Year: 2013

  • 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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