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CBC Again Urges Trump to Learn from its “Moral and Responsible” Alternative Budget

Washington, DC – Earlier this week the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) again urged President Trump to learn from its “moral and responsible” FY18 alternative budget released in March. Unlike the budget that President Trump released today, the CBC budget protects social safety net programs like Medicaid, SNAP, and Pell Grants and provides other pathways out […]

Affirmative Action of a Different Kind

CBCF Interns to Document Commemoration of Bloody Sunday

Washington, DC – Five students participating as Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Communications interns will have the opportunity to report from one of the most pivotal sites during the civil rights movement as they participate in the Civil Rights Pilgrimage sponsored by the Faith & Politics Institute from March 2-4. The three day passage will […]

What I Heard: President Obama calls for African American leaders to get fired up and march for jobs, equality and opportunity

Washington, DC – I attended the recent Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 41st Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC and it was one of the most substantive, content rich, conferences I have attended in quite a while. Our annual CBC Black Women’s Roundtable “Power of the Sister Vote in 2012!” forum was standing room only with […]

President Obama to Attend @CBCF Phoenix Awards Dinner

Washington, DC- The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) announced President Barack Obama is scheduled to attend the Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner Saturday, September 24. The dinner concludes the Foundation’s 41st Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). President Obama is scheduled to address more than 3,000 expected attendees at the evening’s event. Four distinguished individuals will receive the […]

Black caucus’s jobs tour a message to Obama to do more

By William Douglas- CLEVELAND — Unemployed for two years and growing increasingly frustrated, Charet Thomas thinks that neither Congress nor the White House is looking out for her or others who compose the nation’s 15.9 percent jobless rate among African-Americans. “I think people getting off unemployment and getting jobs are middle-class people,” said Thomas, who […]