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A thinly detailed tale of heroism tantalized the nation in the months after the Pearl Harbor attack.

Black sailor's Pearl Harbor heroics helped end racism in military

Today, as we pause to remember the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, let's pay tribute to hero Dorie Miller and other WWII African-Americans who helped pave the way for today's integrated military. [ Baltimoresun.com Link ]

Dorie Miller and the legacy of World War II's African-American heroes

On this day in history: the Montgomery Bus Boycott, in which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating, took place from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956, and is regarded as the first large-scale demonstration against segregation in the U.S. It was a moment in history that solidified the power of African Americans to organize and...
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Montgomery Bus Boycott - Black History - HISTORY.com

CBC Message to America: “Ensuring equal access to the American Dream of prosperity and progress,” delivered by Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05) [ Youtu.be Link ] Wath

CBC Message to America: “Ensuring equal access to the American Dream of prosperity and progress."

Delivered by Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05)

Dozens of people were still missing after a fire broke out during an electronic music party in Oakland, Calif.

Rescue Workers Sift Through Charred Warehouse After Fire Kills at Least 9

Watch this week's CBC Message to America, “Setting Our Sights on the Future for a United America,” delivered by Rep. Andre' Carson (IN-07) [ Youtu.be Link ]

“Setting Our Sights on the Future for a United America“

Delivered by Rep. Andre Carson (IN-07).

Let’s recommit to our work and sound the alarm to our friends, family and loved ones to get tested and educated to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. #WorldAIDSday
Congratulations to Rep. Cedric Richmond on being elected the next Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus during the #115 Congress [ Bit.ly Link ]

Cedric Richmond elected chair of Congressional Black Caucus

Celebrating the 92nd birthday of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, a CBC founding member and the first major-party black candidate to make a bid for the U.S. presidency.
“We face an alarming choice in the selection of Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as the chief law enforcer for the United States of America. Senator Sessions’ civil rights record is appalling and should disqualify him from Senate confirmation. Senator Sessions has continuously obstructed the progress that we’ve made since the historic Civil Rights legislation of the 1960s. Senator Sessions has...
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Donald Trump Selects Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

Years before Barbara Lee became a California congresswoman, she was a single mother of two on public assistance determined to get an education.

While a commuter student at Mills College in Oakland in...

Influencers: Rep. Barbara Lee and Her Aim to Make History

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) spearheaded efforts through the #BringBackOurGirls movement to demand the safe return of the missing Chibok girls captured by Boko Haram and our work to bring an end to the deadly organization once and for all. She details this extraordinary effort in an op-ed published today in The Hill -

Don’t stop believing

There is power in their engagement, and we appreciate these players for taking time from their busy NFL schedules to have a dialogue with Congressional leaders and help us move criminal justice reform forward.” – Rep. G. K. Butterfield, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)

Boldin hopes to give voice to those that don't have one - ESPN Video

Our hearts are deeply saddened upon hearing news of the sudden passing of renowned journalist Gwen Ifill. Regarded as one of the most prominent African American journalists in the country, Ms. Ifill began her news career in the 1970s during a time when there were very few African American and female journalists. She was a trailblazer in media and went on to serve as the moderator and managing...
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Veteran Journalist Gwen Ifill Passes Away 61

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield and Congresswoman Barbara Lee call upon ride-share service companies, Uber and Lyft, to address reports of racial discrimination following a study conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Read the full statement and letters sent to Uber and Lyft by visiting the CBC website - [ Bit.ly Link ]

CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield and Congresswoman Barbara Lee Call upon Uber and Lyft to Address Reports of Racial Discrimination

We are concerned with findings from the NBER study that show evidence of discrimination against African American riders attempting to use ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft as a means of transportation. The CBC urges the leadership of these ride-sharing companies to address the issues of racism and discrimination found while using their platforms and implement solutions that work for...
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Study Finds Some Uber and Lyft Drivers Racially Discriminate

On this day in history, Carol Moseley Braun became the first African-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992.
On this day in history, Carol Moseley Braun became the first African-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are outraged and challenge Facebook and all social media platforms to take the issue of discrimination seriously and implement innovative solutions that aim to prevent ill-treatment of its customers and discrimination on its platform. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Facebook must stop ads that exclude races: lawmakers