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  • Jan 3, 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Williams 202.263.5709 Media@cbcfinc.org   WASHINGTON — On January 3, 2017 the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) hosted a Ceremonial Swearing-In for the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) at the Warner Theatre, in Washington, DC.  At the beginning of each new Congress, the CBCF hosts this ceremonial event to honor the legacy…

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  • Jan 2, 2017

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Williams media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2017—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) will host the ceremonial swearing-in of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for current and newly-elected members of the 115th Congress. Forty-nine members will take the oath of office—the largest in CBC history.   Because space will be limited, media credentials…

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  • Dec 14, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Williams 202.263.5709 Media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON — A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), released the following statement in response to recent news reports on the lack of diversity and inclusion among senior staff in United States Senate offices. “Capitol Hill’s diversity crisis is at an…

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  • Dec 1, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Williams 202.263.5709 Media@cbcfinc.org   WASHINGTON — CBCF president and CEO A Shuanise Washington released the following statement congratulating Rep. Cedric L. Richmond’s election as next Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. “On behalf of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Rep. Cedric L. Richmond…

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  • Nov 14, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Williams 202.263.5709 Media@cbcfinc.org   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) held its third Executive Economic Summit on November 14, 2016 in Atlanta, GA. The Summit, entitled Black Women Business Leaders and Access to Capital co-hosted by The Coca-Cola Company, focused on strategies and opportunities to expand capital…

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  • Nov 14, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Williams 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org   WASHINGTON— A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), released the following statement on the passing of Gwen Ifill, veteran journalist, moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” on PBS and co-anchor and co-managing editor of “PBS NewsHour.” “I am saddened…

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  • Oct 4, 2016

    Shrita Hernandez 202.263.2812 media@cbcfinc.org Averyl Bailey 202.263.2812   The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) mourns the loss of two of our emerging leaders, Jonathan E. Riley, Esq., CBCF Science and Technology Congressional fellow who served in the office of Rep. G. K. Butterfield and Dmitri Clemons, CBCF 2016 Emerging Leaders: U.S.- China Study Abroad…

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  • Sep 22, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Shrita Hernandez 202-263-2800 media@cbcfinc.org Averyl Bailey 202-263-2800   WASHINGTON – “The CBCF family and I are deeply saddened and devastated by the unexpected death of my dear friend and chief of staff to Congressman Al Green, Jacqueline A. Ellis. I will always be grateful for her counsel, dedication, knowledge and sense…

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  • Sep 16, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shrita Hernandez 202.263.2812 media@cbcfinc.org   WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 8 a.m.—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) will bring cast members of STARZ’s network hit shows Power, Survivor’s Remorse, and Ash vs. Evil Dead to its 46th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) to discuss the importance of diversity in media. Please join talent from…

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  • Sep 8, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shrita Hernandez 202.263.2812 media@cbcfinc.org Averyl Bailey 202.263.2812 Muriel Cooper 202.263.2812   WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) will host its National Town Hall meeting, “The Black Agenda for the Next Administration: What’s at Stake!”, during the 46th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). The Town Hall meeting, held on Thursday, Sept. 15 from…

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  • Sep 6, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Hernandez 202.263.2812 media@cbcfinc.org Averyl Bailey 202.263.2812 Muriel Cooper 202.263.2812   WASHINGTON— The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) will present the Professional Development Series in cooperation with the National Medical Association (NMA) during its 46th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Sept. 14 – 18. The series…

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  • Sep 2, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Hernandez 202.263.2812 media@cbcfinc.org Averyl Bailey 202.263.2812   WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced that medical pioneer Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Dr. Regina Benjamin, 18th U.S. Surgeon General and baseball great Ken Griffey, Sr. are part of this year’s all-star lineup for the CBCF’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference…

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  • Aug 31, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                        …

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  • Aug 25, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Hernandez 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org Averyl Bailey 202.263.2812 Muriel Cooper 202.263.2812   WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) announced that legendary actors Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree, and music icon Dionne Warwick will accept awards for their lifetime achievements in the arts during the 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine…

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  • Aug 24, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Hernandez 202-263-2800 media@cbcfinc.org Averyl Bailey 202-263-2812 Event to Honor Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton, U.S. Representatives Charles B. Rangel and Marcia L. Fudge, Business Magnate and Philanthropist Robert F. Smith, and Emanuel A.M.E. Church in honor of the “Emanuel Nine” for their strong commitment and contributions to improve the well-being…

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  • Aug 21, 2016

    CONTACT Shrita Hernandez 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org Averyl Bailey 202.263.2812   WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), released the following statement on the passing of renowned journalist George Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine.   “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of George Curry, a veteran…

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  • Aug 10, 2016

    WASHINGTON–The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) will kick off its newly expanded exhibit showcase with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 15, 2016 as part of its 46th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), September 14 – 18, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.   “Our exhibit showcase is a major draw…

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  • Jul 20, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Hernandez 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org Averyl Bailey 202.263.2812 WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) is excited to welcome 10,000 attendees at its 46th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), scheduled for September 14 – 18, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The ALC is the premier conference of…

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  • Jul 7, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT Shrita Hernandez 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org   Averyl Bailey 202.263.2812   WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), released the following statement in the aftermath of this week’s shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas that resulted in the deaths of two African Americans…

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  • Jul 2, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT Shrita Hernandez 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org   Averyl Bailey 202.263.2812   WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), released the following statement on the passing of Elie Wiesel, noted Holocaust survivor, human rights activist and Nobel Prize laureate in World Peace.   “The CBCF is…

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  • Jun 12, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Hernandez 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org Averyl Bailey 202.263.2812   WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), released the following statement on the horrific massacre in Orlando, FL today.   “As the world mourns for the innocent victims of today’s horrific massacre in Orlando, our thoughts…

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  • Jun 4, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Hernandez 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org   Averyl Bailey 202.263.2812   WASHINGTON, D.C. – A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), released the following statement on the passing of Muhammad Ali, boxing icon, philanthropist and social activist.   “The CBCF is deeply saddened by the passing…

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  • May 9, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Shrita Hernandez 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org Averyl Bailey 202.263.2812   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) convened its second Executive Economic Summit on May 6, 2016, in Berkeley, CA. The Summit on Capital Wealth Creation in Business and Technology brought together business leaders, policymakers, venture capitalists and senior members…

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  • Apr 20, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org Averyl Bailey 202.263.2812   WASHINGTON — A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), released the following statement on Harriet Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill and the addition of Sojourner Truth to the back to the $10 bill….

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  • Mar 14, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org   WASHINGTON, DC, March 14, 2016 – A. Shuanise Washington, President and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) released the following statement on the passing of Robert McGlotten, former CBCF board member and long-standing champion of labor rights.   “The CBCF is deeply saddened…

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  • Feb 25, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org Firm donates $60,000 to “Pathways to the C-Suite” to engage African American students in private sector career opportunities       WASHINGTON— The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced that former Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford’s Washington, DC-based firm, R&R Resources+, will donate $60,000 to support the launch…

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  • Feb 25, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org Celebration Paid Tribute to the CBCF Founders and CBC Members of 1976   WASHINGTON— The Avoice Heritage Celebration kicked off the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated’s (CBCF) fortieth anniversary and the 10th anniversary of its Avoice virtual library on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The Celebration, themed “Because…

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  • Feb 23, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org   WASHINGTON— The 2016 Avoice Heritage Celebration kicked off the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated’s (CBCF) fortieth anniversary and the 10th anniversary of its Avoice virtual library on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The Celebration, themed “Because they serve, we soar,” honored the founders of the CBCF (Nira…

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  • Feb 17, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez 202.263.2800 media@cbcfinc.org Leaders in Business and Government to Help Advance CBCF’s Mission and Growth WASHINGTON—The Board of Directors of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) has appointed new officers and elected five new members at its Annual Meeting in February. Four distinguished individuals at the pinnacle of government, private…

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  • Feb 4, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez (202) 263-2800 media@cbcfinc.org   MEDIA ADVISORY WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2016— The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) will host the seventh annual Avoice Heritage Celebration. The celebration features a reception and program honoring the Congressional Black Caucus members who served in 1976, the 40th anniversary of the founding of the…

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  • Feb 1, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez (202) 263-2800 media@cbcfinc.org   WASHINGTON— With support from The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), and Instagram, created maps for the #MakeYourMap initiative, with the theme of “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories”. Instagram’s Photo Map lets you showcase where you’ve taken your photos…

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  • Jan 18, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez (202) 263-2800 media@cbcfinc.org   WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF), today released the following statement on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.   “Today, we pause to honor the life, vision and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther…

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  • Jan 13, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez (202) 263-2800 media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF), today released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. “The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated shares President Obama’s belief that we are a nation empowered by our…

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  • Dec 2, 2015

     Contact Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez media@cbcfinc.org 202-263-2800 Tim Pulliam 202-263-5702 CBCF Celebrates the Legacy of Rep. John Lewis Documentary showcases the life of an American Civil Rights hero. WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced it will celebrate the living legacy of Rep. John Lewis during a reception and documentary screening in his honor. The…

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  • Dec 1, 2015

      CONTACT Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez 202-263-2800 Media@cbcfinc.org Tim Pulliam 202-263-5702 CBCF Encourages People to Get Tested in Honor of World AIDS Day An estimated 34 million people globally have HIV WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) released the following statement on World AIDS Day.   “Today, we pause…

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  • Nov 20, 2015

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Nov. 20, 2015 Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez 202-263-2800 Media@cbcfinc.org Tim Pulliam 202-263-5702                CBCF Statement on 6th Annual International Conference on Stigma The conference aims to eliminate the shame around HIV/AIDS     WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) released the following statement on Howard…

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  • Nov 4, 2015

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  • Oct 15, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), today announced the theme and honorary co-chairs for the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), scheduled Sept. 16 – 20 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The ALC theme, “With Liberty and…

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  • Sep 15, 2015

    WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced that President Barack Obama will serve as the keynote speaker for the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.






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  • Aug 26, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON— A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today released the following statement on the passing of civil rights icon, Dr. Amelia Boynton Robinson at age 104. “As we mourn the passing of such a prominent figure in the civil rights movement,…

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  • Aug 24, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org Legendary civil rights activists and the first black fraternity to be honored during the 45th Annual Legislative Conference WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced the honorees for the Phoenix Awards Dinner, the culminating event of the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). President of the North Carolina State Conference…

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  • Aug 21, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org VaShawn Mitchell and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III to headline event Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company WASHINGTON—Stellar award-winning gospel singer VaShawn Mitchell will perform and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III will deliver the keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) Annual Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, Sept. 19, at the…

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  • Aug 21, 2015

    Forty-six Congressional Black Caucus members take the oath of office in 114th Congress. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated






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  • Aug 19, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON— A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today released the following statement on the death of Rep. Louis Stokes at age 90. “Our hearts are heavy today over the passing of Rep. Louis Stokes. We are praying for his family, and…

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  • Aug 17, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON – A. Shuanise Washington, President and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) released the following statement on the passing of Julian Bond, civil rights leader, politician and former board chairman of the NAACP. “The CBCF is deeply saddened by the passing of Julian Bond. We honor the…

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  • Aug 12, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org New microsite and mobile app offer attendees a digital conference experience WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced the launch of its new microsite and mobile app for the 45th Annual Legislative Conference, September 16 – 20, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The microsite…

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  • Aug 12, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org New microsite and mobile app offer attendees a digital conference experience WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced the launch of its new microsite and mobile app for the 45th Annual Legislative Conference, September 16 – 20, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The microsite…

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  • Jul 30, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced that Mr. R. Donahue Peebles, the immediate past vice chairman of the CBCF board of directors, will assume the role of chairman, effective immediately. Don Peebles is a real estate entrepreneur, author, founder and chairman of The Peebles Corporation. The change in…

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  • Jul 10, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today released the following statement on the South Carolina legislature’s decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from statehouse grounds. “The CBCF commends the efforts of South Carolina lawmakers for taking action to take down…

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  • Jun 26, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org Forty students will learn Chinese culture and interact with China leaders in science and technology WASHINGTON—This summer, 40 college students are getting prepared for an exciting and enriching time in China. They will participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) Emerging Leaders: US-China Study Abroad Delegation, which is sponsored…

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  • Jun 26, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), today released the following statement about the confederate flag, which hangs at the South Carolina statehouse. “As a South Carolina native, this week’s shooting at Emanuel AME Church affected me profoundly and personally. It reminded…

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  • Jun 22, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org   More than 500 people expected to attend the event The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), has partnered with WHUR 96.3 FM radio, the Whitman-Walker Health Max Robinson Center and the Community Education Group for the seventh annual National HIV Testing Day, a yearly campaign to encourage and educate African…

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  • Jun 18, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), today released the following statement on the arrest of Dylann Roof, accused of shooting and killing nine parishioners inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. “We are saddened by this terrible tragedy unfolding in Charleston, South…

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  • Jun 9, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org The grant will support the CBCF’s Emerging Leaders Interns for the next three years WASHINGTON—Today the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) announced that Walmart donated a $1 million dollar grant to support African-American students in its Emerging Leaders Internship Program. The grant will support 25 interns each year over the…

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  • May 28, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), today announced that the CBCF joined the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Tech 2020 initiative, a taskforce formed to identify strategies and best practices for including more African Americans in careers in science technology, engineering and…

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  • May 15, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), today released the following statement on the passing of fifteen-time Grammy award-winning R&B legend B.B. King. “We are saddened to hear of the passing of blues icon, B.B. King. His contributions to the music genre…

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  • May 12, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org   WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) appointed ten new members to its board of directors, drawing on the talents and experience of established leaders in a broad array of fields, from nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies to Congress. The new directors join the CBCF at an important time, with…

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  • May 1, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, the president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus, Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), today released the following statement after Baltimore’s chief prosecutor charged six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. “Today’s indictment of six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray sends a…

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  • Apr 29, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), released the following statement in response to the Baltimore riots. “On behalf of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., I extend heartfelt condolences to the family of Freddie Gray and to the residents, families, business…

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  • Apr 24, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), today released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General. “We congratulate U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch for her long awaited confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Ms….

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  • Apr 20, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org Applications now accepted for undergraduate study abroad program WASHINGTON—This summer, 40 college students will embark on a trip of a lifetime to China, as part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) Emerging Leaders: US-China Study Abroad Program. Over the course of two weeks, the group will visit Beijing, Hangzhou…

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  • Feb 25, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON— On February 24, 2015, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) honored Reps. John Conyers, Jr. and Charles Rangel and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. during its sixth annual Avoice Heritage Celebration at The Hamilton in Washington, D.C. The Avoice Heritage Celebration is the foundation’s official Black History Month observance, which…

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  • Jan 8, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org Forty-six Congressional Black Caucus members take the oath of office in 114th Congress WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) hosted the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Swearing-In Ceremony on Jan. 6, 2015. The time-honored tradition welcomed new and returning members to the Caucus. Rep. G.K Butterfield succeeded Chairwoman Marcia L. Fudge…

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  • Jan 5, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org The 114th Congress boasts the largest CBC in the history of the Congress. WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2015—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) will host the ceremonial swearing-in of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for current and newly-elected members of the 114th Congress. Forty-six members will take the oath of office—the…

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  • Dec 11, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org A. Shuanise Washington will receive the University’s esteemed President’s Award WASHINGTON—On December 12, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), president and CEO, A. Shuanise Washington will deliver the keynote address at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s (FAMU) fall commencement in Tallahassee, Fla. During FAMU’s fall commencement, Washington will receive the…

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  • Dec 1, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON — On December 1, the global community observes and honors World AIDS Day, remembering all those affected by HIV and AIDS. Since 2009, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) and 18 national black and Latino civil rights organizations have worked as Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI), a coalition…

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  • Nov 25, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today released the following statement on the grand jury decision on the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson Police officer, Darren Wilson. “Our heartfelt prayers are with Michael Brown’s family as they cope with…

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  • Nov 23, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON – A. Shuanise Washington, President and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) released the following statement on the passing of Marion Barry, former Washington D.C. mayor and councilmember. “CBCF is deeply saddened by the passing of Marion Barry. We honor the life and mourn the loss of…

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  • Nov 20, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org The nonprofit organization hopes to raise $100,000 for programs that positively impact the African-American community WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced its participation in #GivingTuesday on December 2, 2014. #GivingTuesday is a global movement dedicated to giving. “In 2014, the CBCF accomplished much to advance the African-American community….

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  • Nov 10, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org Washington—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today released the following statement on President Obama’s nomination for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. “We are delighted with President Obama’s choice for the next Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. “Loretta Lynch has an impeccable record of…

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  • Sep 24, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org Registration for Beta Testers to begin during 44th Annual Legislative Conference WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced the enrollment launch of a new virtual community designed to engage the public around policy issues impacting black communities. The initiative, named the Permanence Project, was announced at the opening press…

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  • Sep 22, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** WASHINGTON— The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) will hold a press conference to announce the launch of a new initiative, a virtual community designed to engage the public around policy issues impacting black communities. The announcement will kick off the CBCF’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), Sept. 24–27….

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  • Sep 19, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced President Barack Obama as the keynote speaker for the 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner, 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. “We are again honored to have former CBC member President…

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  • Sep 18, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org Geri Allen and Friends to Perform WASHINGTON— Rep. John Conyers, Jr., (MI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee and Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus, will again serve as the honorary host of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Jazz Issue Forum and Concert….

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  • Sep 5, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org Actress Phylicia Rashad, Singer-songwriter Bill Withers and Author Dr. Alvin Poussaint to be honored WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses will recognize the contributions of three icons in the arts during its Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts. This year’s honorees are…

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  • Aug 27, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org Media Mogul Cathy Hughes and Civil Rights Leader Wade Henderson to be honored at 44th Annual Legislative Conference WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Incorporated (CBCF) today announced two honorees for its annual Phoenix Awards Dinner, the culminating event of the 44th Annual Legislative Conference. Radio and Television Personality and Founder of…

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  • Aug 25, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org 19 undergraduates become student delegates through CBCF program WASHINGTON—Nineteen college students returned from a trip to China last week, as part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) Emerging Leaders: US-China Study Abroad Program. The group, called Marcia L. Fudge Inaugural Cohort, visited Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai and studied Chinese…

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  • Aug 13, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today released the following statement on the shooting death of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. “We share in the sadness and disappointment to learn that Michael Brown, another unarmed black teen, was killed…

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  • Aug 4, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org Kinga Nadage Koulouar will intern at CBCF through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) was recently selected by the White House to host Kinga Nadege Koulouar, a fellow from Chad participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The fellowship…

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  • Jul 29, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org A. Shuanise Washington named 2014 Brava! Award recipient WASHINGTON— The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced that its president and chief executive officer, A. Shuanise Washington is a 2014 Washington SmartCEO Brava! Award honoree. She will be recognized on Wednesday, July 30 at Harbour View in Woodbridge, Va. for…

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  • Jul 28, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org Summer program prepares students for careers in public service WASHINGTON — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today honors the 41 students who participated in the 2014 Summer Congressional Intern Program. The summer internship program concludes today, July 25. These college students set out on a quest to develop themselves…

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  • Jul 2, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), today released the following statement in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. “Today marks an important day in our nation’s history. With the stroke of a pen, fifty years ago,…

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  • Jun 24, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org It Starts with You Theme Continues to Explore Individual Power to Make A Change WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) expects more than 10,000 attendees at its 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), scheduled for Sept. 24 – 27, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. ALC…

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  • Jun 19, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), today released the following statement in recognition of Juneteenth. “We celebrate Juneteenth to pay respect to our ancestors and those who endured so much for the basic right we enjoy today: freedom. “On June 19,…

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  • Jun 18, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), has partnered with WHUR 96.3 FM radio and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for the sixth annual National HIV Testing Day, a yearly campaign to encourage and educate African Americans about the importance of getting tested for HIV and knowing their status….

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  • Jun 12, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), today released the following statement on the passing of actress and civil rights champion, Ruby Dee. “It is with great sadness to learn of the passing of Oscar-nominated actress, writer, and activist, Ruby Dee. With…

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  • May 29, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) hosted a Closing Ceremony to congratulate the 2012–2014 cohort of the Leadership Institute for Public Service (LIPS) CBCF Fellowship Program on completion of their 20-month program in public policy training. The event took place at Altria Client Services, Inc., on Wednesday,…

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  • May 28, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2014 – A. Shuanise Washington, President and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) released the following statement on the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou, author and legendary poet laureate. “CBCF is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou. We join the millions…

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  • May 17, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON, May 17, 2014 – A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), today released the following statement in honor of the 60th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that desegregated schools. “Sixty years ago…

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  • May 9, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON – A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), today released the following statement in honor of Public Service Recognition Week. “CBCF honors the many dedicated public servants working in federal, state, county and local governments during Public Service Recognition Week and…

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  • Apr 29, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) President and Chief Executive Officer, A. Shuanise Washington, will be honored during the “Trailblazers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarship Dinner and Gala,” hosted by the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter (NoVAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on Saturday, May…

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  • Feb 28, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org Feb. 26, 2014–The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) hosted its Fifth Annual Avoice Heritage Celebration tonight at The Hamilton, 600 14th Street, NW,Washington, DC. Anheuser-Busch Companies was the presenting sponsor. The Avoice Heritage Celebration is the Foundation’s official Black History Month observance and the primary fundraiser for the Avoice Virtual…

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  • Feb 21, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org WASHINGTON – In recognition of Black History Month, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) and Instagram have teamed up to host a tour of African-American historic points of interest in Washington, DC. CBCF interns will share their thoughts and experiences via Instagram while they move through a guided tour of…

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  • Feb 19, 2014

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) will host its fifth annual Avoice Heritage Celebration, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, at The Hamilton, 600 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. Andrea Roane WUSA TV9 morning anchor, will serve as emcee. The Avoice Heritage Celebration is the Foundation’s official Black…

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  • Dec 19, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. Senior Research and Policy Analyst Menna Demessie, Ph.D., was selected to participate in the GIVE1 Project as a Global Leader Fellow. Dr. Demessie, along with ten black women from across the U.S., traveled earlier this month to Benin to provide leadership development training to young women. The GIVE1 Project is…

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  • Dec 19, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and United Health Foundation (UHF) recently awarded scholarships to 11 college students as part of CBCF’s Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program. The scholarship, which provides financial assistance for the 2013-2014 academic school year, is designed to increase representation of minority students entering the health care field. “There is a…

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  • Dec 11, 2013

    A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) today released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Rep. Mel Watt as director of FHFA. “The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) supports the U.S. Senate confirmation of Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) for director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency…

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  • Dec 6, 2013

    A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., (CBCF) today released the following statement on the passing of human rights activist and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. “The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is deeply saddened by the passing of a great leader, revolutionary freedom fighter, and our friend, Nelson Mandela. “CBCF…

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  • Oct 20, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) will recognize musician Stevie Wonder, Time Warner Inc., and former Rep. Carrie P. Meek of Florida during its fourth annual Avoice Heritage Celebration (Avoice: African American Voices In Congress) on February 26, 2013 from 8:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T Street, NW. Included in the…

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  • Oct 20, 2013

    Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Senior Research and Policy Analyst Menna Demessie, Ph.D. was elected as secretary for the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) during their annual conference in Chicago, March 14-16. NCOBPS’ mission is to study, enhance, and promote the political aspirations of people of African descent in the United States and throughout…

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  • Oct 2, 2013

    Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) President and Chief Executive Officer A. Shuanise Washington will be a featured speaker at the National Bankers Association (NBA) 86th Annual Convention this month, underscoring the Foundation’s efforts to provide greater access to capital in struggling, minority communities. For 86 years, NBA has championed the interests of minority and women-owned…

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  • Oct 1, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) released the following statement today in recognition of the beginning of enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is pleased that a critical component of ACA—the health insurance marketplaces—will begin to be implemented today, as scheduled. For far too long, the lack of…

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  • Sep 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama will be the keynote speaker during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 43rd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner. The Awards Dinner is the signature event of a four-day conference focusing on public policy impacting black communities in America and abroad. It is scheduled from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on…

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  • Sep 16, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) made a $5 million investment in African American-owned banking institutions as part of a broader effort to increase the availability of loans for businesses and individuals in African-American communities. CBCF selected banks in four regions of the country-the North, South, East and Midwest-in an effort to achieve geographic…

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  • Sep 10, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) will devote its annual national town hall meeting to a discussion about the causes and consequences of poverty and violence on our youth. “From Poverty to Prosperity: Confronting Violence, Restoring Opportunity, and Investing in Our Youth” will take place from 9-11:30 a.m., Sept. 19, 2013, at the Walter…

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  • Sep 9, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) today announced the creation of Bloggers Row, powered by USTelecom Association, the newest addition to the Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), held Sept. 18-21, 2013 at Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Bloggers Row is a special section designed to provide a custom workspace for Bloggers. It will be located in…

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  • Sep 5, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) today announced that Iyanla Vanzant, host of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Iyanla: Fix My Life” reality television show, will serve as keynote speaker during the Annual Legislative Conference Networking Luncheon. The Networking Luncheon provides conference attendees with information, resources and networking opportunities to expand their personal and professional…

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  • Aug 23, 2013

    The Avoice Virtual Library Project of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) in partnership with Busboys & Poets and the DC Poetry Festival will pay special tribute in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. To commemorate the anniversary of that historical day, from 9-11 p.m., Wednesday, Aug….

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  • Aug 21, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses will recognize the contributions of two icons in the arts, 8 p.m. -10:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, during the 17th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This fundraising event for scholarships in…

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  • Aug 14, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Emerging Leaders Series during the Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), Sept. 18-21, 2013, includes panels and networking opportunities targeted to young adults. Emerging leaders will have the opportunity to meet and engage with other passionate young leaders and advocates working to highlight the issues of the global African-American community and…

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  • Aug 12, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) will unveil its new Enterprise Pavilion at the Exhibit Showcase during the Foundation’s 43rd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Sept. 18-21, 2013, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. “The Exhibit Showcase is designed to provide educational, health and business related opportunities for ALC attendees,” said A. Shuanise…

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  • Jul 29, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) board of directors welcomed 10 new members last week – including a media mogul, an internationally known actor and activist, a syndicated television judge, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and business executives with significant expertise in health initiatives, supplier diversity and civic engagement. Each were selected for…

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  • Jul 29, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Health Braintrust will present key information that consumers will need to make effective use of critical provisions in the Affordable Health Care Act that go into effect in October 2013. The eight-city town hall-based tour “Making Good Health MY Reality” began on July 20 in the Virgin Islands and…

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  • Jul 15, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is concerned about the financial future of the next generation of leaders. If Congress does not act by July 1, federal student loan rates are set to double, meaning that the average student with federal loans will have to pay additional interest rate costs. We know that African-American and…

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  • Jul 14, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is deeply saddened and disturbed by the gut wrenching decision of the Florida jury in finding George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Our prayers are with the Martin/Fulton families, and the millions who signed petitions, engaged in thoughtful discussions through social media and…

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  • Jul 12, 2013

    It is with distinct honor that the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) welcomes the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST) to Washington as they commemorate their 100th anniversary. Founded on the campus of Howard University, the Deltas originated with 22 young, dedicated women. Today, the sorority is the largest African-American women’s organization…

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  • Jul 1, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is deeply saddened by the passing of former Rep. William H. Gray, III of Pennsylvania. Rep. Gray was a man of conviction. Throughout his career he gave voice to thousands of every day citizens, his congregation and students enrolled in HBCU’s, and did so in a manner which…

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  • Jun 27, 2013

    To help encourage African Americans to get tested and to know their HIV status, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) has joined forces with WHUR 96.3 FM radio and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for the fifth year in a row to support National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on Thursday, June 27, 2013….

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  • Jun 25, 2013

    According to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, (CBCF) the historic rulings this week by the U.S. Supreme Court are a wakeup call for African Americans to pay greater attention to the legislative process and to judicial nominations. Each indelibly shape our country’s public polices for generations to come. Clearly, as evidenced by the Supreme Court’s ruling this…

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  • Jun 3, 2013

    CBCF recently announced the new guest bloggers for its blog, The Village. The Village allows CBCF to bring a sense of community online. Through a series of featured guest bloggers, The Village covers opinions on current events and issues critical to the advancement of African Americans and the Diaspora and will be published twice weekly…

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  • Jun 1, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., (CBCF) welcomed 40 undergraduate students and recent graduates from across the country to its Congressional Internship Program. The students will spend the next two months working in congressional offices where they will observe first-hand how the Hill works and how federal legislation is developed. Interns will create and participate…

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  • May 13, 2013

    Throughout the centuries, humankind has been able to identify one person – an individual – who made a difference, who changed the thinking, who made an innovative discovery that led to a seismic shift in how history was written. “It Starts With You,” the theme of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 43rd Annual Legislative…

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  • May 1, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is pleased that President Barack Obama has put forward the nomination of African-American leaders who are among our nation’s most innovative, and dedicated public servants. At a time when millions of Americans are still unable to afford to purchase a home, President Obama has aptly nominated Rep. Melvin Watt…

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  • Apr 23, 2013

    Former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation fellow David Johns has been appointed as the executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. The announcement was made by Arne Duncan, U.S. education secretary. The initiative amongst many objectives will seek to improve educational outcomes, expand educational opportunities and deliver competitive education for…

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  • Apr 18, 2013

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) will bring together experts for a town hall meeting to examine Diversifying the Nation’s Teacher Workforce, Thursday, April 18, 2013, from noon – 3 p.m. at the Howard University Blackburn Center. The panel will examine ways to effectively train teachers of all…

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  • Apr 17, 2013

    As our Congressional leaders now begin to debate gun control measures on the floor of the Senate, we must not lose sight of the potential implications of proposed laws requiring background checks, and increased security in our schools — particularly in African-American and other under-served communities. Any legislation passed by the Congress must not contribute…

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  • Feb 1, 2013

    A. Shuanise Washington was appointed the president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and Rep. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania was elected the board chairman during the Foundation’s annual board meeting. Ms. Washington’s selection came after an extensive national search conducted by executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles. She will succeed…

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