Tag: congressional black caucus

Congressional Black Caucus memebers host panel discussion on STEM careers

Congressional Black Caucus memebers host panel discussion on STEM careers

| October 20, 2017

ALC panel encourages high school students to pursue STEM careers By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A recent panel discussion hosted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, showcased the importance of an education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The panel discussion was held during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual […]

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee mulls ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ for Trump

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee mulls ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ for Trump

| April 21, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) After just two months in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump has already proven to be a liability to the free world, keeping Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) up many nights wondering what the New York City real estate developer will do next. However, the veteran Congressional Black […]

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Trump, Black Caucus plan to meet for first time

Trump, Black Caucus plan to meet for first time

| February 22, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Following a bizarre exchange with American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan, the Congressional Black Caucus is in talks with President Donald Trump to set up a meeting. Trump asked Ryan, a veteran black journalist, if she could set up a meeting with him and the […]

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New study: Blacks feel ignored by Democrat Party

New study: Blacks feel ignored by Democrat Party

| February 21, 2017

Cornell Belcher releases study showing African Americans political feelings By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Cornell Belcher, the CEO of Brilliant Corners Research, said that it’s no surprise that black voters have presented a very clear mandate to the Congressional Black Caucus to oppose the Trump administration, because 92 percent of African Americans voted […]

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Blacks will account for nearly 18 percent of U.S. population by 2060

Blacks will account for nearly 18 percent of U.S. population by 2060

| February 13, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Each year, the Census Bureau recognizes Black History Month by releasing up-to-date statistics that reveal the total black population, the number of black-owned businesses and even how many African-American military members are serving the country. Currently, the black population stands at 46.3 million, up about 1.3 percent from […]

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Fox host, St. Louis police group want teen’s artwork remove from U.S. Capitol

Fox host, St. Louis police group want teen’s artwork remove from U.S. Capitol

| February 1, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) On Dece. 29, Fox News personality Eric Bolling spoke out against a painting by a high school artist and constituent of Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), who represents greater St. Louis and the city of Ferguson, Missouri. “I’m saying to the three million people out there right now. Call […]

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Black Caucus members react to Tubman replacing Jackson on front of $20 bill

Black Caucus members react to Tubman replacing Jackson on front of $20 bill

| April 30, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) On April 20, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Harriet Tubman will be on the $20. Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to the NNPA News Wire about the historic tribute to Tubman. One of the most important heroes in American history, Tubman […]

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Black churches show support for Obama’s environment plan

Black churches show support for Obama’s environment plan

| November 15, 2015

By Savannah Harris Special to the NNPA News Wire from HU News Service WASHINGTON—Leaders of the nation’s major black churches—representing nearly 13 million African American members—presented over 10,000 pastors’ signatures to Congressional Black Caucus members in support of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The leaders said they are making the effort to push forward the […]

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Your body is a temple

Your body is a temple

| September 20, 2015

The White Dress Project fights for National Fibroid Awareness Month By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer According to the National Institutes of Health, most American women will develop fibroids at some point in their lives. One study found that, by age 50, 70 percent of whites and 80 percent of […]

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Black women mobilizing for 2016 vote

Black women mobilizing for 2016 vote

| September 18, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, Essence magazine and the Black Women’s Roundtable have teamed up to mobilize and re-energize black women voters. The partnership hopes to raise the profile of the already-powerful black women’s vote. In the 2008 and 2012 elections, black women had the highest turnout […]

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