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  • A Decade After the Storm: The Pain, the Progress, and the need for so much more

    Sep 29, 2015. Written by Marchaeus Bacon

      By: Marchaeus Bacon, @mbacon1906   I remember Hurricane Katrina just as if she happened yesterday as opposed to hitting Southeast Louisiana August of 2005.  Considering that I was born and raised in the New Orleans Metropolitan region I have been accustomed to hurricane seasons all of my life.  However, when my father said we…

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  • Magic Johnson’s Major Health Milestone

    Sep 29, 2015. Written by Sharon Jenkins

    By: Sharon Jenkins Congratulations Magic! The August issue of Identities Mic led with this, “Magic Johnson Just Hit a Milestone Many Thought Was Impossible 24 Years Ago.”  On August 14, Earvin‘Magic’ Johnson turned 56 years old.   Thank God, Magic is still with us!   With the click of a mouse, I was transported back to…

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  • Women, too sing America

    Sep 29, 2015. Written by Melanie Avery

    By: Melanie Avery @melaniegreentea  Soaring women too can rise out of the ashes like the Phoenixes they are. On Saturday, September 19, 2015 the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation was honored to host the President of the United States and First Lady Michelle Obama at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner.   This year’s…

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  • “CBCF Perspectives” OPINION:

    Brown V. Board of Education: 61 years later & the Implications of all Deliberate Speed

    Aug 27, 2015. Written by CBCF

    May 17, 2015 marks the 61st anniversary of the groundbreaking decision rendered in Brown V. Board of Education. The Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren overturned the decision in Plessy V. Ferguson (1896), which upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation of public facilities under the doctrine of “separate but equal.” Brown V. Board of Education will always be significant in that it was able to illustrate the meaning of the equal protection clause of 14th amendment and prove that separate was in fact inherently unequal.

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  • “CBCF Perspectives” OPINION:

    CBCF Remembers the 61st Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

    Aug 27, 2015. Written by CBCF

    May 17, 2015 marks the 61st anniversary of the groundbreaking decision rendered in Brown V. Board of Education. The Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren overturned the decision in Plessy V. Ferguson (1896), which upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation of public facilities under the doctrine of “separate but equal.” Brown V. Board of Education will always be significant in that it was able to illustrate the meaning of the equal protection clause of 14th amendment and prove that separate was in fact inherently unequal.

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  • “CBCF Perspectives” OPINION:

    The Issue is Police Brutality, Not Rioting

    Aug 27, 2015. Written by CBCF

    May 17, 2015 marks the 61st anniversary of the groundbreaking decision rendered in Brown V. Board of Education. The Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren overturned the decision in Plessy V. Ferguson (1896), which upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation of public facilities under the doctrine of “separate but equal.” Brown V. Board of Education will always be significant in that it was able to illustrate the meaning of the equal protection clause of 14th amendment and prove that separate was in fact inherently unequal.

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  • Fair Housing, Still an important stabilizer in our community today.

    Aug 10, 2015. Written by Marchaeus Bacon

    By: Marchaeus Bacon, @mbacon1906  I tend to be constantly immersed in the news, but I would have to admit that this is one news story that completely got by me. The fact that the Supreme Court was going to hear a case concerning Fair Housing yet again. Most people know it as the Fair Housing…

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  • The Movement Matters

    Jul 31, 2015. Written by Chris Bowers

    By: Chris Bowers, @_CJBowers We are 16 months away from another presidential election; however, the campaign season is nearly in full swing. With over 20 candidates vying to become the next leader of the free world, their words matter as much as our vote matters. Both African-Americans and young adults have been known to make…

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  • “CBCF Perspectives” OPINION: Do Not Deny My Intersectionality

    Jul 31, 2015. Written by Lindsay Nicole Richardson

    Written by:  Lindsay Richardson, @Lindsay_Rich The recent twitter uproar that featured popular artists Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj brought forth the disparities in new age or modern feminism. Often we see modern feminism rally around the ideas of equal wage, paid maternity leave, more female leadership or free nipples. While all important in their own…

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  • “CBCF Perspectives” OPINION: Black Health Matters

    Jul 22, 2015. Written by RaCia Poston

    Written by:  RaCia Denise Poston,  @raciap_   Here is a typical scene across Black America: it’s the first Sunday of the month and the family gathers for another Sunday dinner. The kitchen and surrounding rooms are weighed down with the mixture of aromas seeping from the pots and pans that are aligned on the stove top…

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