Tag: Congressional Black Caucus

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CBC Message To America: UP Initiative Looks To Arm Urban Communities With Jobs And Economic Opportunities Instead Of Guns

Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) delivers this week’s Congressional Black Caucus Message to America focusing on how increasing economic opportunities in urban communities can reduce gun violence in America. Kelly’s new collaborative initiative, UP or otherwise known as the Urban Progress initiative was established to reduce gun violence by increasing opportunities and building strong a strong coalition at the […]

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Rep. Donna Edwards Responds To Attack Ads Amid Run For Senate

Donna Edwards, a U.S. Representative from Maryland, is fighting to make history. She hopes to become the first African-American senator from Maryland and only the tenth Black senator in American history. Rep Edwards is currently locked in a heated battle with Maryland Representative Chris Van Hollen in one of the tightest political contests we’ve seen. Polls have them running neck-and-neck, and in […]

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Pushback Over POTUS Naming Supreme Court Nominee Is Racist Say Lawmakers

Since the death of controversial U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last week, the matter has become a political football and an all-out partisan tug-of-war. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are speaking out against the GOP’s aims to obstruct President Barack Obama appointing a nominee to occupy Scalia’s former seat saying that their actions are […]