Year: 2015

  • 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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