Year: 2014

  • 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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