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CBC Continues To Meet Tough Challenges

From Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown and from civil rights to voting rights, the Congressional Black Caucus has been confronted with a litany of challenges over the past couple of years.

About the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy, research and educational institute that aims to help improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities.

Victims of 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing Remembered

The city of Birmingham, Alabama, on Monday marked the anniversary of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church that killed four young black girls.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's Office Hit by Molotov Cocktails

Federal authorities are investigating an apparent early-morning attempt to firebomb Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's Kansas City, Missouri, office.

Obama Calls for Airstrikes, Troops to Battle ISIL in Middle East

President Obama laid out his plan to combat the Islamic State terrorist group Wednesday night during an address to nation, contending the organization needs to be dealt with for the sake of safety in the Middle East.

Rosa Parks Collection Heads to Library of Congress

Hundreds of items that belonged to the late civil rights icon Rosa Parks will be housed for the next 10 years at the Library of Congress.

Elderly Interracial Couple in Virginia Fights for Marriage

An elderly interracial couple in Northern Virginia who dated for 10 years before tying the knot a month ago are fighting family members in court to keep their marriage intact.

Ladies-Only Taxi Service to Debut in NYC

A new taxi service in New York will offer female drivers exclusively, catering to female riders.

McDonnell, Wife Guilty of Corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were found guilty Thursday in a U.S. District Court in Richmond on multiple counts of federal corruption.

Holder to Launch Broad Investigation of Ferguson Police

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department will conduct a sweeping civil rights investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department in the wake of an unarmed black teen's death, saying there is cause to investigate whether the ...

Conversations and Protests Continue Post-Ferguson

Over the weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, hundreds marched and held a rally in memory of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Millions of Americans Struggle with Hunger, Federal Report Shows

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday released its annual report on household food security, which found that 14.3 percent of U.S. households were food-insecure in 2013 — a slight decline since 2011 but well above the rates of food ...

New York Bank Accused of Refusing Mortgages to Blacks

Evans Bank in New York is being sued by the state over accusations that its mortgage lenders refused financing to African-Americans in Buffalo.

Safe Passage Routes Ease Worries for Chicago Students

With Chicago's Safe Passage paths manned by more than 1,000 security personnel, parents were relieved that there were no distractions on the first day of school, such as worries of students entering gang territories and conflicts.

Push to Recruit Black, Latino Nurses

Because of the lack of minorities who serve as registered nurses, the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign and Macy's department store have continued its three-year partnership in which 16 scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded annually to ...