Congressional Black Caucus

Type: Organization
Name: Congressional Black Caucus
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Women legislators speak on military regulations defaming Black hairstyles

By James WrightSpecial to the NNPA fromThe Washington InformerThe female members of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote a strongly worded letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, railing against “offensive and biased” regulations that would discipline ... [Published New Journal Guide - 15 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Hastings’ statement on the Congressional Black Caucus Budget

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings    WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.) made the following statement in support of the Congressional Black Caucus Budget proposal:“On Jan. 8, 1964, President Johnson came before the nation to deliver ... [Published Westside Gazette - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Congressional Black Caucus Urges Rethink Of Army Hair Rules

The women of the Congressional Black Caucus have sent a letter asking Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider new Army regulations that made headlines earlier this month.AR 670-1 , the revised regulations for grooming and appearance, has some black ... [Published WAMC.org - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Joins Women of the CBC for Letter to DOD Secretary Hagel on Unauthorized Hairstyles, Uniform Code

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 10, 2014Contact: Carrie Adams (202) 225-2661Washington, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in support of the letter that all women members of the Congressional Black Caucus sent to Defense ... [Published Congresswoman Barbara Lee - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 3 reports

Black lawmakers push Pentagon on hair policy

The Army opened a can of worms 10 days ago when it published new rules on allowable hairstyles that, among other things, banned dreadlocks and restricted cornrows.Black female soldiers have objected, arguing that the rules are discriminatory, leaving ... [Published Colorado Springs Gazette - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

CBC Women Push to End Military Regulations on Black Hairstyles

The female members of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote a strongly worded letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, railing against "offensive and biased" regulations that would discipline black women in the military for wearing differing, cultural ... [Published Washington Informer - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Lawmakers Ask Army to Reconsider Ban on Ethnic Hairstyles

The 16 female members of the Congressional Black Caucus are in a bit of a twist over the Army's ban on certain natural hairstyles often worn by African-American female soldiers. In a letter sent to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday, the lawmakers ... [Published Bet.com - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

The Civil Rights Act at 50: Why We Still Need Liberation Policy

Hearing President Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we are encouraged by the progress America has made to live up to its promise. Yet it marks a bittersweet moment. For although there are no more Bull Connors with dogs chasing ... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 3 reports

Black lawmakers challenge new Army hair policy

The Army opened a can of worms 10 days ago when it published new rules on allowable hairstyles that, among other things, banned dreadlocks and restricted cornrows. Black female soldiers have objected, arguing that the rules are discriminatory, leaving ... [Published USA Today - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

ROLAND MARTIN: ‘If You Think The Army Is Going To Respect Dookie Braids, You’re Wrong’

PLAY AUDIOThe subject today: hair! The U.S. Army has put in place a new hair regulation and some feel as if it’s biased toward African American women. Sgt. Jasmine Nicole Jacobs of the Georgia National Guard has started a petition to combat the rulin ... [Published Black America Web - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Smith Statements on House Budget Votes

Adam Smith, D- Wash., issued the following news release:. That is why I supported both the Van Hollen Budget and the Congressional Black Caucus budget today. These budgets recognize that extending emergency unemployment insurance, raising the minimum ... [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

EDITORIAL: Right Question, Wrong Answer

We commend Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) for questioning U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on the timing of the federal prosecutor’s decision to announce allegations that D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray knew about the shadow campaign funded by Jeff Thompson. ... [Published Washington Informer - Apr 11 2014]

Quotes

"Congressional caucuses are an important way to increase awareness of principal issues and identify legislative priorities" Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., said on the House floor in 2012 while introducing the Congressional Peanut Caucus
...other caucus members, sent a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel asking him to seriously reconsider the changes and included the argument that "African American women have often been required to meet unreasonable norms as it relates to acceptable standards of grooming in the workplace."
Lomax elaborated, "The [national] six-year graduation rate for African Americans is 40 percent. If we could increase that rate by just 7 percentage points, we would graduate close to 16,000 more African Americans with bachelor's degrees each year."
...An opponent of the bill, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said it was incomplete because it would not require the CBO studies to account for "the benefits of investing in things like infrastructure, things like our kids' education, things like scientific research" that could have long-term benefits for the economy. The vote, on April 4, was 224 yeas to 182 nays

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African-American lawmakers ask Army to reconsid... [Published CNN Political Ticker - Apr 10 2014]
Washington (CNN) - African-American female lawmakers are taking the Army to task for a new ban on a number of ethnic hairstyles, guidelines which some are calling racially discriminatory. The group from the Congressional Black Caucus wrote Defense ...
Scott Speaks in Opposition to the Republican Bu... [Published Rep. Bobby Scott - YouTube Channel - Apr 10 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5BMdyMxJaU&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Scott Speaks in Opposition to the Republican Budget Rep. Bobby Scott discusses his opposition to the Republican ...
Rep. Fudge on the CBC FY2015 Budget [Published Rep. Marcia L Fudge - YouTube Channel - Apr 09 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arvhEFOPncQ&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Rep. Fudge on the CBC FY2015 Budget Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) debating the Congressional Black ...
We Can't Cut Our Way to Prosperity [Published Rep. Gwen Moore - YouTube Channel - Apr 09 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTMyzV3r4-E&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;We Can't Cut Our Way to Prosperity Gwen leads the debate on the Congressional Black Caucus alternative ...
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In Security Debrief’s fifth annual April Fools coverage, we’ve collected some stories the rest of the media somehow missed. DHS Secretary Eliminates Acronyms In All Documents Sheila Jackson Lee Introduces New American Dictionary of Empowering Descriptors ...
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