The Village

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  • Land of the Free…Stuff?

    Oct 21, 2015. Written by CBCF

    By: CJ Bowers, @_CJBowers These days, we are surrounded by sound bites of the latest speeches coming from presidential candidates on their campaign trail. Within those sound bites lie harsh realities, met with a “promising” future for our country. Recently, GOP Presidential candidate Jeb Bush received criticism for a comment made as it relates to…

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  • Women, too sing America

    Oct 21, 2015. Written by CBCF

    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 theme centered on civil…

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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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