caucus foundation celebrated its 43rd annual legislative conference in Washington DC. The exhibit hall was filled with people checking out the booths and enjoying the fellowship of other patrons. Check out how the ladies of the CBC wore their hair and give us your thoughts. –Joi Pearson @JoiAPearson Photo credit – Joi…

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The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus dissuaded members from speaking publicly about the Obama administration’s efforts to rally support for military action against Syria, multiple media outlets report. Numerous publications reported that Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, sent an email to caucus members asking them “to limit public comment” on the Syria debate. One CBC…

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George Zimmerman’s father, Robert, believes his son did not deserve to undergo scrutiny for killing Trayvon Martin. In a new e-book, Florida v. Zimmerman: Uncovering the Malicious Prosecution of My Son, George, Robert Zimmerman claims that his son was not racist and was not motivated by race after following, stalking and killing the unarmed black…

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When it comes to African Americans having a voice in the hallowed halls of the U.S. Capitol, we rely on our black elected officials. Here’s what they had to say about the recent George Zimmerman “Not guilty” verdict in the February 2012 killing of the unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in Florida.

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